Traditional Patio Floor
A patio floor painted to look like slate can be very realistic looking. Slate is a natural stone that is often used in the construction of patio flooring, so it is a good choice. The colors need to be matched perfectly to achieve an authentic looking end product. To ensure picking out the correct colors for this project, you can take a piece of slate with you to the store. You will need the stencil pattern for this faux application along with the paint. You can also take a picture of what you want your finished floor to look like.This will help when choosing a pattern. A faux slate floor will add a finished rustic look to your patio.
A simulated painted brick design is another good choice when painting your patio floor. Brick is a material that is often used in the construction of patio floors, so it is a look that will fit the purpose. There are many different colors and sizes to a brick flooring design. Take a picture with you of what you want your brick to look like when you pick out the stenciling and colors to paint with this technique. Look at a real brick to see the texture and pattern that makes up the coloring. To make it as realistic as possible, take all the shades and color flecks into consideration when painting.
Terracotta tile is often used in patio floors. It is rustic looking flooring. To get this look you can get the correct stenciling and paint color by using a picture of real terracotta flooring. This is a rich, slick look for a concrete patio floor and its earthy coloring makes it a match for most decorating schemes.
An Artistic Concrete Patio Floor
A mosaic tile design is a good idea when you want to bring color to your concrete patio floor. This style of faux painting has a more detailed design and is more time consuming than the other techniques. You can use as many colors as you would like for this type of pattern. There are many designs to choose from. Patterns can be simple or elaborate. This is a floor pattern that you will need to find a picture of a design you like and to use as a template when doing your floor.
Another idea for bringing color into your floor is to paint a faux rug on the concrete. This can be a replica of any rug, but it is something that needs to be done free hand. A rag braided rug pattern brings rustic colors to your floor. It is a great pattern to stage a cozy setting on your patio. This technique does take some artistic ability. If this is something that intimidates you, try finding a local artist to hire for this job.
If you're a big sports fan paint the concrete patio floor a solid color and then paint huge sports logos of your favorite teams on top of this.