With the many ways available to create textured concrete, the medium is becoming more and more popular as a way to finish floors, patios, and other surfaces. While creating a beautiful finished product, concrete floors are also very economical and budget-friendly. Read on to find out more about different kinds of concrete textures and ways to use each one.
Concrete finishes types
The most ordinary texture that concrete can give is a simple, no-fuss added texture that is concrete in its natural state after it has been laid and smoothed out. Even this texture can be varied, however.
The patterns created when laid can be either straight lines or arcs. Some concrete layers will give you the option to choose which one you prefer, while others will have a set way that they lay their own concrete. This concrete texture is usually used on driveways, sidewalks, and curbs.
Another texture that concrete can offer is the smooth-as-glass look that is the result of acid staining and sealing. This option is excellent for garage floors, kitchen floors, or the like.
Designs can also be added to the concrete while it is being cured, lending a unique and special look to whatever room the floor is a part of. The different methods of staining as well as the different techniques to create different looks of coloring all add more ways to make your very own concrete pad unique and personal.
If you wish for a tile, cobblestone, or slate walkway, stamped concrete might be the perfect solution. It is definitely much less expensive. In addition, using the stamping process on concrete usually can deliver results with a surprising likeness to the real cobblestone, tile, or slate.
Definitely look into using stamped concrete if you are wanting a stone, tile, or textured floor. It is especially good for kitchens, outdoor patios, and walkways.
Mix and match
Of course, how you color the different textures will make an immense difference in appearance. Perhaps you will want one uniform color throughout the entire surface of your concrete.
From custom design logos on your acid stained flooring to a colorful border around your stamped brick walkway. If you are just wanting a typical laid-concrete slab, you can even add color to this concrete as well.
The color that you pick should complement your color scheme or the natural colorings of the concrete’s surroundings. Even if you want it to pop, some concrete colorings can do just that with their unique dyes of metallic, black, and white color.
No matter what color you do, be sure that the method of your color application will go well with the kind of concrete texture that you plan to do.
Concrete texture can make the difference between a boring slab of concrete and a lovely addition to the home or area to which it is added. Typical concrete is only the beginning of the options available. Stamped and acid stained are other options that can give you a beautiful floor without paying big bucks for stone or tile.