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There are so many creative uses for decorative concrete finishes. With iSeekplant on your side, you have multiple options to choose from when it comes to working with professional and reputable decorative concrete companies across Australia. Our extensive database has helped many users find the right decorative concrete suppliers for their residential and commercial projects.

Just let us know your project requirements and location for a simple and effective search. In doing so, we’ll provide you with a list of local decorative concrete companies that have a solid reputation for being affordable, reliable and easy to work with. Our Get a Quote tool will also get you up to three free quotes, ready for your comparison. Get your concrete project started right away on iSeekplant using decorative concrete, concrete supply, exposed aggregate concrete, coloured concrete and lightweight concrete.

Decorative Concrete FAQs

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1. What is decorative concrete?

When people think of concrete, they usually think of footpaths, industrial buildings and other durable but plain structures. Decorative concrete changes all of that. Rather than simply providing a utilitarian solution, decorative concrete features various patterns, finishes, colours and stains for visual appeal and functionality.

Decorative concrete uses the concrete forming process, which means that these decorative finishes are applied while pouring or after the concrete forms. However, these overlays extend the flexibility and appearance of material concrete, so you can use them on driveways, patios, retaining walls, pathways, concrete countertops, statues and so much more.

Innovations in technology and methodology for creating decorative concrete finishes means that the combination of concrete looks you can achieve are virtually limitless. From using decorative engraving to changing the texture to resemble brick, concrete is fast becoming a preferred material for interior designers and decorators.

 

2. What is the difference between decorative concrete and stamped concrete?

This is not just an industry distinction. Decorative concrete companies have many methods for transforming the look of original concrete. Decorative concrete and stamped concrete are two different processes that help you achieve a variety of decorative concrete finishes.

Decorative concrete is more commonly known as stamped concrete overlays. This method requires an existing concrete slab where stamp ‘overlays’ are applied, using various materials such as polymer resins, sand, cement and more. To stamp or overlay the decorative concrete finishes, professionals use equipment like rubber imprinting tools and acrylic sprays.

The finished product is then even more durable than the original concrete due to the layers upon layers of overlay. This is a good option for concrete that is intact with no cracks or holes.

Stamped concrete, on the other hand, is the process of pouring an entirely new concrete mix into a mould. The concrete is then coloured and textured using specialised equipment and techniques, creating a ‘natural’ finish. This could include brick, stone, slate, wood or cobblestone.

 

3. What is decorative concrete resurfacing?

Decorative concrete companies resurface concrete to transform the look and texture of pre-existing concrete slabs. You’re not demolishing the old concrete; you're simply giving it a new look.

There are a few methods that can be used on the original concrete to achieve the desired look. For example, a contractor can treat the concrete with acid stain or epoxy coating, or lay down new surfaces to get more natural results.

Popular methods for achieving decorative concrete finishes through resurfacing include:

  • Acid etching — Applying chemical, acid-based treatments for a natural stone, wood, brick, or even ‘leather’ look.
  • Concrete dyes — Using coloured dyes in combination with acid staining or etching to achieve the desired look.
  • Concrete stamping — Stamping concrete with heavy moulds to achieve a look that mimics other materials. For example, lines stamped into concrete can make it look like tile or natural stone.
  • Concrete engraving — Engraving patterns into concrete gives it a decorative look or achieves the ‘etching’ or grout borders of natural cobblestone or paving tile.
 

4. Does resurfacing concrete last?

No matter the type of decorative concrete finish you decide on, you’re choosing a decorative concrete supply that will withstand the test of time. Not only do the various finishing and sealing techniques make decorative concrete incredibly durable and resistant to cracks, skids, and general wear and tear, but they also help your concrete stay intact.

You should expect decorative concrete to last anywhere from 8 to 15 years.

 

5. How much does decorative concrete cost?

Decorative concrete costs can be difficult to determine, as it depends on the options, looks, finishes and processes you choose. Together in consultation with decorative concrete companies, you can decide on a budget that’s right for your project.

However, you should expect to pay anywhere between:

  • $50 to $75 per square metre for ‘spray-on’ concrete
  • $60 to $85 per square metre for ‘plain’ concrete
  • $75 to $90 per square metre for exposed aggregate concrete or decorative stencilled finishes
 

6. Where are iSeekplant’s decorative concrete suppliers located?

iSeekplant has a nationwide network of quality decorative concrete suppliers operating in all Australian capital cities from Brisbane to Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne to Darwin, Perth and Adelaide. We also offer decorative concrete supply solutions in all major towns and cities from Cairns down to Townsville, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Hobart and then across the country to Bunbury.

 

7. How to use iSeekplant to find a decorative concrete company?

To find the right decorative concrete supply company for your project, begin with iSeekplant’s Get a Quote tool. Alternatively, you can call us on 1300 691 912 or email us at projects@iseekplant.com.au for more information and your personalised quotes today.

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