EXPOSED AGGREGATE AND COLOURED CONCRETE
Exposed Aggregate Concrete Driveway
Exposed aggregate is one of the lowest maintenance concrete finishes you can choose in Brisbane. When your typical concrete surface is poured, it’s usually smoothed off. Exposed aggregate involves exposing the concrete mixture and adding stone and pebbles to the mix in order to provide a more attractive and durable surface. Adding aggregate helps with creating a grip for passing vehicles and is the perfect choice for outdoor areas or driveways. This option allows you to choose the finish you end up with (by choosing what type, grade and size of stones you would like and the amount of exposure you would like in your cement). It can even be polished to create a different look in the future.
Aggregate Coloured Concrete Driveways
Coloured concrete is concrete to which pigments have been added, creating a completely natural-looking finish. Finished with an optional high-quality sealer, you’ll enjoy a driveway or patio that is natural-looking, hardwearing and beautiful, giving you the look and feel of stone with the convenience of concrete. With a limitless variety of shades to choose from, you can customise the end result to look earthy, industrial, modern or anything in between. As the pigments and concrete are UV resistant and we use sealers as a finishing touch, you can expect your coloured concrete floor to keep attracting compliments for years to come – provided you look after it and allow our team to help you to maintain it.
Not sure which option is best for your home? Then contact us today for advice.
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The Advantages Of Installing Exposed Aggregate Concrete
Many modern new homes throughout Brisbane have used exposed aggregate for their new driveway. It’s a popular choice for many home and business owners building patios, pool areas, and outdoor entertainment spaces. The reason why it’s commonly used is that it’s durable, unaffected by weather conditions, and can withstand the weight of the heaviest vehicles. It’s also an attractive addition to your home because it will always look unique compared to other surfaces. Because exposed aggregate concrete can’t be mass-produced, you won’t find two patios or driveways that look the same, even if both have used exposed concrete!
There are pros and cons to everything, and that includes using exposed aggregate concreting in the outdoor areas of your home or business.
Here are the advantages of using this material:
It’s Easy To Maintain and cost effective
Exposed aggregate concrete is the hardest wearing concrete material available, with the lowest maintenance required. All you need to do to clean it would be to hire a team of professionals from Decorative Concrete SEQ to high-pressure water blast the area. The pressure of the water can strip years of dirt from the concrete without damaging it. After that, they can seal it to have it looking brand new again. Although it isn’t necessary to seal this type of concrete, it’s still recommended to prevent the stones from coming loose or dislodged when under pressure. The sealer also protects it from stains and black mould growth. After the exposed aggregate is sealed, all you’ll need to do is hose it down when it needs to be cleaned.
It’s Easy To Repair
Exposed aggregate concrete is unique. Each installation looks different from the last, which is why it’s so popular. However, when the time comes to repair it, you might feel like it’s difficult to recreate the original colour and texture. Fortunately, with professional assistance, you can fix holes in the concrete, matching the tone perfectly to cover damage seamlessly. Remember, it can only be repaired correctly with the help of an expert.
It Suits Every Area Of The Home
Some people want to repeat a design around their house to make it look professionally planned and designed, but assume this isn’t possible with exposed concrete. The truth is, there’s no limit to the design choices that you make. Exposed aggregate concrete can be used anywhere you wish, and it’ll always look attractive no matter where it’s been installed. However, you should think about practicality. For example, a non-slip surface around the pool area would be suitable for safety reasons while also looking good. The choice is yours, and there are no limits. As long as you utilise the expertise of a professional from Decorative Concrete SEQ, you’ll end up with something you enjoy.
When it comes to choosing the best concrete flooring and surfacing for your home, Decorative Concrete SEQ has the solution for you. We have a wide range of finishes to choose from, which are both durable and an attractive addition to your home. If you’re interested in installing aggregate concrete driveways or flooring in or around your home, contact us today.