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  Decorative concrete is the use of concrete as not simply a utilitarian medium for construction but as an aesthetic enhancement to a structure, while still serving its function as an integral part of the building itself such as floors, walls, driveways and patios.  The transformation of concrete into decorative concrete is achieved through the use of a variety of materials that may be applied during the placement process or after the concrete is cured.  

Materials and/or systems for creating decorative concrete include but are not limited to:

  • Stamps
  • Overlays (Vertical and Horizontal/Flat)
  • Integral color
  • Dyes & Stains
  • Hardeners
  • Formliners
  • Saw cuts
  • Stencils
  • Polished Concrete

Decorative Concrete Benefits:

  • Beautiful
  • Durable & Long Lasting
  • Versatile & Architectural
  • Economical or Cost Effective
  • Added Resale Appeal

Decorative Concrete Uses:

  • Outdoor Living Areas
  • Patios & Driveways
  • Poolside Areas
  • Golf Cart Paths
  • Exterior Flatwork/Courtyards
  • Interior Walls & Floors
  • Lobby Floors & Retail Floors
  • Countertops & Tables
  • Fireplace Surround
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Fire Pits
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CPG’s Specifiers Guide to Decorative Concrete in Kansas City is updated periodically to keep up with changes in the industry.  It includes a wonderful glossary of decorative terms.