Decorative Concrete Makeovers

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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Acid Stained Concrete, Colored Concrete, Polished Concrete and Concrete Overlays!

When it comes to decorative concrete, design trends are fluid, bringing in new trends every year. New technology brings a constant parade of new products in different colors and styles. That innovation doesn’t end at your front door. Concrete coating companies and experts in the Milwaukee area such as Creative Maintenance Solutions (CMS) offer a plethora of concrete design options.


Despite the immense popularity of concrete, it was not considered decorative; until now.  If you’re considering a decorative concrete makeover for your driveway, walkway or patio, the options are endless. Best of all, when you choose Creative Maintenance Solutions (CMS) as your concrete coating contractor, you are guaranteed to find a look that compliments your personal style while adding curb appeal to your home or business.


What is Decorative Concrete?


By definition, decorative concrete “is the use of concrete as not simply a utilitarian medium for construction but as an aesthetic enhancement to a structure, while still serving its function as an integral part of the building itself such as floors, walls, driveways, and patios.”


There are a variety of ways to transform concrete into an ornamental design element including:

Acid Stained Concrete

To create beautiful, mottled color tones and a luxurious richness in existing concrete, one highly recommended method is to use Acid Stained Concrete as a deep-penetrating concrete stain system. Acid stained concrete’s infinite design capabilities can convert everyday concrete into a boundless palette of design and color, whether used on new or old concrete floors. Stained concrete can also be used in intimate residential spaces or prestigious commercial projects, whether interior or exterior. It creates a deep, translucent, and luminous tone that is aesthetically pleasing and distinctive. In addition, the low maintenance surface is also very durable. Because of how deeply it penetrates, acid stained concrete doesn’t chip, crack, or peel like conventional masonry stains or paints.

















Concrete Dye

Concrete dyes are an easy way to add color to existing slabs of concrete. These dyes dry quickly, adding little disruption to your business or home life. It is not recommended to use colorants on outdoor concrete as they fade under ultra-violet sun rays. Mixing UV inhibiting chemicals with concrete is an option. However, dyes still fade up to 8% per year under direct sunlight. 
















 Polished Concrete

Polishing is the least expensive way to add a decorative element to your concrete, in most cases. This practice gives ordinarily dull concrete a glossy look similar to marble. Designs and colors can be added when polishing concrete, creating a unique look for your home or business.
















Cement Overlays

Cement overlays are resurfacing finishes that are an economical way to improve existing concrete. There are numerous types of overlays. In polymer cement overlays, a polymer resin is mixed with cement to strengthen it. The mixture improves the look of concrete, but it does not add to its aesthetic. Stamped overlays create the same textures as stamped concrete. Microtops fill gaps in concrete, giving you a smooth surface that looks like one large slab. It is also used to give a marbled effect.


There are many benefits to adding decorative concrete to your patio, driveway or walkway which include the following:


Decorative concrete is certainly the way to go to add value and beauty to your home and now's the perfect time to get started on your new concrete project! Contact the Milwaukee area experts in concrete coatings at Concrete Maintenance Solutions at 414-540-9500.



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