Tag: Concrete

Interior and Exterior Concrete Floor Design Ideas

Often, when it comes to concrete floor design ideas, the typical options are considered: painting, tile, wood, or carpet. Basic looks and color palettes have given way to hi-def designs and textures. Given the endless array of flooring options available, it has never been easier to find one that fits your lifestyle and budget. Cool concrete flooring kitchen designs.

Inside the Design Ideas for “Flooring” the latest techniques and patterns will be explained for both interior and exterior floors. Decorative concrete flooring is the ideal alternative to traditional surfaces. Do you desire a floor that can achieve superior stain-resistance, be the most durable, have low maintenance, and reduce fears over slip-resistance? If so check out the never ending possibilities for living areas, kitchens, bathrooms, garages, basements, patios, sunrooms, outdoor scaping, sidewalks, and driveways, painting floors and painting concrete

Decorative concrete flooring solutions can be installed by a professional, or in

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How to Design Exterior Concrete Stairs | Home Guides

Design concrete stairs carefully so everyone can use them safely.

Design concrete stairs carefully so everyone can use them safely.

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Besides sturdiness and easy maintenance, new concrete steps can make a home look clean and fresh. Always design concrete stairs before building them, especially to meet safety guidelines, which suggest minimum and maximum landing depth, riser height and tread depth. Knowing the right way to design your concrete stairs will ensure that they will be safe to use for years to come.

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Drive a wooden stake into the ground where the base of the bottom step will fall. Attach a string to the foundation of the house, approximately 1 inch below the bottom of the threshold of the door. Tie the string to the stake, then level the string with a line level.

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Measure the length of the string with a tape measure. Write down the distance, which will be the overall depth of

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20 Solid Exterior Concrete Stairs Design(WITH PICTURES)

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Concrete might not be the prettiest material but this versatile workhorse of the architectural world still has the same potential to stand out as any other building material. Concrete exterior stairs (like the staircase pictured above) can add a sleek, modern look to your backyard or front entrance. Here’s a few ideas to help you get inspired.

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jomi construction

While very simple, this rustic outside stairs design is both easy to build and offers a no-nonsense entry into any space. It’s perfect for backyards.

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 normandy remodeling

Concrete  outside stairs case can even look grand as seen here. You’d be forgiven for mistaking this for a private college.

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Choate Houses

While small, these exterior staircase  have a lot to say. With a gentle yet rough finish, they blend into the background and don’t distract from the rest of the garden.

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Even when you keep them simple, concrete outdoor

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