Why a Concrete Overlay or decorative concrete on your home facade, fence, outdoor kitchen, fireplace, and even on your interior drywall can make more sense than any other material.
Here is a short list of reasons as to why a concrete overlay is a fantastic option:
- Low Cost
- Ease of use and workability
- Flexibility of color and design
- Ease of tying different types of material looks together (wood and brick or stack stone and river rock)
- Durability, beauty and more.
- Concrete Overlay, doesn’t have to be put over concrete and can go over drywall, wood, brick, stone, laminate, stucco, paint, tile, Styrofoam and many other surfaces, so your potential uses are endless!
You can use a professional concrete overlay to create a whole new look and turn an interior drywall wall into a brick and wood masterpiece!
Or you can create a stone wall for your den or hallway…without having to use real (and heavy) brick, stone, wood or a cumbersome stone veneer. The picture below (the brick and wood mantel and wood plank backdrop)…are all concrete overlay over drywall!)
You can use a concrete overlay to create a bathroom shower that looks like a tropical grotto or turn an old outdated brick wall or fireplace that you thought you would never be able to change without tearing it out…into a stunning rustic showpiece or even a modern new look.
That’s what this article is about…beautifying your home or office using a concrete overlay to create almost any look you can imagine for your bland concrete or interior walls or your homes façade, block wall, fireplace, or outdoor living area…without having to spend a fortune in renovation.
The new generation of Professional Grade “Vertical” concrete overlays are simply incredible and can look as realistic or as artistic as you want. These new overlays are not standard mortar, stucco or concrete like you can buy at the hardware store!
Concrete Overlays and Decorative Concrete are polymer enhanced and have other additives that allow the concrete to retain its hardness…but dry slower (longer open times) so it can be carved or stamped.
The special additives also allow decorative concrete and concrete overlays to retain custom colors and shapes, and bond to the surface underneath it to give you a whole new beautiful and custom look that is functional and as strong as concrete.
Vertical concrete overlay and decorative concrete is very special because it is designed to be able to stick to almost anything, and can be applied to a wall or other surface at a depth or 1/2″ to 3″ to 5″…without sliding, or falling off the wall!
And when it dries…it’s concrete!
There are just so many things you can enhance with…or create on a surface…with a professional concrete overlay or decorative concrete.
From basements walls, BBQ’s, outdoor kitchens, your home’s facade, cabinet bases, fences, pillars, interior/exterior walls, retaining walls and shower enclosures, to realistic cliff faces, trees & boulders.
So don’t live with that old look you’ve been hoping to change…use a professional concrete overlay to make everything more beautiful and look like new!
Why do I like concrete overlay and decorative concrete…because they look realistic and fantastic for a fraction of the cost…and I can “customize” it any way I want to fit my color schemes and style, or color matched to an existing look.
If options are what you are looking for…concrete overlays and decorative concrete may be the perfect solution for you.