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Are you looking at possible material options your home? Are you confused as to which materials to choose? If so, have you considered using concrete? I know what you’re thinking. Concrete? “Dull”, “cold” and even “prison “like” are terms that we typically associate concrete with. It is easy to agree that concrete can look dull […]

Are you looking at possible material options your home? Are you confused as to which materials to choose? If so, have you considered using concrete? I know what you’re thinking. Concrete? “Dull”, “cold” and even “prison “like” are terms that we typically associate concrete with. It is easy to agree that concrete can look dull and boring, but with the right application, the use of concrete could make your home look modern as well as elegant. It is a stylish and durable choice for indoors as well as outdoors that can be finished in many different colours and textures. It can be used in various ways in a home, for example for flooring, for walls and even to build stairs. There are a number of other materials on the market, but how do you know which will best suit your style and preference? Choosing the right materials to use for your home can be a daunting task. Firstly you have to choose the material, then decide where you want it in your home, and then what design you want the material to look like. There are endless possibilities. There are many factors that can influence your decision on which material to use. Whether you have children or pets, the climate of your area, if you want a particular theme for your home or if you have a limited budget, all these factors will contribute to your decision. Ultimately, this is a very important decision to make as you will most likely be stuck with the decision for a long period of time so you would want to get it right the first time around.

We’ve all heard the term ‘less is more’, but what does it mean in relation to home designs? When applied to house designs, ‘less is more’ is about achieving a better design through simplicity. On another note, minimalism is currently trending, where people are aiming to achieve a minimalist look not only in homes, but in fashion as well, where every detail counts. A simple and minimal design can look clean, uncluttered and put together. You don’t always need to purchase the most expensive, or the most lavish materials to create a beautiful home. Opting to use cheaper options can work just as well as choosing more expensive materials, and the end result can even surprise you. Even the cheapest of materials can be used to transform a house into something special. This also decreases your expenses, which is always a plus. Concrete has a low maintenance cost where it is easy to clean with the use of gentle cleaners or vinegar. A regular sweep, mop or vacuum will also keep concrete floors clean. Concrete, used in the correct way can achieve a stylish industrial look that is not only modern but practical as well. Concrete can be used as wall finishes for both interior and exterior walls. The surface of concrete can be finished in multiple ways with colours, stains, aggregates, and textures.

Concrete is becoming a common type of material adopted by many building owners. However, there are many people that are not aware of the benefits and the different ways it can be used to create a unique home. Lucky for you, I will inform you on the benefits of concrete. Concrete has a number of benefits which are not only limited to affordability, sustainability, and durability. It is easy to overlook the use of concrete. We may not notice it, but concrete is used in our daily lives. We come across it every day and may not even be aware of it. From the concrete footpath we walk on, to the roads we drive on, to the bridges we cross. Concrete is a very versatile material and heavily relied upon for the construction of large structures such as schools, hospitals, bridges, tunnels and many more due to its strength and durability. It is the most used man-made material in the word. This should not come as a surprise as there are many buildings, roads and other structures around the world that are built using concrete. A properly constructed house using concrete will outlast most of the other components used to build your home. Its long life means concrete does not have to be replaced for decades. For those who do not know what concrete is, it is an artificial material made by mixing a variety of different materials such as sand, gravel, stone, pebble, and cement with water. The mixture hardens by hydration, creating a solid material. Due to the abundance and readily available ingredients, concrete is less costly to produce and is only a fraction of the price compared to other flooring materials, making it a very economical and extremely affordable material. Not only is it economical, but it is also green. Not many people are aware of the environmental and sustainable benefits of concrete. The production of concrete and cement produces relatively less carbon dioxide than other building materials. Concrete does not deplete natural resources, does not require as much energy to produce (as mentioned before) and is made locally. Once concrete is not needed in a home, it can be crushed and reused for other projects such as building a new road. Its versatility is amazing. It is a non-combustible material which makes it fire resistant and able to withstand high temperatures. This is a great advantage if the unfortunate event of a fire occurred in your home. Concrete is also non-absorbent, offering resistance to dampness. If you are after concrete flooring, it is scratch and scuff proof, so you do not have to worry about your pets running around on your home floors. Concrete’s resistance to wind, mould, and insects makes it a top choice for construction use. Utilising concrete will give you greater peace of mind where you do not have to worry about the wear and tear of your concrete floor or wall and definitely do not have to compromise your budget with its low maintenance cost.

If you are looking for a reliable concrete provider, we’ve got the solution for you. Opting for concrete for your home is an easy and simple option with Real Concrete. We provide concreting services in Sydney with years of experience and expertise in the industry, delivering timely service with a professional attitude at an affordable price. We design modern concrete interiors, provide all concrete repairs (crack and tie cone repairs, skin patching, concrete wall crack repairs and ceiling repairs), concrete wall finishes (interior and exterior), exceptional concrete restoration (repairs, concrete cancer treatment and colour matching) and forged concrete. We engineer our concrete structures with accuracy and precision to maintain a solid foundation. Our engineers have strong attention to detail and our team excels in all aspects of residential concrete services. Whether you are looking for your interior walls to be designed, or your stairs to be built, or your floors to be made with concrete, our engineers will complete the task in an efficient and timely manner. We ensure our work is completed without any faults, and we work personally with you, your builder, your engineer and architect to provide the best solution. Communication and expertise is critical in this area of construction.

At Real Concrete, we can give your home a more industrial look with rugged walls and textured flooring. Concrete can be moulded to fit any space and shape, therefore we can tailor our services to your specific needs and preferences. There is a long list of different ideas you could implement in your home. Some great ideas could be creating an exposed concrete wall and adding warm elements such as wood and textiles to achieve a sleek look, creating a feature wall with concrete or creating a contemporary designed concrete interior and exterior. Concrete walls and floors will keep the room neutral and allows for the combination of different textures and elements to create a room best designed for you. Our concrete services are not only limited to walls and floor, we can even create concrete kitchen countertops and tables as well as many other items you may desire. We have completed a number of projects including the creation of designer concrete wall finishes, modern minimalist concrete bathrooms, concrete kitchen benchtops, and concrete designer kitchens as well as many other projects. If in the future your home is experiencing cracks over time, we can definitely mend and repair your concrete cracks in no time. Our dedicated team has the necessary skills and is focused on the final outcome, continuously striving for excellence. We pride ourselves on our quality workmanship, reliability and value for money. Talk to a professional and contact Real Concrete for more information how we can best serve you and receive a personalised quote. We look forward to working with you on your project. We guarantee quality services and exceptional results. Real Concrete has the experience and resources to service all your residential concreting needs. Discover the difference of our professional and reliable residential concrete services in Sydney today.