Redondo Beach Decorative Concrete
Ever wondered whether your driveway, walkway, pool deck or patio could look better? With decorative concrete, beauty is not only achievable but a must-have. This new material has been responsible for the heightened level of building and design that is characteristic of real estate in America today; everyone simply wants their outdoor living space to look spectacular.
About Decorative Concrete
So what is decorative concrete? Simply stated, it is the use of concrete for both construction and aesthetics. While many people may be used to its normal grey color and its use in construction, few are aware of concrete’s aesthetic ability. This is achieved by the addition of a variety of materials during or after the concrete is poured and/or cured. These materials include integral color; for practically any texture and application, color hardener; provides a unique color and also a very durable surface and chemical stain to create uneven, translucent, or variegated color much like that of natural stone.
Here are some of the exciting options used in construction to achieve decoration with concrete.
Staining concrete is a popular method employed by contractors where they show their artistic skills. Staining is achieved primarily using two methods; acid staining and water-based staining. Acid staining, with its marbled or mottled appearance, is most popular. It is a chemical reaction between muriatic acid and minerals in the concrete to create new earth tone colors on the concrete surface. Water-based staining, on the other hand, is more versatile and also easier to use.
Ultimately, the superiority of either staining technique will be determined by your contractor’s artistic ability. Redondo Beach Concrete Pros use both techniques to capture both the versatility of water staining and the rich, colorful effect of acid staining in the final product.
Stamped concrete is a very intelligent way to add both strength and aesthetics to your floors. It involves adding texture and color to concrete to make it resemble a variety of earth tones such as wood, shell, fossil, and many more. This wide variety of hues coupled with lower costs and durability makes stamped concrete ideal for a large array of construction projects.
At Redondo Beach Concrete Pros, we apply several techniques and materials to get the best of wood stamped concrete for your car porches, driveways, sidewalks, and the floor in patios. Contact us to get your next project started.
Exposed aggregate is achieved by removing the upper layers of cement to ‘expose the aggregate.’ Decorative aggregates such as crushed granite and river rock are used as the aggregates beneath the concrete to create an attractive floor color and texture. Exposed aggregate is also exceptionally durable as it can last for more than four decades without resurfacing.
This method, applied by skilled contractors such as Redondo Beach Concrete Pros, will create a durable, skid-resistant floor, and beautiful. It can be used to build granite countertops or even a block fireplace.
The methods described above are just but a few of the variety of techniques we employ to create our masterpieces. Redondo Beach Concrete Pros is a company that goes over and above to fulfill our customers’ creative needs. Contact us at (424) 363-8630 to get your next outdoor project started.