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EXPOSED AGGREGATE CONCRETE
With an exposed aggregate finish, you can achieve spectacular effects at a reasonable cost because few additional materials (other than the decorative aggregate) and tools (beyond basic finishing tools) are required. Here are some other notable advantages of exposed aggregate finishes.
REGULAR BROOM FINISH
Concrete finishers have been broom finishing their surfaces for about as long as there has been concrete. Typically decorative concrete surfaces are not broom finished, although dyes and stains can be applied very successfully to broomed finishes. Even stamped finishes can be broomed, although that’s a bit difficult-impossible if you are using a powdered release agent. There are better ways to make stamped surfaces slip-resistant, which we will get into later.
Concrete slabs under buildings have a smooth finish, although and must of garages and basements slabs get this type of finish in the garage. Brushed-finish concrete is primarily for driveways, patios, and pathways — in other words, for outdoor purposes. Because many people consider the smooth surface more attractive, outdoor surfaces generally have a smooth finish as well. A brushed pattern can be both attractive and practical.
DECORATIVE STAMPED CONCRETE
Thanks to the design versatility of concrete, your patio will never look just like your neighbor’s. And with recent advances in coloring techniques and stamping tools, patios made of poured-in-place concrete are more versatile than ever before. Concrete is easily formed into any shape, allowing you to accommodate backyard space restrictions or incorporate attractive curves. With the use of stains and other coloring methods, you can also achieve just about any hue imaginable, whether you want to match the stone facade of your house or blend in with the natural landscape
Like concrete stamping, contractor stenciling is completed after the concrete is poured, screed, floated and edged. Stencils are easier for workers to apply than stamping because stencils are made from disposable paper. The stencils create the mortar joints in the concrete, depending upon the look you choose, bricks, tiles or pavers. Because workers don’t need to be on the slab while creating stencils, larger areas can be completed at one time when compared with stamping concrete. Stenciled concrete works best when looking for more stable surfaces on patios to support furniture.
The swirling concrete pattern is extremely unique. It is created by inserting a spot on the surface in the form of uniform circles that overlap, Patterns can be made on the concrete such as swirls or different size arcs. The texture created can be coarse, medium or smooth depending on the tool used to impart the pattern. Wood floats create coarser textures and aluminum floats or steel trowels create medium or smooth finishes.
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