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5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DECORATIVE CONCRETE

Decorative concrete is the use of concrete as not simply a utilitarian medium for construction but as an aesthetic enhancement to a structure, while still serving its function as an integral part of the building itself such as floors, walls, driveways, and patios.

Want something more than just plain concrete? We are also experts when it comes to decorative concreting. As part of our service we specialise in providing and installing a range of decorative concrete options. Decorative concrete can be a creative and modern way to really give your exterior space more energy and appeal. Whether it’s stamped concrete for your driveway, polished concrete, or coloured concrete, flooring, stencil concrete designs or even exposed aggregate concrete, we can provide concrete that’s highly decorative as well as functional.

The transformation of concrete into decorative concrete is achieved through the use of a variety of materials that may be applied during the pouring process or after the concrete is cured, these materials and/or systems include but are not limited to stamped concrete, acid staining, decorative overlays, polished concrete, concrete countertops, vertical overlays and more.

1. Cost-effective

When looking at ways to improve the look and value of your property we know a beautiful design and long lasting materials have a big part in making a decision. Choosing a cost effective option is always a wise decision, especially when on a budget. When comparing the cost of materials and installation you’ll realize concrete is by far the best.

2. Easy Care

To properly clean concrete flooring you only need a weekly mopping for interiors. Depending on usage you may need to do it twice a week. If you have masonry work installed in your patio just use a brush and water to clean the bricks. It is highly recommended to avoid using overpowered water pressure to clean the masonry concrete since it can damage the surface.

3. Durability

Concrete is highly durable when mixed right and given the proper maintenance. Cracking is inevitable as concrete general tendency is to shrink. Usually these cracks have no real impact on concrete’s stability or performance. A way to minimize this is using control joints which create a “weak” point in the concrete so when it changes due to moist and temperature the concrete cracks in the control joint rather than in the slab.

4. Wide Variety of options

Using decorative concrete gives you the ability to choose from a wide range of colors, textures and patterns giving a great look at floors, walls and structures. Stamped concrete is a great example of a creative way and cost effective to use concrete.

5. Resistance

Concrete is one of the materials that will withstand fire, mould and frost. Concrete does get frozen at 18 degrees but at most what you’ll get is undesired cracks if there is no proper maintenance applied. One easy solution is to apply an acrylic silicone solvent-based sealer to their concrete. See this blog post to get more tips on concrete care in winter time.

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