Chicago Decorative Concrete Company Blog

Small Concrete Pieces for the Home

- Monday, December 15, 2014

Bringing concrete into your home doesn’t always have to involve a large space or an entire room. There are plenty of concrete items that pair form and function into a smaller package. Read More

Reinvigorate Your Home or Business with Existing Concrete Spaces

- Sunday, November 30, 2014

Did you know that you can upcycle and restore your existing concrete surfaces?  Read More

6 Pieces of Concrete Furniture that Belong in Your Home

- Saturday, November 22, 2014

Concrete can be deceptively welcoming. Straying away from its cold and boring sidewalk and porch cousins, decorative concrete is a great way to spice up your home and recenter those common living spaces. Read More

Common Concrete Misconceptions

- Friday, November 14, 2014

Concrete is a beautiful, reliable, durable way to add a bit of personality to your home or yard. But as amazing as this material can be, it’s often misunderstood as a bland, uninteresting home improver in favor of tile, stone masonry, and granite. Read More

Class Up Your Basement With Concrete

- Thursday, November 13, 2014

Concrete is a resilient, creative, and sustainable way to update your home. Read More

Customize Your Home with Durable, Beautiful Concrete

- Friday, October 31, 2014

Concrete doesn't have to be exclusive to the outdoor patio space.  Read More

Concrete Furniture: Not Your Basic Park Bench

- Friday, October 24, 2014

When you hear “concrete furniture,” you’re probably thinking of the immovable benches and tables you find at parks. The dingy, chipped, cracked, sad-looking grey stuff.  Read More

Spruce Up Your Flooring

- Friday, October 17, 2014

Concrete flooring is a great way to add a unique touch to any room in your home or office.  Read More

Upgrade Your Countertops

- Monday, October 06, 2014

Concrete counter tops are a great way to give your kitchen or bathroom a fresh facelift.

Durable, stylish, and stain resistant, a custom concrete countertop can double as an artful accent to your kitchen or bathroom. Easier to care for than marble counters, but just as classy, concrete countertops have a similar aesthetic with more durability.

Chip, scratch, and crack resistant, you won’t have to worry about working with acidic foods, spilling drinks, or setting that casserole dish hot from the oven right on to the countertop (but you should probably still use a trivet). A sealed concrete countertop boasts superior tolerance and strength than granite, marble, or composite counter material.

Concrete countertops can take a lot of abuse, from high temps to meat mallets, without buckling under pressure. Ideally, a concrete countertop can last you about 20 years, a lot longer than stock counters.

Should your countertop ever chip or crack (though highly unlikely), it’s simple to repair, unlike marble or granite countertops.

Using concrete staining, Chicago Decorative Concrete can help you bring in that exact shade of green or blue or even purple for your kitchen. Got a weirdly shaped kitchen island or bathroom vanity? Chicago Decorative Concrete can shape your countertops to almost any shape for your home.

Ready to pour some fresh decorative concrete in to your home? Request a quote and we’ll walk you through the options to find you the best fit for your home or business.

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Stamped and Stenciled: Concrete Styles for Home or Work

Chicago Concrete - Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Installing a fresh, custom concrete floor for your home or office can be exciting. From choosing textures to creating a custom design, there are tons of tools on the market today to help you achieve the ultimate concrete floor design for your space.  Read More