Interested in a durable and lasting concrete driveway but not a fan of dull, drab tones? We’ve got a coloured concrete solution sure to turn heads!
Coloured concrete comes in various colours (hence the name) and offers a durable finish that’s tough to beat. At Concept Concrete, we mix coloured oxide into the pavement before laying it to ensure you get a rich and even colour throughout. Or, if you are after a deeper colour, we can colour-seal the driveway to suit your tastes, style and needs, no matter your budget.
But let’s be honest, you’re not here for a science lesson on how coloured concrete is made and installed (though we’re happy to provide one!), so read on to explore your coloured concrete options and for help in choosing an affordable, eye-catching and reliable coloured concrete surface that stands the test of time.
At Concept Concrete, our team is ready to install striking coloured concrete solutions that reflect two decades in the construction industry.If you’re ready to elevate your living space with exposed aggregate or other concreting options, reach out and speak to a member of our residential concreting team on 1300 366 343 today!
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Coloured concrete is a combination of water, aggregates and cement with coloured pigment added during the mixing process. Available in a range of coloured finishes, don’t let the eye-catching shades fool you – this concrete finish is highly durable and every bit as reliable as plain concrete or textured concrete.
Offering subtle and natural colours that deliver an eye-catching aesthetic, coloured concrete can be used to provide contrast to your home’s decor or to completely blend in with the surroundings. At Concept Concrete, some of the most popular stained colours we install include:
No matter your choice, these colours penetrate deeply to the surface and produce a beautiful finish you’ll love for decades to come
How Much Does Coloured Concrete Cost?
Coloured concrete typically costs more than plain concrete as the eye-catching finish needs to be added to the mixing process. However, it’s also possible to create colour when the finish is sprayed, trowelled or floated onto the surface.
On average, coloured concrete will cost between $75 to $95 per m2. This figure can rise to $150 per m2 if you opt for a decorative finish like stencils or stamps. While most decorative finishes will cost a little more than plain concrete, it’s tough to put a price on the ‘WOW’ factor that comes from a coloured pathway, driveway, interior walkway or polished concrete floor.
The best way to understand what your coloured concrete project will cost is to reach out to a professional for a measure and quote with the exact design you have in mind.
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Concrete can be practically any colour you want it to be – which makes choosing the right shade, hue or colour a challenge! If plain, grey concrete doesn’t excite you, upgrading to a stylish decorative finish is a popular and common choice. Although the choice will come down to your personal preference, here are a few tips to help you make your choice.
Consider your home’s colour
The paint on your Melbourne home should complement the colour of your concrete driveway or exterior surface. When your home and concrete are in sync, the resulting appearance will be harmonious and inviting in a way that clashing colours won’t be.
Factor in your landscape
Do you take great pride in your front yard? Your choice of concrete driveway or pathways shouldn’t detract from your hard work. For example, leafy lawns and lush foliage work well with subtle earthy colours (think terracotta) to create a visually appealing garden.
Think about how you use your space
Darker colours can hide scratches, stains and spills. If you’re choosing a shade for an outdoor patio, a charcoal or dark grey can match the needs of your space. In contrast, if your concrete is used for decorative purposes, you might think about a more striking or bold colour.
With two decades working in and around Melbourne and a commitment to 100% customer satisfaction, we’re happy to help you brainstorm ideas and chat about your colouring options. As a team of highly trained and experienced concreters, we know how to elevate your space and create a functional and enjoyable surface that ticks all of your boxes.
Will Coloured Concrete Be Slippery?
Concrete doesn’t have to have a smooth finish. With a range of textures and finishes, you can customise your concrete in practically any way you like. For example, if you love the look and feel of texture and prefer a little extra grip under foot, why not opt for an exposed aggregate finish? Offering unmatched performance and a unique aesthetic that’s literally one-of-a-kind, you can learn more about our exposed aggregate services here.
What Are the Benefits of Coloured Concrete?
Comes with up to 78-month warranty
Applicable to a wide range of surfaces
Cost-effective and next to no maintenance
Huge range and available in different colours
Long-lasting and durable so you spend less on repairs
Mixed colours will resist harsh weather and heavy foot traffic
Can easily match your surroundings due to its colour consistency
Extensive range of decorative and finishing techniques and effects
SRI (Solar Reflectivity Index) – colours help reduce the carbon footprint
Apart from providing a beautiful and permanent finish, this type of finish is also cost-effective, long-lasting, and highly applicable to a wide range of structures like footpaths, pavers, flooring and external facades. If you’re looking to enjoy the (long) list of benefits yourself, you can request a free quote online – which includes a measure of your space for a quote you can count on.
Trust your next concreting project to the experts at Concept Concrete
Long gone are the days when concrete was grey, lifeless and dull. Adding colour to your concrete spaces brings life and vibrance so you can transform your Melbourne home without dipping into your savings for a full renovation.
As the experts in coloured concrete, we know a thing or two about designing and installing a driveway, pathway, interior or exterior surface that’s built to last. If you’re looking to complete a new concrete project in Melbourne or surrounding areas, take advantage of 100% obligation-free quotes today. It’s never been easier to break down your options, find a price that works for you, and transform your Melbourne home or business with a burst of colour.