As Ultimate Gray becomes one of the colors of the year this 2021, we expect concrete patios to continue to be a popular choice for many homeowners looking for a patio surface. Concrete patios offer that sleek modern design with sharp edges and smooth surfaces. Aside from these qualities, concrete’s malleability also allows stonemasons to mold and stamp it in a variety of faux finishes. Find out a range of faux finishes and see which one suits your patio.
If having both flagstone and concrete for your patio is out of the budget, your concrete can be finished with a faux flagstone design. Done by creating irregular shapes to mimic the shape of a flagstone, it can then be stained in a variety of colors to mimic a flagstone. This finish is perfect for a walkway or sidewalk.
If bare concrete for a patio surface will look jarring against your home’s wooden exteriors, you can have your concrete patio finished with a wooden look. There are 3 ways to create a wooden look, either by stamping, scoring and staining, or imprinting real wood to achieve its grainy surface.
Bare concrete when waxed and polished can be a tad too smooth and slippery especially for an area with high foot traffic. With this in mind, a paver finish with its straight lines and grooves can provide enough friction to make the surface less slippery. The paver patterns can also be stained in different colors to achieve a colorful pattern that’ll certainly add a flash of color and interest in your patio area.
Concrete can also be a great canvas to display unique floor art like streams, carpets, and even various scenes in life and nature. Skilled contractors can also create a work of art out of your concrete patio surface. Whether it’s a Persian rug design or mimicking a gentle stream, concrete can transform and showcase these designs.