If you are a homeowner and you want your home to stand out, you choose unique designs and styles to get the look you want.The concrete patio, for example, can’t just look like any other patio in the neighborhood. Its form and function must conform to your lifestyle, your personal style, and the way you use your patio on a daily basis. Here are some uniquely decorative concrete patio designs & ideas you might want to try:
Colored Concrete Patio
Colored concrete is one of the coolest thing ever because you can color your concrete in almost any shade under the sun. There are many different ways of coloring concrete patios, including:
- Concrete stains
- Integral colors
- And more
Stamped Concrete Patio
Stamping concrete, whether it is done on a newly poured slab or on an overlay, is one of the most affordable ways to enhance a concrete patio. Stamp mats with custom patterns and textures are placed down over the wet concrete and tapped just enough to ensure that the pattern is imprinted on the surface of the patio. Popular stamped concrete patterns include:
- Running Brick
- European Fan
- And more
Concrete Paver Patio
Concrete pavers are ideal for patio use because it is built for outdoor conditions and it is easy to replace damaged pieces since it is not cemented together. Pavers come in many different shapes and colors. You could easily create a pattern or design that would best suit your style.
Engraved Concrete Patio
This is a great way to revamp an old patio with a well-maintained surface. Contractors are able to engrave a design or pattern on concrete to make it look more decorative and to improve slip-resistance.
If you want something more customized, why not have a specific image or text engraved on your patio?
Exposed Aggregate Patio
Exposed aggregate never gets old. It exudes a timeless style that can work on any outdoor surface, including the patio. You can get creative by alternating the aggregate with stamped borders. You might also want to try using a mix of colorful pebbles instead of the traditional monochromatic mix.
Regardless of what style you go for and no matter how unique it is, the most important thing is to keep the concrete patio clean and in good shape. Make sure to use a proper sealer to protect it against harmful elements. Clean it regularly and address any damage as early as possible to prevent extensive and expensive repairs.