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3 Ways Using Concrete in Your Home Can Be Beautiful

4th May 2016

Concrete has never been a substance that people find beautiful. It’s an invention that changed the world, but up until modern times, concrete has been a means to an end; a way to pave roads, a foundation for buildings, and nothing more. It’s strong, but it’s not known to be something that draws the eye and tickles the senses.

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This has changed thanks to innovation in technology and the power of creativity. Where concrete used to be chunky, hard to mold, and impossible to make attractive, artisans are now using concrete as a medium of expression. Concrete is cheap. It’s easier to come by than granite or marble, and it can be just as beautiful. Are you a doubter? Here are 3 ways using concrete in your home can be beautiful:

Stamped Floors

There is no law that says concrete can only be used for driveways and sidewalks. In fact, concrete makes for great floors. If you’re looking for something different, something inexpensive, something durable, and something that will wow anybody who enters your home, then stamped concrete is what you might want to use for your floors.

Concrete can be made in a variety of colors, it’s mixed so that it rarely cracks, and concrete workers who stamp the pavement to look like water or inlay designs of fossils, lizards, or anything that suits your fancy will be sure to make their medium seem like clay in a potter’s hands. Trust them with their craft and you’ll see beauty in the pavement, guaranteed.

Countertops

If you’re not convinced to use concrete on your floors, take a look at what it can do for your countertops. Just as you can mold your floor to appear any way with concrete, you can do the same for your countertops.

It’s a great choice because it’s durable, and when you incorporate different colors in the pavement or you use a different technique, you’ll be able to see the details of the concrete easier from your countertop. It’s sure to be a conversation starter and it can give a space a modern, industrial feel, but it can just as easily be homey and inviting when you pair it with the right cabinets, appliances, paint and accessories.

Pillars

Concrete pillars are common in industrial building and one doesn’t often think of incorporating them in a home, but if you do, they can really make a room pop. Concrete can be molded and painted. The sky’s the limit with the creatively that concrete gives an artist. If you’re bold enough to try it out, it might be the perfect way to solve not only your construction problems but also bring beauty and uniqueness without breaking the bank with expensive stone or marble.

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