5 Tips For Decorating Your Home With Concrete

5 Tips For Decorating

Your Home With Concrete

Home With Concrete
So you are looking in on how to upgrade the appearance of your home with concrete? Well thankfully people have been using concrete in their homes for decades and no we don’t mean the boring gray stuff. There are dozens of different decorative concretes that can take your home to the next level. But first, you might want to learn a little more about concrete and the types of materials that are used during the process like tools and cleaners. You are in luck! today we are going to be going over some tips and some finishes that can aid you during this process! So, let’s get started!
Doing Research
Doing Research
Doing research about the different types of concrete finishes and even videos of contractors installing concrete can be a useful tool. You never want to go into this process blind and any knowledge of concrete at all can help you take that extra step you need to get your home to the next level. Down below you will find some things that you should research before taking the leap into doing concrete yourself:
  • Concrete that excels in your climate
  • Different concrete Manufacturers
  • The process that the concrete is used for
  • A few different concrete coatings
Plan Your Layout
One of the biggest tips that anyone can give you when working with concrete is the fact that you should have a definitive layout for your concrete floor. With the increasing popularity in concrete floors, you have the worlds biggest database of concrete designs at your fingertips, the internet. There are millions of pictures online of different designs using all types of concrete coatings. If you use the internet to your advantage, you can pick certain designs, combine them and craft a flooring that is truly one of a kind without the hassle of designing your flooring completely from scratch
Choosing Your Concrete
Decorate Your Home With Concrete
Upon doing your research in the field of concrete, you will find that there are hundreds of different types of concrete. Choosing the concrete you desire can field benefits that other concrete don’t provide or provide poorly. For example, decorative concrete overlays are perfect for light traffic areas but sometimes you will require the protection of a thicker coating. Thankfully, there are millions of guides on concrete flooring that can point you in the direction that you need to go. Down below, you will find a couple of ways that choosing the right concrete can benefit you:
  • Different concretes can be used for different finishes
  • There are hundreds of manufacturers that provide eco-friendly concrete
  • Choosing a level of protection that is right for you
  • Finding concrete that has more colored pigments readily available
Finding The Right Tools
Finding The Right Tools
While finding your material can be a crucial element in decorating your home with concrete, making sure you have the means to install the concrete plays an even bigger role. In the field of concrete, there are hundreds of different tools that serve a direct purpose, thankfully most concretes will come with a guide with what you will need in order to use it. But, not all concrete does so down below, we have outlined a quick guide for the most common tools in installing concrete:
  • Mixing drill with a paddle
  • Trowels/Margin trowel
  • Water and mixing buckets
  • Spray Bottles
  • Brooms
  • Squeegee
Keeping An Open Mind
DIY Paint Epoxies
Sometimes we don’t like to admit that we have bitten off more than we can chew. While DIY projects can save you money, they almost never save you from the headache a professional concrete contractor can save you from. When it comes to working with concrete for the first time, we recommend letting the concrete contractor take the wheel. You can, however, sit in while you contractor works to soak up as much knowledge as you can so next time, you won’t need any help at all!
These are our tips for decorating your home with concrete, make sure to never rush into the project without taking this advice. With concrete coatings, the simplest mistake can leave you needing to start the process over again. We wish you the best of luck on your next project and those after!