If you are looking to increase the curb appeal of your home and add a touch of style, you may not think of starting with the concrete or inside of your home, but that can be a great place to start! Instead of settling for boring concrete slabs, you can add some pizzazz with . Read on for some surprising advantages into investing in decorative concrete.
Flexibility in Design
Decorative concrete can offer a special flexibility that other concrete does not and that isn’t available with other floor finishes. You can use decorative concrete to create acid etched, create stained, stamped and polished floors which is much cheaper. Polished concrete floors are durable and easy to maintain.
Concrete can be versatile and doesn’t have to be isolated to unattractive to the sight by being a big gray slab. A slab of cement can be turned into a gorgeous creation that stands on its own in the hands of the right contractor. Some contractors can create patterns by using stampers: patterns can be created by pressing stamps into the concrete before it dries. These designs can be varied, mimicking brick, wood, or stone, but you can also make your own design. Aside from patterns, in the cement to bring to light different hues, adding stones and tiles for additional design.
Long Lasting and Economically Smart
Concrete has always been durable and strong, and its rigid structure will hold up to all manner of physical impact. Even concrete that is designed with patterns or concrete with a decorative coating, the strength of concrete remains. Because of its ability to maintain heavy loads and the fact that it is much longer lasting, it is more economical. Minimal cleaning and re-polishing is required, so you’ll spend less money all around.
Decorative coatings for concrete often play an important role in “green” projects. Concrete promotes energy efficiency and allows a comfortable inner temperature to be maintained, which in the end reduces the energy used in the HVAC system. These concrete coatings are decorative and functional, making them a great choice.
Decorative Concrete from Atlantic Maintenance Group
If you are looking for help designing the best concrete for your home or business, Atlantic Maintenance Group is ready to help you with our variety of landscaping, asphalt, snow removal, and concrete maintenance services. We are experts in our field and we are prepared to meet your need with a price and product that will leave you grinning. If you are interested in or more information, visit us or give us a call at 410-768-4720. To see examples of our work and stay up to date on our specials, follow us on , and .