Industry Information

Will my concrete crack?

One of the most common questions asked when it comes to decorative concrete finishes is “Will it crack?”. The simple answer is yes,  hairline cracking is normal and should be expected. Having said this it is not always the case with Cracked Concrete. There are different types of cracks and to varying degrees and due to varying factors. Understanding these factors and taking certain measures or precautions in both the planning and execution phases, the risk of cracking can be reduced. Continue reading

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Decorative concrete floor maintenance

Decorative concrete floor maintenance is an important factor when choosing a floor covering. No flooring material is truly maintenance free, and the same holds true for decorative concrete. Concrete floors are relatively easy to care for when compared with other types of flooring (especially carpet), however, they do require regular attention. Continue reading

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Choosing the most suitable floor finish for a new build or renovation can be a tough one considering all the options available as well as the associated pros and cons of each. Coloured concrete floors used to be synonymous with a  “cold” or industrial” feel, however, due to its versatility as well as advances in the industry, concrete and cement based coatings can be used to create warm, inviting and elegant spaces.Continue reading

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Decorative Concrete – What should I know?

The purpose of this guideline is to highlight the characteristics of decorative concrete and to avoid disappointment due to unrealistic expectations. All information should be considered, regardless of concrete supply company, plant location or installer or contractor used. This would include Coloured concrete, exposed aggregate, stamped concrete, honed concrete.Continue reading

Cleaning & Maintenance

Why does concrete need to be acid washed?

The acid washing of concrete is a requirement after the concrete has cured sufficiently, in order to remove surface efflorescence and to open the pores before sealing. This will help the sealer to penetrate and result in a superior bond between the sealer and the surface. Floors that are acid washed before sealing will have greater colour enhancement and will appear darker than floors that have not been acid washed.Continue reading