Coloured Concrete Specialists

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A large selection for any taste, Counties Ready Mix has the largest selection available in New Zealand. Strong, durable, hard-wearing coloured concrete solutions.

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For a perfect finish

Coloured concrete's a popular choice for entertaining and pavement areas as well as internal floors. With the large range of colours available, we can help you select a product to compliment your indoor or outdoor area.

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About the process

Coloured concrete is achieved by adding “oxides” to the concrete. These “oxides” are typically dosed either by kg/m3 or as a percentage of the cement content of the mix. They are added at the time of mixing your concrete, colouring the entire batch of concrete.

Always Remember

As with any concrete project the same basic principals apply which are;

  • well compacted base course (dampened prior to placement)
  • well positioned reinforcement (if mesh is used)
  • sensible concrete thickness (we recommend 100mm min. for residential works)
  • consistent water curing as soon as possible
  • well positioned joints (tooled joints may be required at high risk areas)
  • saw cutting as soon as is practical.

Cutting, acid washing & sealing

Saw cutting into squares of 1.0-1.6m greatly enhances the appearance of coloured concrete pavements, acid washing will remove the fine cement slurry from the surface of the concrete providing a fine “sandpaper” textured finish providing more grip but will also darken the concrete colour so take this into account when choosing your colour. Sealing the surface of your new exposed aggregate concrete will prevent staining and will enhance the natural beauty of the aggregate by giving it that “wet look” appearance.