Concrete patios are very durable, but they’re just not very exciting. If you have a concrete slab in your backyard and you’re itching to jazz it up, here are 7 ways to make over a concrete patio! Take a look at all of these fabulous ideas.
Paint a Pattern
Yes, you can paint your concrete slab. The concrete slab with a circular saw creates a diamond pattern and is then painted with two shades of gray using concrete paint.
Lay Decking Flooring
Did you know you can lay decking over a concrete slab? And that it’s not as hard as it sounds! Here’s how you can do it.
To finish it off, you can attach white fascia boards along the sides. This is a great way to make over a concrete patio because decking flooring will instantly warm up your outdoor space.
Another idea for adding a deck over a concrete patio is to create a deck out of pallets!
Add Curves With Pavers
A square concrete slab is standard, but you can add borders and curves around your concrete patio with the help of pavers.
For instance, you could add a half circle to one side to create a fire pit area. Or use pavers to border off a circular garden at one corner of your patio.
We add a curve retaining wall and a match with a fire pit during the backyard patio project.
Lay Slate Tiles
Concrete is an excellent base for tiles, so you could lay slate tiles to transform your concrete patio completely.
First, check for any cracks or weak spots and repair them. Then you’re good to go! Tile your concrete patio just as you would tile any other space in your home.
Stain the Concrete to Look Like Tile
If you love the look of tiles but not the hard work or the expense, you could stain the concrete to look like tile!
Use 1/2 inch tape to create lines on the floor and then stain over it.
Peel off the tape, and here is an instant tile! Just clean it beforehand and seal it afterward; you’ll have a concrete patio that looks nothing like concrete.
Add a Beautiful Outdoor Rug
Investing in a large, striking outdoor rug is the easiest way to make over a concrete patio.
The eye will instantly go to the rug, and the concrete patio will disappear into the background. Put some great outdoor furniture on top of the rug, and you’ve got yourself an outdoor space you can be proud of.
Pick any style, whether you love this beachy blue and white rug, a modern black and white rug, or something entirely different.
Add a Retaining Wall To Concrete Patio
Mix and match the ideas above with this beautiful retaining wall and fire pit. It is a great way to add texture and a place for planting gorgeous flowers.
A patio is a part of a general trend towards more relaxed and informal lifestyles. When you build a concrete patio from Concrete Pros INC, you can boost your living space without spending a lot. The materials used in patios have improved crucially through the years. We deliver value, which means you get a well-crafted custom patio for a reasonable price. We also offer a customized look using a broad range of concrete dyes and sealants to look like natural stone, brick, or rock without additional cost.