Decorative concrete can provide the high-end look of bluestone, slate, rustic brick or other feature designs for a fraction of the price.
Here's how you can use clever concrete, including colour, pattern and fleck spraying, to get the look of hand-laid paving or a custom design for less.
Planning a new driveway, pathway, steps or outdoor entertaining area? Decorative concrete opens up a world of budget-friendly options. Let our Exterior Brochure inspire you with on-trend colour and pattern combinations. Concrete can be coloured before it is poured by adding Dulux Avista Colour Through Oxide into the concrete mixer to create a lovely and evenly mixed colour. Alternatively, add toughness and a strong, solid colour to your concrete as it cures with Dulux Avista Colour Hardener. This cement-based powder is hand cast over freshly poured concrete. Both product ranges allow you to match or complement your home’s paintwork. Choose from warm tones like our Burnt Terracotta or Classic Mocha, neutral shades like Slate or Nickel, or dramatic tones like Black Knight or Red Ochre. Stamped Impressions can also be used in freshly laid concrete to mimic the rich texture of slate, stone or brick. The street appeal is stunning.
You’ll need a protective coating to reduce fading and block the pores of the concrete to prevent dirt ingress. Our range of Concrete Sealers produce an attractive, easy to clean finish. You have the option to add colour with Coloured Sealers or slip-reducing texture using our powder or crushed glass additives.
If your driveway is cracked, stained or faded, the Dulux Avista Resurfacing System can rejuvenate your concrete or create a totally new look on a budget. It’s fast, cost-effective and gives you just as many options as an expensive rip-up and re-lay. A durable cement-based compound in your chosen base colour is sprayed or troweled on top of your existing concrete. You can then add additional colours to create a flecked effect or use stencils to replicate the look of pavers (without any weeds ever poking through!).