decorative-concrete-chattanooga_post_lgConcrete has been prized for thousands of years because it’s both easy to work with and strong. It can be molded into a variety of shapes, whether it’s custom countertops, a patio with organic edges, the deck around an irregular shaped pool, or nearly any other shape. Those are all horizontal surfaces, however— and you don’t have to limit yourself to just one plane when it comes to concrete. You can think vertical, too!

Butterfield Color produces a vertical overlay material called Cantera Vertical Wall Mix that is a polymer modified, cementitious overlay that is lightweight and sag resistant. It can be colored like other concrete mixes, and stamped like them, too for strong yet attractive facings that imitate more expensive materials. The overlay system can be applied over pre-existing surfaces and then colored and stamped, making it lightweight and more cost effective than natural stone.

As for the overlay stamps, that’s another way to truly make your project your own. Stamp textures include brick, wood grain, light bark, timber end grain, rock face, weathered edge, and more. You can use a variety of colors and stamp patterns to mimic many natural surfaces, all with durable, affordable concrete.

In fact, local Huntsville, Alabama contractor Steve Thompson formed this wall top using Butterfield Cut Stone Formliners to imitate the texture of the natural stone below while also providing an even, smoother surface that will better meet the resident’s needs. Imagine the possibilities! Not only do we carrying vertical overlay and stone formliner stamps, we carry a full line of color mixes and can offer you advice about which products will best create the effect you’re dreaming of.

With a combination of different textures across horizontal and vertical surfaces, you can take your indoor or outdoor space from dull and plain to a true work of art that will stand the test of time, whether it’s an outdoor kitchen or living space, decorative concrete columns and exterior work on your home or business, or hardscaping around your pool or back yard that go beyond the utilitarian to really wow friends and family.

To find out more about how you can create a similarly stunning space, Find out more about making this happen at your home by calling us at (256) 858-0400.