TYPE OF FINISH FLOORING

A method were specialist manual tools are used to spread, flatten and compact the concrete surface whilst it is still wet and workable, the timing of this action is critical. Our skilled team will often use this method before a power float finish using there years of experience to gauge the best timing to achieve the best results.

This method is widely used where a surface is required to have extra grip for pedestrians or vehicles or as an aide to drainage and is typically used on external areas. The brushed finish is achieved by pulling a brush over the surface of the concrete at the precise time whilst it is still wet but cured enough as to not disturb the level. The type of finish obtained will vary on the coarseness of the brush and is easy to spot due to the coarse finish on the surface.

A method where a specialist machine sits on top of the newly laid concrete surface. A Power float has high speed rotating blades that smooth and to some extent level concrete floor. This is a way of finishing the floor surface to ensure a smooth finish and to effectively polish out any imperfections, multiple passes are often used to achieve a higher degree of smoothness.

A tamped concrete finish is created by raising and lowering (tamping) a wooden beam, effectively compacting the concrete before it cures and produces a textured slightly ridged effect on the surface. Tamping requires experience and skill to ensure that the best result is achieved.

Extensively used on domestic driveways and some commercial applications. Pattern imprinted concretes or stamped concrete is a process where fresh concrete is laid on a prepared sub base and smoothed, a colour and a hardener are applied and then imprinted or stamped with a range of designs to achieve a pattern similar to block paving or flagstones it is extremely hardwearing and durable.

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