Pittsburgh decorative concrete ideas
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A custom concrete kitchen countertop is a great place to prepare a meal. Concrete 25, Jeannette, PA
A stained concrete floor at local restaurant. Rockerz, Inc, Warrendale, PA
Known for its steel, Pittsburgh is very familiar with long lasting building materials. Concrete and steel have long gone hand-in-hand, as you can see with the 446 bridges throughout the city. But concrete is no longer the same old grey surface that it used to be. Concrete can also be beautiful.
Decorative concrete has allowed concrete contractors to bring color, and texture to any design. Through this they are now able to mimic other materials, in order to give you a fresh, cost-effective look.
Why choose decorative concrete?
Here are some of the qualities people from Pittsburgh love about decorative concrete.
It’s durable. You can find decorative concrete at a variety of locations, from bathroom floors, to airport hangars. This versatility means it is able to withstand lots of foot traffic and the weight of heavy machinery.
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 other materials, concrete does not attract allergens like dust mites, pet dander or other irritants. Additionally, you won’t have to worry about termites and water damage with concrete.
It is customizable. Concrete can resemble other materials such as cobblestones, wood, limestone, and more through the introduction of colors, textures, and patterns. It can even be used to create custom designs, such as business logos. The sky's the limit for your design.
Why should I hire a concrete contractor?
While there are some concrete projects that are DIY friendly, we recommend hiring a professional contractor. Their experience, and knowledge makes your project more likely to be finished on time, and looking exactly as you wish, without beginner errors. This is especially true in cases where your project may become more complicated, like when pouring a new driveway, or installing new kitchen countertops.
Where can I find a concrete contractor?
The Concrete Network directory is a good place to start your search. Through the directory you will be able to browse through their portfolios, and find and contact contractors that can help you with installing a new patio, resurfacing your concrete floors, or even refreshing your pool deck. Many of the contractors in the directory offer free estimates.
When looking for a contractor, what should I ask?
Choosing a contractor that best fits your project is an important decision. Here are a few helpful questions to consider asking when speaking to your potential contractor:
Questions to ask a potential concrete contractor:
- May I see your portfolio of work?
- How long have you been in the Pittsburgh area?
- Have you done other projects like this?
- How long does a project like this usually take?
- How often will you give me updates?
- Do you see any potential issues with the job site?
Costs of concrete work
The price of concrete work can vary depending on size, detail and type of work that is to be done. For this reason, we recommend getting several quotes from multiple contractors, in order to compare the pricing. Many of the contractors that you will find here offer free estimates.
Top concrete services in Pittsburgh
- Concrete patios
- Concrete walkways
- Concrete pool decks
- Concrete driveways
- Concrete maintenance
- Concrete floors
- Polished concrete
- Stained concrete
- Concrete resurfacing
- Concrete countertops
- Stamped concrete
- Colored concrete
- Finished basements
- Concrete repair
- Concrete slabs & foundations
More service areas:
Greensburg, Canonsburg, Moon, Monroeville, Murrysville, Hampton Township, Bethel Park, 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.