Concrete is one of the most versatile building materials for construction and pavement. This is because it is durable, easy to customize and cost efficient. And, with the advent of newer paving styles, it doesn’t need to be plain either. Using different types of decorative concrete you can transform your gray concrete driveway into an elegant pavement.
Decorative concrete enhances the look of your driveway and adds style to your home decor. It is also water resistant and lasts a long time. To increase the beauty of your flooring space, there are a number of attractive and great looking styles of decorative concrete to choose from like acid-stained, stamped or knocked down.
So, here’s a closer look at the types of decorative concretes for your driveway:
Acid-stained is considered to be one of the most popular and common types of decorative finishes for your driveway. For creating this type of concrete, acid stain pigments are soaked deep into the pores that permanently change the color of your plain, gray slab. It not adds color but also infuses translucent tones to your concrete by giving it a one-of-a-kind finish. These acid stains also create a glossy effect which is durable for a longer period of time. Contact our paving experts to know more about this technique.
2) Stamped Overlays
Stamped overlay is another great option for residential decorative concrete. It doesn’t tear out your expensive concrete slab, rather simply tops it with thin stamped overlays. The look of this overlay is completed by adding a thin layer of wear-resistant cement on the top of your concrete and the cement is then ‘stamped’ with a textured color. A benefit of this stamped overlay is that it can be customized in various colors. This smart combination of colors and textures can give your old concrete a new appearance. Consult our team of experts to customize your gray slab today.
Adding knockdowns to your concrete is a great way of adding texture and style while ensuring its safety at the same. Knockdowns add texture to your flooring and also create a non-slip surface. This type of decorative concrete comes in various styles such as bricks finish, stones and so forth. If you live in an area where you driveway gets wet easily, knockdowns could be the perfect solution for you.
Another alternative for adding texture to your concrete is trowel-on. For paving this type of concrete, a thin layer of wear-resistant cement is used to replicate a pattern of ripple-stone finish. This way, trowel-on can produce a richly colored pavement. You can also customize these color tones to suit your overall home decor and add an elegant touch to your driveway.
Concrete floors can be effectively painted with different types of colors. Using different pattern and designs you can transform your driveway into a beautiful piece of art. However, it is crucial to consult the services of an expert to do so as painting a paving surface requires a special type of epoxy-based paint. Epoxy is a heat resistant paint used for industrial or automobile purposes. Hence, it needs to be used correctly. But if done right, it protects your driveway and lasts a long time.
If you think your concrete requires a facelift, contact us for a high-quality application of decorative concrete today. Blacktop Paving transforms your ordinary concrete into an elegant driveway keeping in mind your taste and your budget.