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