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Designing A Bedroom

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Decorative Concrete Designs

Any concrete surface in your home has the potential of being a work of art using decorative concrete finishes. Whether it is a fireplace, countertop, wall or floor, your imagination is the limit. You can create decorative concrete designs on existing concrete or new.   

Existing Concrete

Test to see if the concrete is sealed by wiping it down with a wet rag. If the water soaks in, the concrete is most likely not sealed, or the seal is old. If repairs, like fixing cracks, need to be done, this is the time to do it.

Fresh Concrete

Fresh concrete offers the opportunity to add surface texture to your decorative designs. Consider the function of the space you are working with. Smooth concrete surfaces can be very slippery, especially if they get wet. Incorporating surface texture into your designs can provide traction and beauty at the same time. Too much texture, however, can quickly ruin your favorite pair of socks.

Decorating Mediums and Styles

  • Painting
  • Acrylic staining
  • Faux rock
  • Stencils
  • Stamps

Finishing

Sealing your decorative work after it is finished will protect your designs from fading or surface damage. There are many decorative concrete mediums and styles to choose from limited only by your imagination.

Article from topics: Designing A Bedroom

2010