When people first think about concrete, they often think about the dull, grey slabs that come to mind when you hear the word. But concrete is surprisingly versatile and has been a popular go-to design option for quite some time now. Not only is it used in a number of different areas including driveways, walkways, pool decks, patios and flooring for its durability and strength, but it’s also used for its decorative capabilities. Concrete can be an extremely handy design option if you are just building your home or looking to do a home makeover.
Concrete dyes can be used in a variety of different concrete projects including floors, walkways, walls and countertops. Adding dyes to concrete helps to add texture to certain areas and allows homeowners to color match and coordinate with the other areas and décor in their house. Colored concrete can be bought as a ready mix concrete solution or it can be mixed onsite, depending on your color preferences. The team at Norwalk Stamped Concrete is ready to handle anything you throw our way. We want you to fall in love with the end result, which is why we put some much care and effort into carrying out the design process.
Stamped concrete involves adding texture and color to regular concrete to make it resemble other, more fancy, materials such as brick, cobblestone and slate. Stamped concrete is created using molds that get pressed into the concrete before it sets. Color can be added a number of ways, but most predominately is done using stains. Stamped concrete also allows you to play around with more intricate and complex designs such as geometric shapes, fossils, leaves and shells. It can even be designed to look like wood. Stamped concrete is extremely popular as it is one of the best and easiest ways to customize your look in any area of your home.
While stamped concrete involves pressing designs and patterns into the concrete while it is still in its setting stages, engraving occurs after the concrete is already set. This can be helpful for people who decide much later on down the line that they would like a pattern in their concrete but don’t want to start from scratch. Engraving works by using an angle grinder or other tools to cut lines and grooves into the surface of the concrete. Straight or curved lines, or even geometric patterns, can all be done using the engraving method.
We understand that, for most people, the design process is the best part about home renovations or construction. That’s why we leave the design decisions and customization options completely in your hands. We never want to step on your toes, but will be right by your side to answer any questions or offer input if you ask for it. We will do our best to ensure that the design process runs smoothly and that we communicate throughout so that we are both on the same page before we begin construction.