Decorative Concrete Benefits

  • Concrete has a proven record for strength, durability, and cost effectiveness for a variety of applications including floors, walkways, patios and driveways.
  • An increasingly popular alternative, concrete makes the surface both decorative and functional.
  • Concrete can be treated with stains or colorants to create a rich variety of hues and textures, or stamped with patterns to mimic natural surfaces from marble to wood planks.
  • The life expectancy of concrete slabs far exceed that of flooring materials often used to cover them. Carpeting and vinyl are subject to tears, staining, damage from flooding, and general wear. Persons with allergies may also have concerns about dust or molds that may be harbored in carpet fibers. In addition, many floor coverings need to be replaced every few years.

Decorative concrete floor finishes combine beauty and creativity with the economy, durability, and practicality of concrete. Listed below are basic price comparisions between Decorative Concrete Techniques and traditional indoor and outdoor flooring surfaces.

Interior Pricing Comparison: Square Foot Price – Concrete In Place
Integral Color $7.50 to $8.50
Dry Shake Color Hardener $8.00 to $9.00
Stamped Concrete $10.00 to $14.00
Stained Concrete $3.00 to $7.00
Architectural Overlayment, Decorative Sawcuts, Acid Stained $12.00 to $17.00
Architectural Alternative Comparison Square Foot Price – Including Install
Terrazzo $22.50 to $60.00
Marble $30.00 to $60.00
Slate $30.00 to $50.00
Ceramic and Quarry Tile $10.00 to $20.00
Wood Floors $12.00 to $15.50

*All pricing should be verified locally. This is intended as a guide only.

Exterior Pricing Comparision: Square Foot Price – Concrete In Place
Integral Color $4.00 to $6.00
Dry Shake Color Hardener $5.50 to $8.50
Stamped Concrete $8.00 to $12.00
Integral Color Exposed Aggregate $6.00 to $9.00
Architectural Alternative Comparison Square Foot Price – Including Install
Granite and Limestone $25.00 to $80.00
Bluestone and Slate $34.00 to $50.00
Slate $30.00 to $50.00
Pavers over 6” compacted base $8.00 to $14.00
Wood Decks $15.00 to $20.00

*All pricing should be verified locally. This is intended as a guide only.