Coloured concrete is a modern way to brighten up your outdoor spaces. Whether it’s your driveway, walkways, verandah, patio or pool deck you can add some wow factor without spending a fortune on a renovation. With many different colours to choose from your options are endless.
Choosing a colour for your concrete is the first step in creating a visually appealing project. Achieving the right look is possible with our range of pigments, oxides and staining methods. Unlike paint that can chip, fade and peel, coloured concrete is permanent. With a good quality seal coat your decorative concrete will last for many years to come.
Concrete can be used for many different types of projects and has become one of the most popular building products available today. It’s cost effective, durable and comes in a variety of textures and finishes. It’s an ideal solution for homeowners who are looking to enhance their home with a unique aesthetic but don’t want to spend the money on a complete renovation.
There are two ways of adding a colour to concrete, the most common is integral concrete where the colour is mixed through the entire batch at the concrete plant. This creates a rich and consistent colour that is long-lasting.
The other option is to use a “throw on” system where the colour is broadcast onto the surface of the concrete once it’s been poured. The disadvantage of this is that the colour can sometimes fade and chip off with wear and tear.
A coloured concrete in Melbourne is a smart choice for most homes as it looks attractive, can withstand heavy vehicle loads and won’t crack or rut like asphalt. It’s also environmentally friendly and costs less than a traditional brick driveway. In addition to its practicality, a coloured concrete driveway will increase the value of your property.
In terms of maintenance, a good quality colour seal will protect your concrete from staining and prevent mould growth, it will also slow down the natural aging process. A sealant will also help to keep the concrete slip resistant which is especially important in wet weather.
If you would like your coloured concrete to maintain its vibrant appearance for as long as possible, it is vital to use an experienced professional. If the wrong product is used your coloured concrete will start to fade and lose its appeal quickly.