Whilst plain concrete is functional, adding a finish to it will not only make it look great but will often make the surface more durable and non slip. Colour hardeners are a great example of this; the application of colour hardener makes the surface 2-3 times more durable and when combined with a stipple or broom finish, results in a hard wearing, non slip finish. Stencil and stamp pattern concrete also use colour hardener along with additional products to create “Faux Brick” or Slate pattern. This is a great way to create a beautiful brick or slate finish without the head ache of moving pavers or weeds growing through the joints.
Exposed aggregate is perhaps the most popular finish due to it modern, natural appearance, ease of installation and ease of maintenance.