Concrete surfaces are hard, to say the least. They’re so hard that they can withstand tones of weight for years without breaking at all but they don’t offer a lot in terms of aesthetics, at least right off of the bat, that is. While some people re fond of simple and straightforward looking concrete driveways, others would rather settle for more textured surfaces.

The good news is that you can have a patterned driveway without having to forgo the use of concrete. Concrete is made of granular aggregate materials including chipped stones and cement; because this is a semi liquid mixture before it settles, it can be moulded into many different shapes and surface textures. Many good concrete contractors in Melbourne offer different driveway stencils that you can choose from to make your concrete drive way look like a floor made out of totally different material.

Placing a stencil on concrete can be tricky work and everything can quickly become a mess if the stencil moves before the concrete sets. To avoid this, contractors use a primer to secure the stencil overlay. Once the stencil is ready, your pattern of choice can be laid and coloured according to your liking. Once the colour is sprayed on, there’s no turning back anymore so it’s a good idea to pick out your colours wisely before this step!

After the work has been done nice and tidy, you’ll be left with a pure concrete floor that may look as if it’s tiled when it really is just patterned concrete. Be smart about how you get your driveway done and use driveway stencils in the works. This way you’ll have a drive way that’s both good looking and at the same time it offers good surface traction.

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