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Concrete Patio Colors - Endless Possibilities
One of the biggest draws of concrete patios is the expansive range of colors available. Because of ever-advancing technology and jaw-dropping chemical techniques, concrete can be colored in just about any hue you could ever imagine. Some contractors offer upwards of 250 hues and shades.
Colored concrete can be used in combination, abutting each other, or stamped with a variety of textures to simulate brick, flagstone, pavers, or tile.
The same colored concrete can be made to look different, just by using different finishing techniques: For example, a broom finish creates one look. Brooming the concrete in opposite directions creates shadow effects. Swirl or fan patterns create a different type of look.
For even more dramatic effect, the colored concrete can be lightly sandblasted or heavily sandblasted, or a retarder can be used and then the aggregate exposed.
Color to concrete can be integral to the mix, meaning it is added at the plant or added in bags at the jobsite, or dry-shake, where it is dusted on the surface at the jobsite.
The availability of custom colors and penetrating stains has translated into concrete patios that are natural-looking and attractive.
Many homeowners tend to gravitate toward the more natural browns, tans, charcoals, and terra cotta reds.
There are several different manufacturers that make integral colors to be mixed with concrete. On the following page you'll find a sampling from one company.
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