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When having a new decorative floor, countertop, or wall installed inside the home, you would consider the interior style and color scheme. However, for outdoor applications, the focus shifts to the home’s architectural features, color, and even the poolside landscaping. To enhance your backyard space, it is important to consider appropriate outdoor concrete colors. 

 

Sundek Products Outdoor Concrete Colors

Especially if you spend a great deal of time outside, having family gatherings, entertaining friends, or hosting special events for important clients, choosing the right color or color combination that complements the poolside landscaping will set the stage for success.

For a cohesive look that is more visually pleasing, while adding value to the home, certain outdoor concrete colors work best.

Consider the type of plants, flowers, trees, and shrubs around your pool. Although you want to think about the colors they produce year-round, focus more on summertime colors since this is the season when you will likely use your backyard most often. Therefore, look at blues, greens, and even certain hues of red and orange. If you have landscaping that blooms multiple colors, this opens up more options.

Something else to consider is the way your landscaping is maintained. For example, if everything is pristine, then you might want to stick to outdoor concrete colors that are considered refined and sophisticated. However, if your landscaping has a more natural and countryside aesthetic, then either bolder or more subdued colors would be stunning.

Although you might already have some ideas regarding specific outdoor concrete colors that you like, spend time conducting research online or going through magazines. Using the information that you find, you may be happy with your initial choice. However, you might also find colors to add to your preferred design aesthetic or choose something completely different.

Having unlimited possibilities is what makes choosing outdoor concrete colors that coordinate with poolside landscaping exciting and fun. As an example, SunAcid is a muriatic-based acid coloring solution that produces a translucent mottled aesthetic by penetrating the concrete where it reacts to salts and minerals. As for colors, this particular product is available in earth tones, vibrant green and teal, as well as rich buckskin and cola, among others.

SunH20 is another exceptional choice. As a blend of liquid pigments and soluble polymers, not only are the outdoor concrete colors gorgeous, the application creates one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Available in more than 20 beautiful vibrant colors, you will have no problem finding the perfect solution to enhance the home, pool, and landscaping.

 

Concrete driveway with overlay

Unfortunately, many homeowners are unaware of concrete rejuvenation and how it works. As a result, they invest in having a completely new driveway installed. If your driveway has developed cracks, spalling, or some other type of imperfection, before you invest in a completely new driveway, learn the facts about concrete rejuvenation.

Key Benefits of Concrete Rejuvenation

Any time a new concrete driveway is installed, the homeowner is inconvenienced for a period of time. That means parking on the street or perhaps a neighbor’s driveway. The problem is that some homeowners live in cities that have no street parking or very strict rules about street parking.

In addition to the inconvenience of a new driveway installation, there is the mess. With a new driveway installation, the old concrete must be ripped out. In comparison, rejuvenation involves making any necessary repairs to the surface and then applying a new concrete surface. When the work is performed by a professional contractor, your driveway will look brand new.

Another benefit of concrete rejuvenation is that this is the perfect opportunity to have a colored stain or stamped pattern applied. Using a top product, like SunH2O, enhances the aesthetics of the driveway and provides protection from harsh UV rays and stains. Even more exciting is the fact that this particular acid stain comes in many gorgeous colors. In fact, your driveway will have a one-of-a-kind appearance that stands out and adds value to your home.

Concrete rejuvenation will also increase the lifespan of your driveway. Because of the resurfacing materials, your driveway will now repel moisture that can cause unsightly chips and cracks to develop. Even if your driveway has small imperfections, concrete rejuvenation is capable of hiding them. Ultimately, your driveway will last much longer when you choose rejuvenation over a simple repair.

 

Decorative concrete stamped patio

Decorative concrete can actually trick people into thinking they see one thing when they are looking at something completely different. To create an indoor or outdoor space that is inviting and unique, you will never go wrong with decorative concrete.

Decorative concrete gives you the opportunity to make floors, countertops, walls, fountains, pool decks, driveways, patios, and other concrete surfaces look as though they are designed with natural materials when, in fact, they are not. When professionally done, even the most discerning eye will have trouble making a distinction between what the material is and what it appears to be.

Stamped concrete is a perfect example. This consists of a contractor pressing patterns or textures into new concrete prior to it fully drying. After color stain is added, stamped concrete takes on a realistic appearance of the material being replicated. Whether you like the look of cobblestone, wood, brick, seashells, flagstone, pebbles, or another material, stamped concrete is a great choice. You can choose something subtle or go for a more elaborate design aesthetic.

Overlays are another possibility for decorative concrete. Ideal for an outdoor patio, they can be used to create a subtle or over-the-top design. An overlay is a protective coat comprised of high-polymer modified concrete. Once poured, the concrete is taped out as cobblestone, flagstone, or some other natural material. To create the right texture, a thin layer is poured on top and then the tape is removed once dry, revealing grout lines.. The result is so realistic that you will have a hard time convincing people otherwise.

Acid stain also creates a surface that tricks the eye. When professionally applied, different colors of SunAcid will turn an ordinary floor into a true masterpiece. For instance, if your home has a Southwest style, rich colors of red, orange, yellow, tan, and brown create what appears to be a gorgeous Arizona sunset. To achieve the desired look, several coats are sprayed onto the concrete, neutralized with ammonia and water, and then sealed for optimal protection.

Decorative concrete can be made to look like almost anything, including water. Although new trends crop up each year, when working with a reputable contractor, you can create whatever design you prefer most. All decorative finishes, whether stamped, stained, polished, or something else, are ideal for creating a fresh and updated look for any concrete surface. For that reason, decorative concrete has become the most popular method for transforming homes and businesses, inside and out.

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