Carlsbad Colored Concrete
Concrete is one of the most popular construction materials. This is because it is durable strong, and easy to use. However, when you have a dull concrete slab or floor, it can look very boring. The good news is that there are various ways in which you add flavor to your concrete. The most popular way of personalizing your concrete is by coloring it. Dial (760) 492-6623 today to get started with free estimates.
Pros of Colored Concrete
A key benefit of colored concrete is its ability to hide stains. You can remember the dirt, tire, and oil marks that are left on the light gray concrete driveway. By using Carlsbad colored concrete, it is possible to hide these stains.
Another benefit of colored concrete is that the process makes the concrete stain-resistant and enhances the lifespan of the concrete slab. This is a big advantage for bigger areas with a lot of traffic.
The beauty of colored concrete makes it a good alternative to stones, tiles, or woodwork which can be quite expensive when used. It enables you to replicate the texture and color of natural stains when keeping your maintenance and insulation costs low.
Various methods can be used to paint concrete. This means you don’t have to start all over again to get that new look. You can end up saving a lot of effort, time, and money.
Types of Colored Concrete
You can choose one of the following variations for your colored concrete:
- Stains - These can help to provide a much richer tone that can simulate the appearance of wood or stone. Stains are able to permeate concrete creating a permanent and translucent color.
- Integral color can be added into the mixture of the concrete. This will provide a layered color that resists fading, providing the appearance of natural stone.
- Dry-shake color hardeners - Powders are put in fresh concrete. While this method adds color to the top layer, it provides a richer and more vibrant hue. Dry-shake colors are made using mineral aggregates to harden not only the surface but make it erosion resistant.
- Concrete dyes - These are often used to provide bold color and complex patterns. Dye colors are usually more predictable as compared to stains. Dyes are more suitable for interior applications as they are prone to fading when putting under direct sunlight.
Choosing the Right Colored Concrete
Before determining the kind of product to apply, consider your desired overall effect. Are you searching for earth tones or vivid colors? Would you prefer marbling effects or flat colors? At Carlsbad Concrete and Masonry, we have a wide range of options. We can even provide custom colors that blend with other elements in your landscape. Call us on (760) 492-6623 to understand your colored concrete driveway cost and get free estimates.