- Stamped Concrete
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- 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
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Where's the Concrete?7 "Undercover" Uses for Concrete Around the Home
(1 of 7) Faux Rock Walls Hand-carved vertical concrete is colored and textured to look like stacked stone. See how.
(2 of 7) Marble-Effect Floor This concrete overlay, stained with mottled colors that add depth and warmth, replicates the luxurious beauty of natural marble. Learn more about this project.
(3 of 7) Wood-Grained Footbridge Wood-grained boardwalk stamps and three colors of stain are the secrets behind this maintenance-free "wood" walkway.
(4 of 7) Metal Magic You can create eye-catching patterns and other special effects with the look of cast brass, bronze, copper, nickel, or stainless steel using this unique polyester resin mixed with real metal powders.
(5 of 7) Granite-Look Garage Floor Learn how to give a plain-gray concrete garage floor the look of granite with a coating accented by decorative quartz aggregate.
(6 of 7) Herringbone Brick A custom concrete stamp and brick-red coloring produce a driveway with the authentic look of herringbone brick. Get all the details.
(7 of 7) Pseudo Slate Countertops This gorgeous cast-in-place concrete countertop was colored and hand troweled to simulate the beauty and texture of natural quarried slate. Even the edges were formed to look like broken stone. See more photos of this project.
Ironically, one of the best attributes of decorative concrete is its ability to look nothing at all like concrete. It can impersonate materials such as natural stone, brick, wood, marble, slate, and even metal with such remarkable aplomb that only you, the installer, will know it's really concrete in disguise. Here are some incredible examples of concrete undercover, and the secrets for achieving each look.