Concrete patios make sense and look great for a number of simple reasons. The sheer durability of concrete means it retains its looks with minimal maintenance for decades but its truly fluid flexibility on pouring also means that it can flow around even the most unusual shapes and fit perfectly with outdoor features. Modern concrete can be stamped, stained, or colored in so many ways that you have an infinite number of options of how it can look and the surface can be made non slip to maximize safety for those walking around barefoot.
Staining and stamping mean that your outdoor living area can have any look you like. It can be indistinguishable from slates or cobbles – but with a much lower level of maintenance input. It can take its cues from Italian terrazzo or Parisian cobblestones, it can incorporate objects or designer details like mosaics, stencils, real stone, or anything that you like. Colors can be added into the concrete mix before pouring resulting in a non fading look that lasts literally as long as concrete does, or they can be applied in ways that result in natural looking, deliberately uneven colors or highly metallic sheens. Any way you want it we can deliver a patio using concrete that will be the talk of your guests and neighbors and a source of pleasure for you every day of the year.
Concrete provides a perfect material for fire pits and can take either geometrically straight lined forms or natural curves so creating anything from dramatic slab sided fire pits to curving bowls. A fire pit instantly gives a focal point to any patio so ask to see our catalog of concrete fire pits we have poured or installed for our customers.
Patios often meet poolsides – with a poured concrete floor they can blend fluidly and seamlessly into each other. Again, there is the particular pleasure of being able to fix natural objects or details into concrete so that your poolside can boast natural rocks or seashells as well as tile designs that my pick up on the details of your pool itself. Concrete can also be poured with areas that are particularly non stick by the addition of carefully chosen aggregates and creating non slip areas around your pool is both safe and can be made visually appealing with sparkling or beaded surfaces.
Like poolsides, patios can also blend seamlessly into garden pathways and concrete pathways offer all the benefits of low maintenance, non slip surfaces that can be easily incorporated with features such as low level lighting to guide visitors to your outdoor entertainment area. Just as with patios and poolsides, those pathways can be stamped to any texture and stained to any color as well as blended with whatever other objects you'd like to border them giving an unlimited range of design possibilities. Talk to us today about how a concrete patio will give you a lifetime's pleasure and extend your living space beyond your four walls.