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Concrete finishing; accessories

Your concrete floor has cured and the furniture is back in place. But are you happy with the overall look? Homeowners and budding interior designers are more ‘on point’ with decorating trends thanks to home renovation television shows dominating the news. Concrete isn’t just for driveways, pathways, and wall rendering anymore. It’s the cement icing on your cake.

 

DIY art

If your concrete finishing includes a wall rendering, this is a great canvas to get creative on. Make sure you lay down a tarpaulin or some kind of floor covering you don’t mind getting messy. It would be a shame ordering a polished concrete floor and then you promptly spill paint on it!

 

Homewares

This gives ‘concrete finishing’ a new meaning! Topping off your redecoration with some matching cement accessories will help the house/office look worthy of an Instagram share. Industrial style accessories don’t look out of place when there’s an exposed wall and polished concrete floor in the mix. The industrial style market has exploded in recent years, offering homewares like:

  • Bowls
  • Terrariums
  • Vases
  • Tables (coffee, dining, bedside)
Check out stores like Etsy for concrete accessories to match your new look

Check out stores like Etsy for concrete accessories to match your new look

Outdoor furniture

Concrete finishing outside doesn’t have to stop at your patio. Cement furniture and accessories will add that something extra. Everyone needs a place to sit and kick up their heels. Concrete benches and chair frames are durable and stylish, just don’t forget the cushions!

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Another benefit is that cement has better weather resistance compared to traditional wood furniture. You don’t need to worry too much about leaving them out in the elements. Just a decent pressure hosing every few months will keep them clean.

Naturally, you’ll research concrete finishing options for your driveway, interior floors, and other areas before reaching out to your contractor. Options include exposed aggregate, polished, acid staining, coloured, and more. While we get pouring, you go shopping!