Concrete Finishes and Textures
Textured concrete finishes range from simple and affordable to elaborate and expensive. Some are easy to create, while others require special skills.
Stamped concrete, commonly referred to as textured or imprinted concrete, is a concrete finish that can resemble brick, slate, flagstone, tile, and even wood. Colour hardener is a popular way of coloring concrete that accentuates the stamped pattern.
An exposed-aggregate surface is obtained by placing concrete and then removing the top layer of cement paste to uncover coarse aggregate. The most popular aggregates are richly colored natural stones such as basalt, granite, quartz, or limestone. But you can also use materials such as recycled colored glass, seashells, and other exciting objects seeded into the surface of the concrete.
Float and trowel finishes
Patterns can be made on the concrete, such as swirls or different sized arcs. The texture created can be coarse, medium, or smooth, depending on the tool used to make the pattern. Wood floats create rougher textures. Aluminum floats or steel trowels create medium or smooth finishes.
Broom finishes can be light or coarse, depending on the bristles of the broom you choose. This is not a fancy finish, but it provides a non-slip surface essential for safety around swimming pools.
While this list does not cover all the options you have, it gives you an idea of what Archaic Concrete Solutions has to offer you. If you have any questions, please contact us. We are here for you!