Boston decorative concrete ideas
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Invite your friends and family for an outdoor barbeque on concrete countertops. Stonecraft, Inc, Buxton, ME
Decorative concrete can be seen in many places, whether you are visiting Boston Commons, walking outside Fenway, or just relaxing at home on your patio. Through decorative concrete, concrete contractors, are able to create surfaces that are unique to your style.
No longer thought of as a basic grey sidewalk, or driveway, concrete is being transformed to look like other materials and introduce new colors with ease. This makes decorative concrete a perfect choice for a beautiful and durable surface that you can enjoy for years to come.
Why choose decorative concrete?
Here are just some of the qualities Bostonians love about decorative concrete.
It’s durable. Decorative concrete floors are installed in a variety of locations ranging from bathroom floors to airport hangars. That means they can withstand everything from lots of foot traffic to the weight of heavy machinery.
It can be designed to complement any space. Property owners can choose from a variety of colors, textures, and patterns. Some contractors can mimic the look of materials such as cobblestones, wood, limestone, and more. Others can even create custom designs such as business logos.
It’s easy to maintain. As long as your contractor seals your surface with a high-quality sealer, your decorative concrete will be simple to maintain. General maintenance includes removing dust and other debris every few weeks. For hard-to-remove stains, a non-abrasive cleaner usually does the trick.
It outperforms other materials. Unlike carpet, concrete does not attract dust mites or other irritants. You also don’t get difficult to clean grout lines. Plus, with concrete, you don’t have to worry about termite or water damage.
What are some ways to make concrete unique?
Decorative concrete can be used on many surfaces including your outdoor patio, your barbeque countertops, or even the floors inside your home or business. By offering a variety of color, texture and pattern options it is customizable to your liking. Its versatility makes it look great, while also giving strength, durability and ease-of-care when installed, sealed and maintained correctly.
Yankee Surface Technologies
Concrete staining takes your surface from a boring grey to a new color. Stains come in a variety of colors. Most often, these colors are earth tones to give the concrete a more natural look. You can also use some stains or dyes to bring a more vibrant color to your design. Be aware that stains are semi-transparent, and are designed to enhance the look of the concrete, not hide flaws.
CDS New England, Inc
Stamped concrete is a cost-effective way to get a high-end look. It is often called textured or imprinted concrete. Stamping replicates different types of materials such as flagstone, tile, brick or even wood. Since it comes in a variety of patterns, this is a great choice for your driveway, patio, or pool deck.
Giordano Custom Concrete, Inc
Polished concrete brings floors to a smooth finish, with a bit of a shine and is used in both residential and commercial spaces. Because of the looks and how easy it is to maintain, many retailers and office spaces (as well as some homeowners) have taken to using this technique. Polished concrete also helps lower energy needs because of its slight shine that reflects light, making the space brighter, and reducing the need for artificial lighting.
What is the difference between resurfacing concrete and having new concrete poured?
New concrete needs to be poured in areas where a surface does not yet exist. If a concrete surface is currently existing but is showing signs of damage like cracks, flaking, or spalling, it can often be resurfaced. Many contractors can apply a decorative concrete coating, which is often called and overlay, (after proper prep work has been completed) to make the surface look like new.
Why should I hire a professional concrete contractor?
Concrete is a material that will last for a long time. While some projects are possible to complete as a DIY, we recommend using a concrete contractor. A professional will help by making sure that the final result is exactly what you want, that the project is completed on time, and that it is done with limited errors.
Where can I find a Boston concrete contractor?
Whether you are looking to install of repair and existing patio, stain concrete floors, or put custom concrete countertops in your kitchen or bathroom, the Concrete Network can help you find a contractor near you. The directory lets you view pictures of past projects, contact contractors directly, and even request free estimates.
What should I ask when looking for a contractor?
Choosing the contractor for your project is a big step. Here are some questions to consider asking a potential contractor:
Questions to ask a potential concrete contractor:
- May I see pictures of similar projects you have done in the past?
- How long have you been working in the Boston area?
- How many projects, similar to this one, have you done?
- What is the typical timeframe for a project like this?
- How often will I receive progress updates from you?
- Do you see any potential issues with the job site?
Concrete work cost
It is recommended that you get multiple quotes, in order to compare prices. The cost of your project can vary, depending on the size and detail needed to complete the work. Many of the contractors listed here offer free quotes.
Top concrete services in Boston
- Concrete patios
- Concrete walkways
- Concrete pool decks
- Concrete driveways
- Concrete floors
- Concrete maintenance
- Concrete countertops
- Polished concrete
- Stamped concrete
- Concrete resurfacing
- Stained concrete
- Colored concrete
- Finished basements
- Concrete furniture
- Concrete repair
Nearby service areas:
Cambridge, Somerville, Waltham, Newton, Lynn, Peabody, Wakefield, Burlington, and more.
Get More Information: Read more about Decorative Concrete on The Concrete Network. You’ll also find concrete photo galleries for decorative applications such as stamped concrete, acid etch staining, concrete floors, countertops, patios, and polished concrete. Research decorative concrete treatments like sealing, coloring, maintenance, and more.