Decorative concrete can add beauty and function to an outdoor area. You want to make sure that you enjoy the look for the space through the cost-effective durability of concrete. This post addresses three types of decorative concrete flooring.
To achieve a textured look in decorative concrete, a thin layer of cement is spread over the top with a trowel. Then the trowel is pressed over it to create the texture. This top layer is waterproof. Troweled-down, textured concrete is a great way to give a natural stone look at a fraction of the price.
Finishes are a great way to enhance the look of decorative concrete. In particular, acid staining is a very easy to apply and inexpensive way to accentuate the concrete without completely overpowering it. Acid stain gives the concrete a smooth and glossy finish that can come in a small number of colors. You have probably seen it in many luxury settings like museums and terraces because of its chic appearance.
Concrete is a great material to customize. A stamped overlay is an easy way to accomplish this. Just like texturing, a layer of cement is applied and then stamped into any shape or design you like. Color can also be added. With a stamped overlay, your decorative concrete can easily look like brick of natural stone without the added work and cost.
Decorative Concrete Floors from Del Prete Masonry
If you’re ready to upgrade or install your brick pathway with a unique pattern, Del Prete Masonry has the expertise to meet your needs. With more than 25 years of experience, Del Prete has done work in and around the Baltimore area at Johns Hopkins and M&T Bank Stadium as well as Harford, Carroll, Anne Arundel and Howard Counties. To explore our residential or commercial services and to set up a consultation, please give us a call at 410-683-0650 or contact us online. To see examples of our work and get updates follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.