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Decorative Concrete: A Beautifully Affordable Design Option

The first image that comes to mind for most when concrete is brought up as a flooring option is a gray, dull slab. With today’s materials and techniques, however, concrete can offer a unique, sophisticated look with many advantages over other flooring options. The days of drab slab for homes and businesses are over!

Decorative concrete is an encompassing term for a variety of techniques that can transform the look of standard poured concrete. Some of these techniques including staining, polishing, stamping, and epoxy coating that can be used to give a concrete surface a faux finish that closely mimics stone, terrazzo, slate, brick, or most any design that can be conceived. Unlike the materials the stamped concrete floor simulate, decorative concrete is affordable, delivering the look without the hefty price tag.

Decorative concrete is a superb choice for both interior and exterior applications. In addition to its affordable beauty, it is extremely durable and easy to maintain. Decorative concrete is increasingly becoming the material of choice by interior designers for use in homes and businesses due to its versatility with limitless color and design options. It is an ideal choice of flooring for kitchens and bathrooms offering the distinctive look of stone or tile with the advantages of resisting staining and never needing to be re-grouted. It also meets the requirements of green building, as an environmentally safe and healthy choice over non-renewable resources and materials that emit toxic gasses.

Popular exterior uses for decorative concrete include patios, walkways, and driveways that enhance the “curb appeal” and value of a home. Many choose a brick or natural stone design for an elegant, welcoming look that can be customized to blend in with any setting or decor. The solid slab of concrete is much easier to maintain than other natural materials by preventing uneven settling that can occur with pieces of natural stone or pavers and prevents the growth of weeds that will come up in the cracks between them. All it requires to keep it looking as good as the day it was installed is regular cleaning and re-sealing every year or two, depending on the usage and climate.

Decorative concrete techniques offer more options than ever for home and business owners who are seeking an upscale, customized look with the affordability, durability, and maintenance ease of concrete. Installed by a skilled professional, an investment in stamped concrete is one that will provide many years of beauty and an increase in property value.

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  1. What is a good and affordable graphic design school in MN?
    I want to go to school for graphic design im MN but i want to know if there are any good and affordable schools.

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  6. For the following schools, I am not aware of how good they are but they are all in MN and have majors in graphic design:

    Dakota County Tech College in Rosemount, MN
    – In-State Tuition: $4,330
    – Out-State Tuition: $8,600

    Southwest Minnesota State Univ. in Marshall, MN
    – In-State Tuition: $5,780
    – Out-State Tuition: $5,780

    U of Minnesota Twin Cities in Minneapolis, MN
    – In-State Tuition: $8,500
    – Out-State Tuition: $12,500

    Dunwoody College of Tech in Minneapolis, MN
    – In-State Tuition: $14,708
    – Out-State Tuition: $14,708

    Art Inst Intl Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN
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    – In-State Tuition: $21,552
    – Out-State Tuition: $21,552

    Northwestern Coll in St. Paul, MN
    – In-State Tuition: $22,250
    – Out-State Tuition: $22,250

    Saint Mary’s Univ of Minnesota in Winona, MN
    – In-State Tuition: $23,670
    – Out-State Tuition: $23,670

    Concordia Coll in Moorhead, MN
    – In-State Tuition: $23,925
    – Out-State Tuition: $23,925

    Minneapolis Coll of Art & Design in Minneapolis, MN
    – In-State Tuition: $28,200
    – Out-State Tuition: $28,200

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