Decorative Concrete & Resurfacing Options
-Integral Colored Concrete
Stenciling Patterns Into Concrete:
-Stenciling On Fresh Poured Concrete
Walls - Stone-Crete
|Integrally Colored Concrete is a process where the coloring agent is added during the mixing. How appealing it is to have a colored entrance against just gray concrete. It attracts more traffic. Eye catching colored concrete enlivens public areas and the contrasting shades of concrete can introduce variety within large expanses of open spaces such as business and retail centers. Subtle harmonizing cooler can be used to blend pathways, planters, curbs and walkways. The rich patina and natural texture of colored concrete are now design elements in interior walls, exterior hard landscaping, retaining walls and exposed concrete floors.
To obtain the best results in selecting colored concrete products the gray tone of Portland Cement must be taken in consideration; sometimes the use of white cement may be appropriate if the coloration desired is bright and intense. Also a lower water-cemet ratio improves the color intensity and durability of integrally colored concrete.
Techniques like flat troweling of concrete containing coloring admixtures will produce a variegated finish. Proper curing and sealing of colored concrete is extremely important.
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