With simple treatments, you can change the color and look of existing or new concrete. Dyes, tints and stains can turn regular concrete into a luxurious building material, whether inside or out. Concrete treatments are a great way to liven up concrete patios or driveways. Furthermore, you can create an elaborate entryway for your home by staining interior concrete to give the illusion of a more luxurious flooring material.
For hardened, existing concrete, you can apply the color to the surface. You will need to ensure the concrete is in good condition with no large cracks. Just as you would stain wood, concrete will absorb the color of the tint. After coloring, a sealer is recommended to protect the depth of the color.
If dying your concrete will not work, you can look into a coating system. This process paints color over the concrete. Normally, the color is distributed equally over the entire surface, but there are additives that can be included to create a more dynamic look
If you are looking to pour new concrete, you can still dye or tint it. In fact, you can completely skip a step by mixing the color directly into the wet concrete. After the concrete is poured, you will simply have to follow but with a sealer.
No matter what your situation is regarding the concrete surrounding - or inside - your home, exploring decorative concrete will offer you unique, artistic and affordable choices that will create a unique look that will last for years. To add color to your concrete, contact us today.