Are you looking for some unique concrete design ideas and inspiration to enhance your home? You’re in the right place!
The versatility of concrete should never be underestimated. At Everlast Services, we understand better than anyone just how incredible concrete is. Concrete is one of the most durable materials in the world and has endless design potential. That’s why we love using it to enhance and maximise a home’s potential.
Here are our favourite concrete design ideas.
Types of Concrete
Many people think that there is just one type of concrete – plain and grey. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. There are many different types of concrete, and it can even be poured to mimic other materials.
When planned and poured perfectly, plain concrete can be incredibly impactful and effective in enhancing your home. For example, when used in contrast with a lush green lawn, it can add extra dimension and texture to your yard. It provides a clean, polished and modern look that is especially suited to industrial style homes.
Slate concrete is an example of concrete being poured to mimic the look of another material. In this case, it blends the sophistication and texture of a slate pavement with the durability and affordability of concrete. Whether for a driveway, a patio or a pathway, slate concrete adds an extra wow factor to any home.
The beauty of stamped concrete is that it can be poured and manipulated to replicate just about any other material, from stone to brick to tile to wood. Basically, the options are limitless. The best part is, you get the design you’ve been dreaming of, but you don’t have to worry about the maintenance or upkeep associated with those other materials. Instead, concrete barely requires any looking after at all – just hose it down every once in a while, and it will look as good as new.
For a crisp clean concrete finish with an extra flair, coloured concrete is for you. Coloured concrete is available in a wide array of hues, from subtle to striking. Coloured concrete can be made to suit any style and any home’s colour scheme. You can even combine coloured concrete with other types of concrete; for example, you could get coloured concrete that is also stamped to create a unique and colourful design.
Exposed Aggregate Concrete
Exposed aggregate concrete comes in a wide variety of types to suit any aesthetic or style. Thanks to its no-slip properties, exposed aggregate is a safe option for pool areas and driveways. The striking look of exposed aggregate concrete is unlike anything else and can add a spectacular visual element to your home, especially when combined with concrete edging.
Concrete Design Ideas
When it comes to concrete designs, pretty much anything you can imagine is possible.
Concrete edging can provide any garden or footpath with the perfect finishing touch, providing a clean and elegant border that adds an extra design flair. It’s also incredibly practical as it ensures that your garden stays neat and tidy and, unlike other types of edging, doesn’t require re-grouting or repair work.
Concrete Retaining Walls
If you have a sloping yard, a concrete retaining wall can be the perfect means to create an incredible garden landscape with multiple levels. The concrete will add an extra level of dimension and texture to your yard while also creating a beautiful garden bed that doesn’t suffer from the typical follies of a sloping yard, like sinkholes and erosion.
If you want an alfresco dining area or patio in your backyard, concrete paving can be the perfect foundation to wine and dine on. Everlast Services can create concrete pavers of any shape or size to complement any home. Our pavers can incorporate other concrete design elements, like stamping, stencilling and colours. We can even use exposed aggregate in our pavers. The options are endless.
If you still don’t really know which concreting designs would suit your home, Everlast Services can provide you with our professional advice, having accrued concreting knowledge for over 20 years.
Alternatively, if you already have a crystal-clear picture of what concreting designs you would like to add to your home, Everlast Services can make your dreams a reality. We’ve spent years perfecting our concrete pouring skills. So, you can trust us to provide a concrete design that will last for years and withstand the harshest climates. Our premium workmanship minimises the possibility of concrete cracking or breaking, meaning the integrity of your concrete designs are sound.