If you enjoy spending time with family, entertaining friends, or hanging out around the pool, there are a number of hot outdoor living trends to consider. At the top of the list is concrete. Your contractor can create the perfect outdoor environment, whether this involves a patio, courtyard, pool deck, or even driveway or walkway.
Using different methods, your contractor can achieve any look. That means regardless if you prefer a space that is ultra-contemporary, lush and sophisticated, rustic chic, or something else, the right contractor and top-of-the-line products will transform the space.
Color is a huge trend. In place of dull gray or boring colors, you have multiple color options. For instance, an acrylic finish will create a gorgeous color. Sundek offers two acrylic products. The first is SunColor, an acrylic water-based coat that is applied over any type of concrete surface. The second, SunSand, is a textured finish coat that is both beautiful and functional.
You also have options for outdoor living concrete using decorative overlays. This is a popular trend because it takes an existing concrete surface and turns into a space that looks fresh and rejuvenated. With 16 standard colors, plus many customized colors, you can go with something subtle or bold. If you are creating a modern and refined patio space, Mojave Sand, Indian Wheat, and Terra Cotta are all exceptional color choices.
Stains are another trend for outdoor living concrete. With semi-translucent colorations, you get a variegated and mottled look that appears natural. For instance, SunAcid is a reactive acid stain that perfectly mirrors the colors of nature. You can choose from 10 unique colors that include Buckskin, Cola, Walnut, Vintage Umber, Teal, and Green. Your contractor can also use SunDye, which penetrates the concrete. For this option, you have a choice of 16 incredible colors.
Beyond color, textured outdoor living concrete is in high demand. In addition to more traditional patterns and textures, your contractor can create a customized look based on your personal preferences. If you have a family crest or some type of design that you love, it can be incorporated into the design.
One additional trend for outdoor living concrete has to do with surfaces. Typically, people focus on the floor, which is fine, but decorative concrete is a great solution for countertops, as well as vertical applications, including fireplace surrounds, water features, walls, and so on.
This blog first appeared on SUNDEK.