At Concrete Contractors Riverside Pro’s, many of the services that we provide make use of regular concrete – and these creations and constructions are of the highest standard, always leaving our customers thrilled with the outcome – but we’re also adept at the creation of structures and installations using decorative concrete. If you’re in need of a little more visual performance from your concrete, then this is the way to go. Decorative concrete comes in many different forms, and picking which is most suitable for your needs largely comes down to the physical settings your site is at home in, and your personal tastes. Plenty more information regarding decorative concrete is available just below, and of course, you can also speak to our customer service team over the phone or online if you have any questions that need answering.
What is Decorative Concrete?
So, what is decorative concrete, and how does it differ from plain concrete? Decorative concrete is really a catch-all term for a number of different types of concrete where the aesthetic has been altered away from the typical, grey look. These techniques can differ enormously, but the fact is, at the end of the process, you’ll have something that might not resemble regular concrete in any way. We’re adept at the various different methodologies that can alter your regular concrete, a few of which we can run through if you read on.
It’s probably pretty likely that you’ve heard of stained concrete, as it’s one of the most common forms of decorative concrete around. It’s particularly used for interior settings, although stained concrete can be used in exterior settings as well. Generally speaking, there are two different types of concrete stains you can use – acid stains and water-based concrete stains. These are both popular choices that achieve very different aesthetics for your installation. We will gladly run through the specifics of each of these if you think they might be good for your particular concrete installation.
Another popular choice across the United States for those interested in decorative concrete is polished concrete. As you can probably guess, the finish is achieved through polishing down the concrete’s surface until it is looking shiny and attractive. Done properly, this kind of surface won’t require any sort of wax or sealant to keep its finish – which makes it a particularly popular choice for commercial locations where lots of foot traffic is expected. Increasingly, however, domestic property owners are moving across to it, as they are realizing that it represents a very attractive, very low maintenance option.
One of the distinct advantages of using decorative concrete – whether stained, stamped, polished, or anything else – is that it can be great for a wide range of settings and applications. Our concrete specialists can build you an attractive concrete patio using stained concrete, or a stamped concrete driveway of the highest order. If you want a surface that’s going to last but will also look great, decorative concrete is your best bet.