As a sales and marketing professional with a back ground in the flooring contracting industry I have come across and bought into many marketing platforms. I’ve done home shows, flyer campaigns, email campaigns, pay per click, cold calling, newspaper and classifieds.
The final result was a highly functional, decorative, low maintenance floor. One very unique feature is the importance of wall color and lighting. The floor picked up reds from the awning outside. Copper panels reflected a copper color onto the floor. This is a feature that is not achieved from other flooring products and is critical when working with decorative concrete.
Rough Sand. You can purchase grades of sand suitable for your hypertufa projects from hardware and builder’s stores and DIY shops. These sands are usually called concreting sand, grit sand or coarse sand. Some large particles may be present within the sand so what you can do to get rid of these larger substances is to pass the sand in a garden sieve.
However, there are other things that you can do to. Grass is therapeutic, but you have to trim it regularly and some individuals cannot find the time, so they concrete over it or make a patio or deck. These are viable solutions for small gardens, but a large expanse of concrete looks bleak.
Concrete sealer has an excellent finish and will brighten up old, tired pathways and decorative concrete. It is a fantastic way to brighten up dull concrete around the home as well. It will be a beautiful and gorgeous improvement to your home.
Modular Flooring systems: These floors are one of the great inventions we discussed earlier with the advances of science, manufacturers have been able to produce “plastic” tiles that snap together and lie directly on the floor. This eliminates the need for floor prep and allows just about anyone to install these systems in a few hours. While a little pricey they are also portable, so when you move to a new home you can take it with you. $2-5.00 sq. ft.
All of these options make your entry sidewalk something special and noticeable and you will be proud to have guests arrive feeling like your home is welcoming them in before you say a word. Kind of like the yellow brick road in the Wizard of Oz!