The construction industry has grown by leaps and bounds in the past decades, fueled mainly by the industrial revolution. From basic methodologies to complex engineering techniques, from simple materials to the most innovative use of natural resources, these changes, and more, have taken place and resulted in better-performing buildings and happier occupants.
The ever-enduring concrete has also evolved in form and function through the years. Building architects have often used it because of its proven strength and durability. However, recent years have also seen the evolution of this material into beautiful decorative applications that help enhance the look of facilities.
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Decorative concrete is a major component in many building renovations and repairs in recent years. It is being used not only by engineers and architects involved in construction projects, but also by interior and exterior designers tasked to create appealing and artistic areas in and outside the facility. The popularity of decorative concrete stems from a variety of reasons, foremost of which are below:
1. Decorative concrete is inexpensive. The addition of aggregate materials to add patterns to the design may cost a bit more, but are still more reasonably priced than other beautification options. At the very least, the costs of cement materials and aggregates are controllable — facility managers can choose design materials just right for their budget.
2. Decorative concrete is easy to prepare. The substrate thickness can be adjusted, and does not need to be as thick as in ordinary applications, but the mixing and preparation procedure remains the same.
3. Decorative concrete is flexible. It can be applied on walls, floors and even on ceilings of the property. Patios, production areas, hospital rooms, anything can look aesthetically appealing with artistic finishes.
4. Decorative concrete applications can be implemented quickly and efficiently because of the ease in mixing and preparations. The fast curing and drying ability of cement mixtures makes it one of the most rapidly-deployed applications in the industry.