Exposed Aggregate Concrete
Exposed aggregate designs have been in use for many years within the concrete industry. Exposing the true beauty of concrete, by removing the top layer of the cement paste, revealing the natural stone beneath; exposed aggregate can be used both on interior and exterior surfaces. Providing a pebbled look, concrete designs using exposed aggregate can vary in colour, pattern and location, and typically comes down to the home owner’s preference.
Types of Exposed Aggregate:
The most popular decorative aggregates are richly colored natural stones varying in colour from light to dark, and small to medium sized pebbles.
Advantages of using Exposed Aggregate:
- Strong surface, that is skid resistant and low maintenance
- Versatile in colour and type (small/large, round/flat, dark/light)
- Can be used in many design ideas with ease
- Excellent material for transitioning with other concrete design techniques
Exposed aggregate is very versatile in the areas it can be used, and you will find that you will see this technique used in areas such as:
- Driveways / Walkways
- Shower floors
- Pool decks
- Commercial Properties
Exposed Aggregate can be used in conjunction with other concrete techniques, such as stamped concrete, thin overlay, Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete and concrete countertops. Creating different patterns and textures, mixing the different methods of concrete installation, exposed aggregate is just as versatile, cost effective and durable as other concrete design options. Your exposed aggregate designs only limitation is your own imagination.