While the calendar and the thermometer still tell us that we’re clearly in winter’s frozen grip, it won’t be long at all before we’re hosing off our concrete surfaces and firing up the grill for some good ol’ Southern backyard living. Whether it’s just you, unwinding on the back porch after a long day at work or a patio full of people, there’s no denying that your outdoor space is a treasured spot where you can enjoy a lifetime’s worth of memories with family and friends. That’s why it’s important to pay special attention to the look and feel of your outdoor areas before springtime comes along. To get you started, here are a few great trends in decorative concrete that you should be considering.
One of the most popular options when it comes to decorative stamped concrete, the look of natural stone is one that’s not only one of the hottest recent trends, but has a timeless look and feel that’s not going away anytime soon. One of the greatest advantages of natural stone stamps is the vast number of stone looks available with which to match any decor. Whether it’s cobblestone, fieldstone, flagstone, slate, or countless others, natural stone stamped concrete is versatile enough to be luxurious, yet totally casual all at the same time.
Speaking of current trends in decorative stamped concrete, one of the hottest looks available at this very moment is the look of wood planks. With all the lines and texture of an actual wooden-planked floor, but without any of the hassle and constant upkeep a wood floor requires, a wood plank stamp works wonders, both inside and out. And as with all other types of stamped concrete, it can be stained in order to achieve the exact look and finish you’re going for, regardless of decor.
Perfect for driveways, porches, patios, and walkways, a brick-stamped concrete surface is not only elegant, but provides plenty of traction for outdoor areas. Available in a wide assortment of patterns, a stamped brick surface can be done with a traditional stacked pattern or perhaps even a herringbone, basket weave, or chevron pattern for added design flair.
It’s In the Details
When it comes to stamped concrete for your outdoor spaces (or anywhere else, for that matter), you’d be hard-pressed to find anybody else with the concrete skill and experience that the captains of concrete at Concrete Resurfacing Products have. With more than 20 years of hard work and dedication serving the fine folks in and around Atlanta, you can add beauty and durability to any concrete surface you wish, whether indoors or out.
Call the licensed pros at Concrete Resurfacing Products and see not only how easy it is to cultivate a little space of your own, but how quickly and affordably, as well.
If you start now, you’ll be ready to greet spring with a beautiful decorative concrete surface courtesy of Concrete Resurfacing Products. We’d love to help.
2019 has arrived, and along with it, all the new year’s resolutions, hope, and optimism for what’s yet to come. While the first thing that may come to mind when you think of resolutions might be something pertaining to health, fitness, or finances, if you’re a homeowner, there are probably a few things you want to accomplish around the house, too. No matter the size or scope of the project, this is the perfect time of year to begin making an actual list of the things you want to tackle in the new year.
Do More With Your Floor
Because resolutions are meant to change something that’s not working in an effort to improve it, why not consider changing something about your home that isn’t working for you anymore. For many, that “something” is the interior floors. Often times, we take them for granted, when it’s our floors that are usually one of the first things someone notices about our homes when they come inside.
While a decorative concrete floor is often something you might envision being an outdoor feature, many savvy homeowners are following the trend and installing decorative concrete floors inside the house. After all, there’s already a concrete slab under your current floor, right? In addition to it being a great low-maintenance option due to ease of care and durability, a radiant heating element can also be added to new slabs or any slab that’s being poured over an existing slab. But by far, the most appealing aspect of a decorative concrete interior floor is the myriad of design options you have at your disposal. Not only can you select any color imaginable, but you can choose from many different textures -- both natural and man-made -- to suit your decor.
Top Trends for 2019
With a new year comes all the latest trends, and it’s good to know that custom decorative concrete overlays are available in a variety of textures that mimic some of the hottest flooring options out now. Replica looks such as realistic-looking natural stone and hardwood flooring are not only visually appealing, but because the patterns are stamped into the surface of the concrete, there are no seams or grout lines to trap dirt and grime, making it a breeze to keep up with. In addition to stamping specific textures to achieve the look of virtually any wood surface, custom staining also allows you take the illusion further by matching popular wood colors with the appropriate texture.
For more about custom decorative concrete overlays inside or outside your Atlanta-area home or business, see what the concrete professionals at Concrete Resurfacing Products can do to jazz up your drab slab.
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