If you are among the lucky ones to have a patio in your home, you should make the most of it by opting for patio remodeling. Many people make the mistake of not focusing on the patio design as it is not a part of the home interiors. However, it is a crucial part of your home and requires attention. A concrete patio will escalate the aesthetic beauty of your home and increase its value. Also, there are a lot of finish options to create a unique look and take your patio design to the next level.
Concrete is one of the most favored materials for the patio. One of the biggest reasons behind its popularity is its versatile look. Concrete is less expensive than other options and offers a variety of different finishes and works well in almost all home designs. Experts like Jireh Construction use various tools and techniques to give concrete any finish, shape, or size. This allows you to create your perfect dream patio.
Popular concrete finishes for patios
Here are the most popular concrete finish ideas you can choose during a patio remodeling to increase your home value:
- Trowel finish
- Salt finish
- Stamped concrete
- Stenciled concrete
- Broom finish
Do not make your decision solely based on the look. You must take your needs and budget into consideration as well. It is okay if you are working on a small budget. We offer patio remodeling services at very affordable rates. Get in touch with our Jireh team at (425) 268-3084 to get a free estimate!
1. Trowel concrete finish
One of the most common options people choose during patio remodeling is the trowel concrete finish. It is called the trowel concrete finish because a trowel is used to create the surface finish. You should choose this option if you want a surface with a smooth finish.
There are two ways of achieving a smooth concrete finish, one is done manually, and the other is done mechanically. A hand trowel manually creates a smooth finish in residential properties. However, a power trowel is used in commercial properties to create a smooth finish.
You cannot create the troweled finish after the concrete has cured. It has to be done after the concrete mix has been applied and leveled. Our experts will use a trowel to smooth the surface or create any texture you choose. Swirls and arcs are common options you can consider when choosing a trowel design. Just make sure that it matches the overall patio appearance. Besides the patio, this option is popular for basements, garages, and warehouses.
2. Salt finish
Another great finish you can choose during patio remodeling is the salt finish. It is a brilliant option to give your patio an appealing look. We suggest this finish for patios featuring a small pool or water area. This is because the texture is skid resistant and ensures that people do not slip.
This finish is easy to achieve. Rock salt crystals have to be applied on top of the concrete before it is cured. Once it hardens, the experts will wash the rock salt crystals away from the top. As a result, small holes will get created on the surface of the concrete. These holes make the surface anti-skid. Besides your patio, you can choose this finish for any area in your home where you want anti-skid flooring. However, that is not the only benefit of the rock salt finish. It is also preferred because of its decorative look.
3. Stamped concrete patio
The stamped concrete finish is one of the most popular options. People who love the look of stone, brick, flagstone, or tile often choose the stamped concrete finish. This is because you can make this finish appear like any of these materials.
The finish is created by applying “stamps” of your desired textures to the concrete surface before it is cured. Our experts will place the stamps on the concrete mix and cover the entire space, then move on to the next step. This process also involves staining the concrete to add color to the floor. You can choose any color depending on your preferences.
Besides the patio, people also use this option for porches, sidewalks, and driveways.
4. Stenciled concrete patio
Besides stamping, people also choose the stenciled concrete patio finish for a decorative look. The main reason people love this option is that it mimics the look of real stones. Therefore, the patio design appears very luxurious and elegant. Another advantage of stenciling is that you can create it after finishing the concrete. This makes it a more popular choice among people looking for DIY options but do not have a lot of experience. Also, it is budget-friendly as you will be able to save the money required for hiring experts.
5. Broom concrete finish
Do you have kids who love to run around in the backyard? Choosing the broom concrete finish during patio remodeling will be wise for you. This is owing to the slip-resistant properties of the finish. The chances of slipping and falling will be minimized.
This concrete finish is rightly named as the surface finish is achieved using a broom. Our experts will trow the surface to create a smooth finish and then drag a broom across the surface. It will be done while the concrete is still wet. As a result, small ridges will be left on the surface, making it slip-resistant. You can choose this concrete surface finish for other places where the chances of slipping are high.
Give the experts at Jireh a call today at (425) 268-3084 . They will be happy to give you a consultation to go over your space, costs, and patio design needs.