Decorative concreting is the process of turning plain, regular concrete into something a little more creative and personalized. This could mean with coloring, polishing, stencils or engraving. We find this to be a great alternative to the basic everyday concreting that helps to turn your areas into something special. We want to help you create areas that are aesthetically pleasing not only to yourself, but to your visitors as well. We have found that our clients often opt for decorative concrete, as it can assist in making your areas more welcoming and compelling to stay around.
Concrete Coloring – This refers to the mixing of color with concrete before it is laid down. I am sure that driving through your neighborhood you often would have seen driveways with color through them, rather than the standard grey cement color. This helps to make your home more inviting and ensures that you are able to keep the same color palette as the façade of your house. Coloring of concrete can really help tie together the look and feel of an area. We highly recommend this, as it is the most basic and cost effective of the decorative concreting options.
Concrete Polishing – Becoming more popular over recent years, polished concrete is a brilliant alternative to many internal surfaces as it is hard wearing and easy to maintain. It can be used on kitchen countertops, making it much harder to damage or chip than the standard laminate or certain stone benchtops. It is frequently used as flooring, again as it looks brilliant, is easy to clean and is much harder to damage than floorboards or carpet. This method can also be used for feature walls, or walls that get frequently damaged due to passing traffic or furniture. It brings an industrial feel to spaces and works well with greenery and simple furniture.
Concrete Stencils – The purpose of concrete stencils is to create texture in your concrete surfaces. It has the ability to create the texture of brick, cobblestone, slate etc. This type of decorative concrete is used to give depth and a different look to the standard style of concreting. The process is started just after pouring and flattening the concrete, with a stencil then placed on top and pushed into the concrete to create the desired effect. There are a range of different stencils to chose and sure to be one to suit each style you are requiring for your area.
Concrete Engraving – This process is similar to the stenciling process, however, does not create the depth required to produce outcomes similar the texture of cobblestone or slate. This style of decorative concrete is used when you have a certain image you would like engraved on the concrete, or something that is a bit more unique that does not come in a stencil. This is one of the most creative forms of decorative concreting as you have the flexibility to choose however you would like to enhance your space. This may be in the form of a singular image, or even an alternative pattern throughout.