Florissant, MO -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/09/2014 -- People seem to have a set of preconceived notions about concrete. The first thing that pops into their mind is a grey cement surface. A stereotypical word to describe cement is ‘boring.’ Investing in decorative concrete is the way to go for most homeowners. Firms like Douglas Concrete and Construction are paving the way in creating durable, resilient concrete surfaces with a variety of color and stamp options.
“75% of people keep a look out for innovations to change their driveways or floors. Decorative concrete is a solution that can add value to your outdoor and indoor living areas at a reasonable cost. It is a durable and versatile option which can take any project from ordinary to extraordinary. It will improve the curb appeal of a home starting with its driveway and can continue into the interior of the house to be used in the kitchen and bathrooms, it will impress anyone visiting or passing through,” said a spokesperson.
There are many benefits to having decorative concrete but only if it’s handled properly and professionally. For homeowners, decorative concrete will be durable, environmentally friendly and low maintenance. It comes in a variety of colors like charcoal, honeycomb, Hampshire red, ancho chili and citrine. Firms like Douglas Concrete and Construction will add these coloring agents directly to the cement mix for even tinting as well as apply other additives like dry shakes to the surface to create natural tones and custom effects.
Douglas Kline, Owner of Douglas Concrete and Construction remarked, “Decorative concrete is miles ahead of other materials such as asphalt and pavers as it lasts longer and holds up to traffic. It has a very limited impact on the environment. It only requires periodic sealing. It can be used in walkways, patios, pool decks, porches and house interiors. It’s also customized to a clients taste with a wide range of design stamp patterns. From rotating ashlar blue slate to cut cobble stone, the client will be over the moon with the end result.”
If you want more information on how other building materials such as pavers or natural stone stack up against decorative concrete and would like to find out if decorative concrete is the right choice for your home please visit DouglasConcrete.com.
About Douglas Concrete
Douglas Concrete is a well-known and trusted decorative concrete contractor providing construction services to both homeowners and businesses across the St. Louis area. With their quality, value and expertise approach, they’ve renovated workspaces and homes for over 25+ years with affordable and lucrative concrete and construction solutions.
Douglas Concrete & Construction
14 Persimmon Lane,
MO - 63034