there are several options in dealing with the surface: cover up, add to, take away, and trick the eye. hopefully these ideas will help you determine the best and most cost-effective solution for your concrete so you can move on to more exciting outdoor projects like your lawn and garden 1. do you even want to keep the surface?
welcome to my turf 12/15. astro turf can be laid down with adhesive onto a deck, a plywood subfloor, or concrete floora perfect diy flooring option for rec rooms, basements or playrooms. customize it for play with outdoor paint. you can hose it down or vacuum it when it gets dirty.
patios that pop with color. common materials for pergolas are wood, vinyl, aluminum and fiberglass. for a more sturdy and permanent patio cover, you may want to consider a roof. these can be as simple as a cover supported by posts to a full-fledged roof attached to the house, with wiring, lighting and heating.
artificial stone. after the mortar cures, fill the joints between stones with grout, using a grout bag. smooth down the grout, using the end of a round dowel, a jointer tool or a narrow palette knife with a rounded end. optionally, the grout can be tinted with concrete pigment to better complement the color of the stones.
apply a first coat using a 1/4 in. adhesive roller cover and nylon/polyester brush for large projects, consider using a texture sprayer with a 4mm tip. spray in 4 in. x 4 in. sections and back roll with a 1/4 in. adhesive roller cover
concrete floor covering options. when used in flooring, concrete has consistently proved to be a suitable material. it has established itself as one of the most durable, attractive and cost-effective options. with concrete, homeowners have access to a wider variety in floor design and style. below is a guide for some of the more common concrete flooring options.