The methods to colour concrete surfaces are quite simple to implement. If the colour of the aggregates has to be visible immedialty, a Blastrac shot blasters can solve this. Once achieved, the coloured concrete will have a very long lifetime and will also keep its original characteristics.
Polished concrete is concrete that has been treated with progressively finer grinding tools. The grinding tools are progressive grits of diamond grinding cup wheels or wings and diamond polishing tools. Typically, concrete is not considered polished before 400 grit and it is normally finished to either the 800, 1500, or 3000 grit level. Stains and dyes are often applied to enhance polished concrete.
Depending on the basic colour of the concrete, the different depth you polish to, the size, texture and depth of your aggregates, you can create any result with a perfect shiny finish, giving you a similar look to marble.
Polished concrete floors are low-maintenance, as they are more durable and easier to clean than many flooring options.
Bush-hammering concrete is a process which enables you to achieve a similar effect as natural cut stone, with a concrete surface as basis.
The concrete is poured and mechanically abraded in order to give an authentic effect to outdoor areas. The bush-hammered concrete is the ideal solution for people who want to have a natural effect less smooth than the polished concrete, less rough than the brushed or blasted concrete and less decorative than the stamped concrete.
Exposing Aggregates on Concrete
This technique aims at exposing the upper surface of your concrete slab, in order to let the aggregates show up and have an irregular, very natural, stone looking surface.
The final effect varies according to the initial colour and texture of the implemented concrete.