Learn how to add decorative concrete to your home project.
While decorative concrete might seem like an afterthought or an easy-to-add finishing touch, it can be a big part of your concrete project. Options used to be limited as to how creative designers could get with decorative concrete based on material limitations. Now there are more options than ever before, with wider ranges of colors, designs and even textures available to the consumer. We’ll talk about how to add these into your concrete project today. For more concrete project tips, be sure to check out the rest of our blogs.
- Speak with your contractor.
Placing expectations up front is the easiest way to get all parties on board with the plan and to ensure everyone ends up pleased with the final product. Some decorative concrete styles might require a different type of base concrete. Depending on the stage the project is in, plans might not be able to be altered to accommodate a new concrete design. Arrange this early, and keep lines of communication open for the best result.
- Find a designer.
While some concrete companies will be able to accomplish the designs you’re looking to add to your patio, mantle or even flooring, others stick strictly to the basics in concrete design. If the latter is the case, your contractor can likely bring in a concrete designer specifically for the finishing design work. Get in touch with us to see what’s possible with your project.
- Make it last.
|Ensure appropriate seals and maintenance timelines are established. How often will this design require resealing? Can you do it yourself, or do you need a professional to come in and do it for you? Can you establish a recurring maintenance schedule as part of the contract? These are all appropriate questions to ask your contractor or concrete specialists.
At Tolley Concrete, we strive to make the job easy on you. With care and concern for the product and the customer, we’re here to get the project done right and leave you with concrete you’ll love that will last for years to come. Visit our website for a free quote.