Concrete—the drab, cold, unsightly and utilitarian construction material—is a thing of the past. Technology, hard work and the thirst for the ultimate in outdoor beauty has given you, the homeowner, an array of options for laying concrete in your home. In fact, some of the pictures you see in this photo gallery may not even look like concrete. By utilizing the power of creativity, your next renovation can set your house apart from the crowd in an amazing way.
Concrete is a great choice, first and foremost, because it is a durable product. And the gray rough surface used on most concrete walkways is certainly a durable choice. However, if you are looking to avoid the military barracks style, take a look at some of the projects completed in these photos. Consider stained concrete, which by mixing in an acid additive, transforms concrete into a marble-like surface, complete with variegations and breathtaking swirls. Diamond-polishing concrete buffs the outer surface into a bright, smooth, impenetrable surface that is as suitable for a kitchen floor as it is for an outdoor walkway. Vertical stamping concrete places natural patterns into your paved walkway, like wood texture, stone, slate, granite, or any other imaginative design you can dream up. Placing an overlay on concrete can take your pathway from that drab gray into a glistening polished surface, a realistic stone walkway, a colorful pattern or a clay-like path.
Not to sound cliché, but the options for concrete walkways are absolutely endless. And with the advance of innovative technologies that are currently breaking, like bending concrete and light-transmitting concrete, the options are getting even broader.
Feeling bewildered? The pictures will give you a lot to consider. When you’re ready for action and want to price your dreams, use this portal as a quick way to get a free estimate. With thousands of pre-screened contractors all across the nation, we will connect you with a professional contractor so you can turn your renovation dreams into reality.
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