Flowers are a very popular Mother’s Day gift. In fact, according to the Society of American Florists an average of $1.9 billion dollars is spent each year on fresh flowers, with lilies, orchards, tulips, roses, irises and callas being the most popular choices. Too bad they only last a few days before they wilt and are thrown out. Wish there was a way to make the beauty of flowers last forever? How about preserving them in concrete? That is just what many contractors have done. Check out these examples of flower designs on concrete.

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  • This award-winning flower was created for Costa Farms in Miami to symbolize their leadership in the house and bedding plant industries. Scofield stains and dyes were used to create the vivid colors. Alternative Floors in St. Augustine, FL.
  • This cartoon-like flower was created using a digitized stencil that was traced onto the concrete floor and scored with a grinder. Then ten different stain colors were applied to bring the flower to life. Specialized Construction Services, Inc.
  • Any mom would love to receive a vase full of flowers like this one. Faux painting techniques were used to create this image on a concrete floor. Decorative Concrete Institute in Temple, GA.
  • Serving as the centerpiece of a Connecticut playground is a round concrete patio with a sunflower design. The flower was created with stencils and water-based stains. McCarthy Concrete Inc in South Windsor, CT.
  • This concrete flower is in Penang, Malaysia. Color hardener was used outside the Mariamman Hindu Shrine to mimic a Kolam flower, a design used in many Hindu festivals. Bomanite Group International.
  • For this art gallery floor, colors were used in a loose, painterly fashion. It has a style similar to an impressionist painting with lots of colorful plants and blooming flowers. Artistic Flooring Systems.
  • This final example is actually a combination of fabric and concrete. Here, textiles were used to create a cheery yellow flower on the surface of a concrete panel. Tactility Factory in Belfast, UK.