Concrete Patios: The #1 Area for Entertaining this Summer

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Based on website search trends, outdoor patios are no doubt the most popular at-home entertainment area this summer. explores the benefits of concrete, and offers design tips, photos and more to create an inviting patio area.

Concrete patios are great for outdoor entertaining. Photo: Finishing Edge Inc

Versatile and inviting, concrete patios are the number one area for at-home entertaining this summer. Search trends on show that homeowners are more interested in exploring concrete options for patios, then any other living area. The site offers a wealth of information covering patio design tips, popular finishes, advantages of concrete and much more.

Homeowners, tired of being cooped up indoors, are increasingly looking for ways to extend their indoor living areas outside. A concrete patio offers a perfect solution, along with a host of advantages. From design versatility to durability, concrete patios create an outdoor living space that connects interior living areas and décor with the outdoors.

Furthermore, a host of available decorative concrete finishing options make patios an easy fit onto any property. Offering a blank, grey slate, surfaces can be customized with concrete stamps and coloring options to mimic natural stone patterns, along with many other decorative techniques.

For more information concrete options and design ideas for patios, visit

Established in 1999, The Concrete Network’s purpose is to educate consumers, builders, and contractors on popular decorative techniques and applications. These include stamped concrete, stained concrete floors, concrete countertops, polished concrete, and much more. Over 11 million people visited in 2009 to research, get ideas and to find a contractor.

The site excels at connecting buyers with local concrete contractors in their area through its Find a Contractor service. The service provides visitors with a list of decorative concrete contractors throughout the U.S. and Canada, and is fully searchable by more than 20 types of decorative concrete work in over 200 regional areas throughout North America.

Article photo courtesy of Finishing Edge Inc in Zionsville, PA. Attached photo courtesy of Concrete Mystique Engraving in Nashville, TN.


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