Concrete is a very versatile material which is why it is a popular material choice among home and business owners. It is a more affordable option than any other you have probably used before. Its versatility makes it possible for concrete to be used almost anywhere. More than roads and sidewalks, it can also be used as the main material on several other areas in your home.
You probably have a carpet or some wood boards inside your home. Although they are comfortable to walk on and impressive to look at, they are quite expensive and high maintenance. So, why not use concrete instead? You would be surprised at the range of benefits it has to offer. There are decorative concrete applications that can turn any plain concrete floor into something better. Concrete stains add color and effects that look artistic yet elegant. Polished concrete add shine that lasts even without waxing and buffing. Epoxy or Polyurea Polyaspartic are ideal for garage and basement floors because of their high resistance to damaging elements.
Patios, pool decks, driveways, and other outdoor surfaces are exposed to rain, UV rays, and snow, which could cause damage. A micro topping can be used to cover up minor surface damage. If you want high-end stone, brick, and other outdoor paving materials which can endure harmful elements, a stamped concrete overlay is an economical alternative. It can be stamped in several patterns, such as running brick, flagstone, cobblestone, and more. For something more subtle, a spray texture could provide a minimalist design and texture that is slip-resistant and cool to the touch. Spray-down systems are perfect for pool decks.
The popular materials used on kitchen countertops are granite and tile. Again, both are expensive and difficult to install. Stained concrete could be used as an alternative to granite. Acid stains create similar color tones and effects as other natural stones. Topping it off with a concrete sealer, the acid-stained concrete countertop could very well be mistaken for a natural stone slab.
Consult a Pro
There are other ways you can use it but make sure to consult a pro to make sure that concrete could be used for the project you wish to undertake. Concrete overlays offer a lot of benefits as it is affordable, durable, long-lasting, versatile, and easy to maintain. If you have a project in mind and you are on a tight budget, check how concrete can be an alternative. If properly installed, the investment you make will be something you won’t ever regret.