5 Tips For Decorating Your

Home With Concrete

Are you trying to get into the current trend of decorating your home with concrete? We know that it can be hard to find the information you need to take that step into the world of concrete. But before you even start thinking about mixing up your first pail of concrete, there are some tips, tricks and some general knowledge we can give you to make your life much easier. You are in luck! today we are going to be going over some tips and tricks that can aid you during this process! So, let’s get started!
Do Some Research
Researching the different types of concrete, finishes and about the materials you should use can go a long way. Even videos of contractors installing concrete can be a useful tool. The last thing you will want to do is go into this process blind or else you stand the chance of buying the wrong material or getting the feeling you bite off more than you can chew. Down below you will find some things that you should research before taking the leap into doing concrete yourself:
  • A few different concrete coatings
  • Different concrete Manufacturers
  • Concrete that excels in your climate
  • The process that the concrete is used for
Have A Plan
Before you even find the right material for the project, you need to have a definitive layout for what you want to do. With the increasing popularity in concrete floors, you have the world’s biggest database of concrete designs at your fingertips, the internet. There are millions of pictures online on sites such as Pinterest of different designs using all types of concrete flooring and more. If you use the internet to your advantage, you can pick certain designs, combine them and craft a flooring that is truly one of a kind without the hassle of designing your flooring completely from scratch
Choosing A Material
Upon doing your research in the field of concrete, you will find that there are hundreds of different types of concrete. Don’t let the wide selection of materials overwhelm you. Upon doing research, you will find what projects take a specific type of concrete that will suit your needs. Down below, you will find a couple of ways that choosing the right concrete can benefit you:
  • Different concretes can be used for different finishes
  • There are hundreds of manufacturers that provide eco-friendly concrete
  • Choosing a level of protection that is right for you
  • Finding concrete that has more colored pigments readily available
Having The Right Tools
Now that you know what material you are going to use it is time to make sure you have the means to install the concrete. In the field of concrete, there are hundreds of different tools that serve a direct purpose, thankfully most concretes will come with a depiction of exactly what you will need in order to use it. We know that not all concrete will have this guide so down below, we have outlined a few tools you should have on hand when taking on a concrete project:
  • Mixing drill with a paddle
  • Trowels/Margin trowel
  • Water and mixing buckets
  • Spray Bottles
  • Brooms
  • Squeegee
Have An Open Mind
Sometimes we don’t like to admit that we can’t handle something when we know what it takes. While DIY projects can save you money, they can take ages longer than simply enlisting the help of a professional concrete contractor. When it comes to working with concrete for the first time, we urge you to at least think about using a professionals help, just for the first time. Depending on the contractor you choose, they might let you sit in while they work so you can soak up the knowledge you need to do it yourself the next time around.