Concrete may not be the first thing that comes to mind when considering great looking home decorations. When people think of concrete they often picture dull grey slabs of monotonous material. This does not have to be the case! Many people come to us when working on a home improvement project and are pleased to discover the diverse range of decorative concrete and the many ways it can be used to improve a home. There are many different ways that concrete can be made interesting and stylish for your home or business. These include different colors, patterns and finishes that give decorative concrete a unique and appealing finish. I will now explain some of the different ways to use decorative concrete to make your Norman home or business look great.
Many people will start to consider decorative concrete when landscaping their backyard area. Maybe you have a concrete patio that has become cracked and visually unappealing. You may be tempted to lay a lawn in place of your worn concrete patio, but you could also consider decorative concrete as an alternative. And while concrete patios are a great place to start thinking about decorative concrete there are many other applications for it.
Pool decks and custom driveways are some of the best ways to use this aesthetically enhanced building material but the only limit of its utility is your imagination. Any surface that could be constructed from regular concrete, such as sidewalks, driveways, curbs, flower bed borders, foundations and floors can also be built from decorative concrete. Now that I have explained some of the practical uses for decorative concrete I will explain some of the techniques that Bill’s Custom Concrete uses frequently where concrete can be made decorative.
One of the most popular methods of decorating concrete is to imprint patterns onto the top of the concrete using brick, rock or stone patterns. The creativity is limited only by the imagination of the person decorating the concrete! Some of the more creative concrete stamps have included seashells, business logos, and even family crests to give interesting finishes to the surface.
An important part of home decor and improvement is ensuring that color schemes are compatible with one another. Thankfully, there are a number of methods by which concrete can be colored. Colored pigment can be stirred into the concrete while it is still in its liquid state. That is one way to do it. The other is to wait until the concrete is dry and then stain the top of it with acid. Each method gives a different finish which is suitable depending on personal preference.
There are several ways to decorate concrete using a simple trowel. A trowel can be used to apply a layer of rock salt to the top of the concrete while it is drying. The rock salt is then rinsed from the surface and a series of tiny holes are left where the rock salt was. Aside from rock salt, trowels can be used to mark the surface of the concrete with a series of patterns and other designs. These can be simple or incredibly intricate depending on the desire, skill and imagination of the person designing and decorating the concrete. We at Bill’s Custom Concrete are capable of doing just about any type of concrete pattern that you can think of to enhance the beauty of your property.
Decorative concrete in Norman building projects is a superb way to help your home or business stand out from the rest. Many of our customers are very happy with the usage of decorative concrete to enhance their home and landscaping. If you are imaginative and love great looking surfaces, then you will be too!
Call Bill’s Custom Concrete today at (405) 755-3975 to discuss the different types of decorative concrete that you can apply to your home or business. We know how satisfied many of our Norman, OK clients are once they start exploring the benefits of various decorative concrete additions to their home or business.