If you’re looking for a way to give your home a totally new look, consider using colored concrete for flooring and other features inside your home. You may be wondering how concrete could ever possibly be attractive enough to use indoors. In this post, we’ll show you how colored concrete takes a dramatic departure away from the simple gray concrete we’re used to in driveways and sidewalks.
Concrete is well-known for being affordable, durable, and easy to work with. However, most other home building materials, such as wood, stone, and tile, are often the complete opposite—these materials can cost homeowners tens of thousands of dollars, require lots of maintenance and care, and even require the help of a professional. Today, many homeowners are starting to substitute many of these more traditional building materials for colored concrete, which adds a fashionable, interesting dimension to a building material we know and love.
Colored concrete is chemically similar to normal, gray concrete. The only major differences are the amount of water and the added pigment additives. The amount of water used in concrete can affect the hue that the concrete takes on. The type of pigmentation used (powders, liquids, or granular additives) can also change the appearance of your concrete. Too much or too little of either of these materials can make your concrete brittle or produce the wrong color.
The best way to ensure even-textured, attractive-colored concrete is by hiring a ready-mix concrete delivery service. An experienced ready-mix concrete technician can produce just the right color you’re looking for and deliver it to your home, business, or work site so it can be used right away.
To learn more about using colored concrete at your home or business, contact A-1 Ready Mix Concrete at (877) 398-8736. We serve the entire San Francisco area with the highest quality ready-mix concrete production and delivery services.