Concrete is one of the most popular building materials for home and commercial use, thanks to its affordability and durability. It has also gained popularity in recent years because it lends itself to so many creative interpretations and uses. Gone are the days when concrete design options were limited to dull greys and earth tones – if you have a project in mind and really want it to stand out, it’s time to reconsider the myriad options for customizing a concrete surface. Here are some creative possibilities to consider:
- Stamped concrete. You might hear stamped concrete referred to as textured or imprinted concrete. This concrete treatment can replicate stones, tile, brick, or even wood, giving your project textural detail that is durable and affordable. With a wide variety of colors and patterns to choose from, stamped concrete is a popular option for driveways, patios, and pool decks.
- Stained concrete. There are two main types of stained concrete, acid based chemical stains and water based acrylics. Both of these types of concrete are effective for revitalizing dull and lackluster surfaces. Some common projects for stained concrete include walkways, patios, kitchen countertops, and fireplaces.
- Colored concrete. The creative options and color options for colored concrete are endless. This option lets you customize your concrete any way you’d like. Colored concrete can be used to look like brick, flagstone, pavers, or tile. This is an affordable customization that can be used to personalize both new and existing concrete.
- Installation creativity. There are numerous ways to customize your project when it comes time to pour your concrete. Think beyond the square slab solution and imagine the possibilities: free-from designs, curved corners, innovative shapes – our design team can help you bring your creative project using concrete to life.
These are just a few of the design solutions to consider when it comes to customizing your concrete project. You can transform a room, garage or outdoor living area with a custom concrete surface made to your specifications. Concrete is also an ideal cost-saving material for those on a budget, who don’t want to sacrifice style while saving money. With so many options for how to customize your concrete surface, you can have a design unlike any other. Contact G-CAT Construction today to learn more about customizing your concrete surface.