Concrete Resurfacing – 6 Hot Decorative Ideas to Create a New Look on a Budget!

Concrete Resurfacing can be used to beautify and increase durability to virtually any surface.  Whether your goal is to improve the look of your exterior with your existing concrete or re-vamp your kitchen countertops to look like marble, granite, tile or otherwise, resurfacing is a cost effective way to bring new beauty and life to any space while making the surface stronger in the process.

With the unlimited decorative options available for concrete, it’s easy to be like a kid in a candy store and want everything that appeals to you. However, the more decorative goodies you put into your project, the more expensive it will be due to increases in material and labor costs. Avoid temptation and satisfy your aesthetic sweet tooth by using just one or two simple decorative treatments. Here are examples of economical but elegant looks:


For interior or exterior concrete floors, opt for a basic one-color stain application.  Staining concrete is one of the most popular applications for transforming concrete slabs. Often referred to as colored concrete, homeowners, designers and builders are drawn to stained concrete because of the unique outcome that can be achieved through various application techniques, etc., on cement flooring and other substrates. The results are limited only by the creativity of those involved in the stained concrete process.


Instead of installing a stamped concrete driveway combining multiple colors and patterns, consider going with one integral color or one color of hardener. Another economical way to add decorative enhancement is to stencil just a portion of the driveway or stencil a decorative border. The same strategy can be used for patios.

Getting creative with one or two colors and a simple brick or tile design can help keep your costs down while adding beauty to your home.  Your installer can even add texture, that can appear to look like stamped concrete, but won’t cost you even close to the same amount.  With concrete overlays, your options truly are endless, and with a little creativity you can really create a masterpiece.


Use an economical but attractive exposed-aggregate or rock-salt finish for patios, sidewalks, and other exterior pavements.


Polished concrete flooring is an economical alternative to marble or granite and will give you the same mirrorlike finish


If you’re building a concrete fireplace surround, take into account that intricate details and curves will usually boost the cost. Consider turning some curves in your design into straight lines, and minimizing small details. Simple, clean lines can create a dramatic focal point in a room.


With concrete countertops, the final cost often depends on the creativity and time required by the artisan to incorporate special details and unique designs, plus the cost of transportation and installation. Some things that can add to the bottom line include irregular or curved shapes, thicker concrete, integral drain boards, custom edges, and backsplashes.

Whether you’re looking to build, or bring life to your space concrete can be a cost effective way to create virtually any look you could possibly imagine.  Resurfacing is a great option to improve the look of your existing concrete and can be used over almost any surface to get the look you want for less without compromising durability.

If you’re looking to create a new look and want to bring life to your home, office, salon and more, call the experts at Kelowna Concrete 250-448-6366. We will meet or beat any competitor’s price – GUARANTEED!! Call us today!

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