- Stamped Concrete
- Stained Concrete
- Decorative Concrete Overlays
- Colored Concrete
- Concrete Polishing
- Concrete Countertops
- Concrete Resurfacing
- Design Ideas for Decorative Concrete
- Concrete Designs: Decorative concrete ideas for patios, floors, driveways, pool decks, countertops, and more
- Six Hot Decorative Concrete Design Ideas on a Budget
- What Is Decorative Concrete?
- Glossary of Decorative Concrete Terms: What is a band? What is a field?
- Types of Textured Finishes: Float and trowel textures, broom finishes, rock salt
- Decorative Concrete Mix Design
- Decorative Concrete Cost
- Maintaining Decorative Concrete
- Cleaning Decorative Concrete
- Concrete Sealers
- Other Resources
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Combining Decorative ElementsVarious syles in decorative concrete flatwork produce striking results
Decorative elements in flatwork can be used on their own: a driveway can be entirely colored concrete, stamped, or exposed aggregate, for instance.
The most striking results are produced, however, when the decorative elements are combined. The designer needs to pay attention to how the decorative elements relate to each other in both color and proportion. Also, combined elements cost more: pouring a band with one color and then exposing the fields means making two concrete pours instead of one.
Here are some samples of what can be done.
Colored concrete band, colored concrete fields with diagonal joints, with stamped concrete meandering trail.
The choices are literally endless. Consider matching some of the colors or textures from your home's exterior (brick, stone, siding, or stucco).