AN ALTERNATIVE TO TRADITIONAL CONCRETE FINISHES
Decorative concrete is an alternative to standard concrete finishes; it’s a unique way of enhancing your driveway, outdoor pool area.
Our decorative concrete paving systems are formulated to achieve excellent performance and durability. Drive on, walk on but most of all look good, and are superb value for money.
Concrete Staining Treatments
The appeal of polished concrete combined with the beauty and unique look produced by stain treatments result in individual flooring options for a personalised floor solution.
Stains for concrete come in two general categories:
- Acid-based chemical stains
- Water-based acrylics
Most acid stains are a mixture of water, hydrochloric acid and acid-soluble metallic salts. They work by penetrating the surface and reacting chemically with the hydrated lime (calcium hydroxide) in the concrete. The acid in the stain lightly etches the surface, allowing the metallic salts to penetrate more easily. Once the stain reacts, it becomes a permanent part of the concrete and won’t fade, chip off or peel away.
The colours for acid-etch staining is generally limited to earthy tones, such as tans, browns, terra cottas and soft blue-greens.
If you want to go beyond the subtle drama and subdued earth-toned colours of acid staining, consider using water-based stains, which come in a much broader spectrum of colours. Our manufacturer offer dozens of standard colours, including black and white and even metallic tints. Also the water based stains give a more consistent look compared to the acid based because of its reaction made with the hydrated lime in the concrete.
We have applied Decorative Concrete finishings to a wide range of projects. View our gallery below to see some of our recent projects. If you’re interested in polished concrete for your home, garage, office or workshop, contact us!
CUSTOM CONCRETE FINISHINGS
At Custom Crete Australia we provide concrete flooring
solutions for residential, commercial and industrial clients.
Our wide range of concrete finishings include polished concrete, concrete staining, decorative concrete, epoxy and polyurethane coatings as well as spray on coatings, concrete resealing, concrete preparation, concrete restoration, trip hazard removal, adhesive removal, high pressure cleaning and custom concrete designs.
CUSTOM CONCRETE QUOTES
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