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Techniques for Creating Decorative Concrete
Stamped concrete is intended to imitate the appearance of other materials such as natural stone, brick, wood or tile
Have you taken the time lately to notice the new home construction in your area? If you do, you will more than likely notice that the builders are incorporating decorative designs into the concrete driveways and walkways. Not only that, but if you step indoors, you’ll find an increased number of concrete floors and countertops. Concrete is an amazing product. In addition to working hard as a foundational support in so many situations, concrete can also be decorative. Here are a few unique techniques that you can incorporate into your project to create a truly eye-catching design.
- Stamped Concrete-stamped concrete is intended to imitate the appearance of other materials such as natural stone, brick, wood or tile. It can be used on driveways, pathways, stairs, patios, entryways, and even for flooring within a home. The look is achieved by first pouring the wet cement, then stamping it with a patterned mold. Different colors can be achieved either by mixing pigments into the wet cement, or staining the dried concrete with acid stains.
- Concrete Overlay-concrete overlays cover the existing concrete with some form of decorative finish. There are many different types of overlays to choose from. Stamped overlays are made to duplicate the appearance of real stamped concrete. Overlays, normally made from either cement or polymer-modified mixtures, are...
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