Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

Transforming Ordinary Concrete into Beautiful and Decorative Patterns

By Mark Bruddy Subscribe to RSS | April 4th 2012 | Views:
loading
 
  



With the idea of providing some basic information on some of the more common options available with concrete, we thought it might be helpful to give an introduction to the proliferation of possibilities available with concrete. Let us now discuss a few unique techniques that you can incorporate into your project to create a truly eye-catching design. There are a few skilled techniques required to create those beautiful designs you have admired and want to duplicate.

Colored Concrete

Coloring your concrete can truly be a work of art. The artist can play with unique color combinations that you would never imagine could be created out of concrete. Have a special color in mind? Also, colored concrete can be used to simulate the look of brick, flagstone, pavers, or marble.

Decorative Concrete

You'll often discover that decorative concrete is the best choice to permanently cover surface imperfections in existing concrete or to turn a plain-looking slab from drab to fab. With today's decorative concrete, it is easy to give almost any concrete surface, indoors or out, a complete face-lift and at a much lower cost than removal and replacement.

Stamped Concrete

What is stamped concrete? This is one of the fastest growing areas of home improvements. If you are on a tight budget, you can still achieve impressive results by mixing stamped concrete with fields of less-expensive plain concrete, such as a installing a driveway with only a border of stamped concrete. Or do the work in stages, maybe tackling the front driveway and walkway one year followed by your backyard patio or pool deck a year or two later. Your patience will be rewarded.

Decorative Engraving

This process is a wonderful solution to dress up older, unattractive concrete. Designs are carved into the existing concrete and then dyed and sealed to perfect the look. Unlike toppings or overlays, engraving is a permanent treatment that won't wear away or lose bond because the patterns are carved into the concrete rather than applied on top of it. When the concrete is further enhanced by staining, the decorative possibilities are truly spectacular.

There is a lot that can be incorporated into your decorative concrete flooring. Whether you are renovating your home or planning to decorate a new one, finding the solutions that meet your needs and requirements can be as simple as a visit to your concrete flooring contractor. Once there, ask about all the options available with an eye to your particular project.

Mark Bruddy - About Author:
Mark Bruddy is a flooring solution expert working with US leading Concrete floor contractors. Provides range of Saw Blades, Polished Concrete Floors, wholesale Diamond Blades and

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:
http://www.articleside.com/home-improvement-articles/transforming-ordinary-concrete-into-beautiful-and-decorative-patterns.htm

Related Home Improvement Articles Subscribe to RSS

Differences between laminate flooring and engineered wood flooring
Published by Julia Bennet on March 30th 2012 | Home Improvement
Laminate flooring and engineered wood flooring are two types of floors that have in common only the ...
 
DIY some flooring tips
Published by Glyn Jones on June 9th 2012 | Home Improvement
Some tools and procedure may be best identified to you by your local flooring clinic. However, once ...
 
Wooden flooring maintenance guide
Published by Celina on January 20th 2012 | Home Improvement
Wooden flooring is the best way to get fantastic looking floors in home but to keep proper care and ...
 
Decorative treatments for floor can range from parquet flooring to ceramic tile mosaics.
Published by Adair Sawyer on March 30th 2012 | Home Improvement
Floors do not have to be boring. If you have a massive floor, and you do not have any intentions of ...
 
More Floor has the finest engineered oak flooring
Published by Mary Porter on June 25th 2012 | Home Improvement
Another principal advantage of our engineered oak flooring is that the solid oak is extremely hard w...
 
Tiles a valuable option for you home flooring
Published by Glyn Jones on December 11th 2011 | Home Improvement
Tiles can make your home beautiful. You can buy these tiles in different shapes, designs and colors....
 
Essential types of flooring explained: Carpet tiles
Published by Julia Roger on December 7th 2011 | Home
Carpet tiles are perhaps not the most glamorous of things to have adorning your floors but are nonet...
 
Add beauty to your home with strand Woven Bamboo flooring
Published by Andy Flow on July 15th 2012 | Home Improvement
There are different kinds of carpeting available these days. You can choose to go for hard plastic o...
 
What you are looking for, if you want wooden flooring
Published by Addamsmith on June 28th 2012 | Home
There are wooden flooring is one of the most traditional of whole types of floors. It is give look n...
 
Hardwood Flooring: Enhance the Beauty of home/office with hardwood flooring
Published by Dany on February 13th 2012 | Home Improvement
Hardwood flooring is one of the best element and design to decorate your home and office. Hardwood f...
 
The Meaning of concrete polishing and concrete saw
Published by Edwardross on April 27th 2012 | Home Improvement
If you do decide to do it yourself, you'll need a small hand buffer, and buffing pads that fit the b...
 
The Benefits of concrete polishing
Published by Edwardross on May 4th 2012 | Home Improvement
These diamond concrete grinding and polishing tools along with diamond concrete saw are enough to re...
 
Things to consider when selecting wooden flooring
Published by Kim Valerio on December 10th 2011 | Home Improvement
Wood flooring is an excellent choice for almost any house. Wood is actually a natural product with a...
 
Discount wood flooring helps make the wish come true
Published by NinaCook on August 20th 2012 | Home Improvement
Make your flooring dream a reality with a new hardwood floor! we aaahardwood.com. as one of Arizona'...
 
Rubber flooring
Published by Mary Porter on June 29th 2012 | Home Improvement
Our collection of rubber flooring is first-rate and we pride ourselves on our exceptional client car...
 
Concrete Polishing - a non-hazardous flooring solution
Published by Ethen Hunt on November 29th 2011 | Home Improvement
Flooring industry, one of the like concrete makeover service, New Jersey has brought a revolutionary...
 
The Ultimate Guide to concrete cutting.
Published by Edwardross on April 23rd 2012 | Home Improvement
If you have to cut the concrete slab below for plumbing work, remember, it is not an easy task. To p...
 
Wooden flooring maintenance guide
Published by Celina on January 20th 2012 | Home Improvement
Wooden flooring is the best way to get fantastic looking floors in home but to keep proper care and ...
 
Create Natural Look with Limestone flooring tiles
Published by MPG Stone on December 10th 2011 | Home Improvement
Homes are built to define dreams into reality, give rich and natural effects and maintain the aura o...
 
Stone Tiles Sales offers a range of natural stone flooring that’s perfect for any environment
Published by Mary Porter on June 19th 2012 | Home Improvement
Here at Genesi Stone Limited we’re dedicated to the sourcing and retail of the most decorative nat...