Hardscape Tips: Decorative and Stamped Concrete Can Provide the Look You Desire at the Price You Can Afford

Northern Kentucky Decorateive Concrete 01Decorative concrete is a way to add pleasing aesthetics to floors, walls, driveways or patios. Normal concrete becomes decorative concrete when a variety of materials are applied during the pouring process or after the concrete is cured. These materials include stamped concrete, acid staining, decorative overlays, polished concrete, concrete countertops, vertical overlays and more.

Advantages of Stenciled/Decorative Concrete…

  • Decorative concrete looks like real stone, tile or brick without high costs and maintenance.
  • Decorative concrete is can be done in a wide range of colors and patterns.
  • Decorative concrete has a flat and even surface which can be better for pool decks, walkways, driveways and interior floors.
  • Decorative concrete can be reinforced to serve any structural need or purpose.

Some Frequently Asked Questions…

  • Will the color fade? – When using a quality color hardener, following the manufacturer’s specifications, plus a quality UV protectant sealer,your decorative concrete should not fade. After installation the sealer should be maintained as recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Can it handle freeze/thaw conditions? – Yes as longs as you maintain the sealer. A good sealer is the key to protecting your concrete from ice and deicing salts.

The key to having a successful decorative concrete project is hiring an experienced installer who knows how to install and maintain it correctly. Leave it to the Pros at Outer Image Outdoor Services!

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