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What is Colored Concrete?


By ProMatcher Staff



Integrally Colored Concrete

Concrete is a durable and versatile construction material. When installing a concrete driveway, countertop, or pool deck, you may think a traditional gray is the only color option. However, there is now a wide selection of colored concrete to choose from. Colored concrete is one of many types of decorative concrete. The desired color is added to wet concrete and it will permanently remain that color.

Rather than applying a stain or dye to the top layer of concrete after installation, the color pigment is added directly to the ready-mix concrete in the truck’s drum. Integral color can be added with a powder or a liquid solution. The color is evenly distributed throughout to prevent color variation. If the project requires several truckloads of concrete, the ratio of cement, water, and color can be repeated to ensure that the color remains consistent.

Colored concrete can be used in interior and exterior applications in both residential and commercial spaces. It can be used to create complex stamped concrete designs or unique countertops and driveways. While earth tones tend to be the most popular color choices, there are more vibrant choices available as well. In addition to the standard color choices, your contractor may be able to help you create a custom color.



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