Concrete designs are one of the hot new trends for concrete patios, concrete floors, entryways, countertops, pool decks and more. From expansive new homes with elaborate concrete driveways to budgeted one-room remodels showcasing a stunning, stained concrete floor, the attraction is continuing to grow when it comes to using concrete for decorating. Concrete is no longer plain, grey and boring, it is now thought of as a beautiful decorative element.
Today's homeowners, builders, and designers recognize the value in using concrete in their designs and plans. Decorative concrete transforms traditional grey concrete into warm brown colored floors, expensive cobble stone looking patios and weather-resistant outdoor kitchen counter tops, to name a few.
Decorative concrete lets you decide which hue of red will give you that Spanish tile look on your pool deck at half the cost, and what personal mementos you'd like to embed in your new concrete counter top Kitchen. The advancements in concrete tools, concrete stains and dyes, textures, and patterns have made concrete the most versatile, durable and cost-effective material on the market.
Volumetric mixers are easy to use for colored applications primarily because the concrete is produced fresh at the job site and it is extremely workable and consistent. In addition, wash out takes considerably less time vs. traditional batch methods.
Pending the manufacturer you choose (not all manufacturers offer this or have experience with it) both dry and/or liquid color admixture systems are available. Most importantly, providing this product and service for your customers can separate you from other local providers of concrete. This can mean the difference in picking up new customers and securing work in a specific niche market and most likely locking in a good customer for a very long time.
Numerous volumetric mixer owners have discovered that colored concrete can be extremely lucrative and compliments their operation as many of their customers consider this as another benefit of working with a supplier that provides specialty services above and beyond the normal product.
As decorative concrete continues to grow in popularity most volumetric mixer manufacturers have developed their own systems of accurately delivering the precise amount of color needed for the appropriate mix.