Decorative Concrete

There are few better ways to spruce up your home’s curb appeal than utilizing decorative concrete. While most homes stick to asphalt and/or traditional smooth trowel & broomed concrete, those that deviate are sure to stand out.

If you’re considering the use of decorative concrete to improve your home’s curb appeal, consider some of the areas that it might fit in to your home’s landscaping. Many people use decorative concrete in areas like:

 

  • The Driveway
  • Front Walkways
  • Around Pools
  • Sidewalks
  • Patios

 

But the possibilities, of course, don’t stop there. We’ve seen all kinds of different ideas executed in homes all around the Twin Cities metro area here in Minnesota.

Not to mention – decorative concrete is not all created alike. There are a wide variety of options to consider.

Stamped Concrete

Stamped concrete is a form of decorative concrete that’s imprinted or textured. In many cases, the end result ends up mimicking the appearance of other natural stones without matching up with the cost that’s required to install them.

With the use of stamped concrete, there are an almost unlimited amount of design options that present themselves. No two designs have to look exactly the same, which allows stamped concrete to appear as not only decorative but one-of-a-kind.

As with a typical contractor-grade concrete, those who choose to install stamped concrete can rest assured that the option is extremely durable and formed to last. Even when exposed to extreme weather conditions, concrete has proven to stand strong in comparison to products like asphalt that are more likely to wear down.

Colored Concrete

Like stamped concrete, colored concrete is incredibly versatile and offers a seemingly endless amount of design possibilities – perhaps even more than stamped concrete allows.

Buyers may fear that colored concrete will fade over time, but in reality, the colors that are in this kind of concrete are very resilient – even when exposed to direct sunlight. They are unlikely to fade and are capable of standing the test of time.

Those who choose colored concrete have the option of deciding on the pattern and the color that they want to use at their home. Due to the comprehensive selection available, just about anyone can find something that suits their taste.

Curbing

Even the curb around the sides of a walkway can be turned into a decorative and integral part of your landscaping.

Curbing is the act of adding a raised or otherwise decorative border to surround sidewalks, patios, and other areas. If done well, it turns otherwise boring and unnoticeable pieces into eye catching contributions to a home’s landscaping.

Conclusion

When it comes to decorative concrete, everyone’s typically looking for something a little bit different than anyone else – something that will make their home stand out from the crowd. We’re experienced concrete contractors working in MN, and if you’re looking for an installer in the Twin Cities area, we’d love to help you find the option that will play an important role in creating your dream yard.