A new patio may just be the thing to spruce up your backyard so you can spend the evenings watching the sunset or relaxing around a fireplace talking with old friends. When it comes to a new patio the creativity is the limit and it is up to you to make your dreams a reality.
Concrete Patio Concepts
Concrete is a great choice for your modern backyard patio-it will hold up well for many years and apply itself to other different applications such as painted or decorated concrete and you’re not restricted to a boring gray concrete slab in your backyard. Some great ideas for your concrete patio include:Click Stamped Concrete Patio Contractors
Stained Concrete: Concrete can be stained using an acid-based staining agent that will penetrate the concrete and color it permanently in a variety of earth-toned colors, allowing you, for example, to have concrete that looks like stone or wood. The downside of staining is that it is part of the stone, and will not fade away or chip away like chalk. Staining is somewhat restrictive in the colors that can be done at this stage, although new techniques are becoming more popular for staining or dying concrete that enable a much wider range of colors like bright colors such as reds and oranges or even soft pastel colors.
Stamped concrete: Stamped concrete (also called patterned or impressed concrete) is a great alternative to other traditional materials that are commonly used in patio design, such as flagstones or brick pavers. It blends the toughness of concrete with the potential to replicate a wide range of other products as it can be “stamped” into shapes that closely resemble blocks, bricks or other materials as well as colored Stenciled Concrete: Concrete can be conveniently stenciled with designs to make it look like tile, stone and other materials or you can stencil a design on concrete.
Graved Concrete: Graved concrete is a very common option to add a design to your concrete as well – the pattern is gravitated straight into the concrete surface and will not crack or fade away.
Concrete Pavers: An excellent alternative to masonry pavers – concrete pavers offer the same versatile range of shapes and colors as masonry pavers but are much more durable and can be designed to resemble stone or other materials.