What is Decorative Concrete?
Decorative concrete is the use of concrete as not simply a utilitarian medium for construction but as an aesthetic enhancement to a structure, while still serving its function as an integral part of the building itself such as floors, walls, driveways and patios.
The transformation of concrete into decorative concrete is achieved through the use of a variety of materials that may be applied during the pouring process or after the concrete is cured, these materials and/or systems include but are not limited to:
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Decorative concrete allows you to mimic natural materials for less cost and is far more accessible than certain materials such as granite and marble. Also, using decorative concrete is not just for aesthetic appeal. A building with more thermal mass on the interior side of their insulation may have lower energy bills than one without as much thermal mass. This will vary based on geographic location.
Many people do not realize just how versatile decorative concrete can be. For instance, overlays can be applied to existing concrete as well as many other surfaces, horizontal and vertical, with as little as 3 mm thickness making it ideal for interior applications where weight might be an issue.