One of the best ways to add texture, pattern and color to your concrete slabs is by using stencil. When all is said and done, the concrete looks like stone or brick and generally has a grout line in contrasting colors. It is also possible to add edges that have contrasting patterns or colors, or those that match. Some people prefer plain edges though. It is possible to add stenciled concrete to irregular spaces and steps. You can personalize the stenciling so that it is in the forms of monograms, your company logo or any other special design that you are thinking of.
The stenciling is done when the concrete is being poured, and once the job is done, the contractor applies a coating that protects the end product from stains and dirt. In addition, this makes the topping a lot stronger. If the surface needs extra traction, then anti-slip or rough broomed finishing can be applied. In order to take care of your stenciled concrete floor all you need to do is hose it down and use a good concrete cleaner. A broom, preferably a stiff one, will do a great job of scrubbing it and removing any dirt marks on it.