Imprinted Concrete- A Review

Photo_Pattern_Imprinted_Concrete_Garden_Path_BlackpoolIt is said that the first impression is the last impression, and that’s why people pay so much importance to the exterior of their homes and offices. If you thought your driveways is merely, the way to your garage, then you probably are mistaken. Driveways have become a style statement, the reflection of your aesthetic brilliance and that’s why new innovations and inventions have been giving a new face-lift to driveways, year after year. But one such thing that will always remain the favorite is the Concrete driveway.

Although, with time and technology the new concrete driveway has changed drastically. concrete driveways have evolved over the time. There were times when concrete was considered prominent due to its durability, quality, endurance and versatility. Now it is even considered finest due its appearance and inspiration translating into a style statement. Concrete is available in wide variety of textures and colors to give your driveway a unique look. Further, Concrete can be put into various styles and could be designed in multitudes, to provide your home and office an artistic appeal. Let’s discuss briefly, how Concrete can provide your driveway a brand new Avatar.

Concrete with Pattern stamping have become very exotic way to provide a new design to your driveways. Some of the concrete patterns which are in rage are:
Concrete engraving: concrete engraving can provide your driveway a brand new look of brickwork but it is actually done by first pouring the plain concrete mixture then staining and engraving it, to provide the brick-work look.

Color concrete: colors are either mixed with the concrete mix or dusted over it, once the plain concrete is laid.

Exposed aggregate finish: colorful pebbles are planted at the time of plain concrete finishing; after the top layer of cement paste is washed the pebbles become exposed, providing a colorful pebbled concrete driveway. One can match the pebbles and the colorful concrete with the home veneer or can contrast it also.

Other then the Pattern stamping, you have the option of Texture Concrete Finish.

Float and Trowel finish: patterns made on Concrete with the help of wood, aluminum or steel floats look elegant.

Broom finishes: if you want to provide a non-slip texture to your driveway then broom finish is best suited.

Rock Salt Finish: Here, the hard pieces of rock salt is engraved with Concrete and later washed thus providing small holes on the driveways ,a course surface just apt for your driveway.

Hence, to provide your home a new look, Concrete Driveways in distinct styles have become order of the day, which are durable and thus costs less in the long run.

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