Exposed Concrete Flooring
Whether you’re building, renovating, or simply want to give your home a facelift, your choice of flooring can make or break your new space, and helps set the tone for the aesthetic of your home. Whether you are installing a new driveway or path around your home, want to update your outdoor areas, exposed concrete in Brisbane is a versatile solution that marries practicality with aesthetic.
What is exposed concrete?
Exposed concrete is a finish of concrete where the top layer has been either buffed or washed off to expose aggregate within it, such as stones and pebbles. Depending on the desired finish, the top layer can be washed off to further expose the aggregate it contains, which creates a more textured and rough surface, or the concrete can be left to set before being buffed and grinded back to create a more smooth surface.
These finishes aren’t solely for aesthetics, but also serve function within your surfaces. For driveways, having further exposed aggregate can create a highly gripping surface which is perfect to prevent cars from slipping or sliding on an angle and during wet weather. Contrastingly, for outdoor patios and spaces, a smoother surface can be more pleasant to walk and stand on.
Exposed concrete is an incredibly diverse concreting option, with endless combinations of concrete and pebbles to help you find the perfect look for your home. From dark concrete and light aggregate to light concrete with warm-toned aggregates – there is something for everyone.
Is exposed concrete in Brisbane right for you?
Exposed concrete offers a variety of benefits and is perfect for outdoor applications, making it a great option for your home.
As concrete is a highly durable material, exposed concrete is an incredibly strong flooring option, perfect for high-traffic areas. Exposed concrete is often used in driveways and paths, as it can easily withstand heavy loads, such as cars or trucks, and any damage caused by this is minimised. Moreover, exposed concrete is a very forgiving material, meaning that should any damage ever occur it will be far less obvious, making it less of an eyesore.
A huge benefit of exposed concrete is how easy it is to keep it looking great. As exposed concrete is not highly porous, it is less likely to hold onto stains or dirt like other options, such as tiles, might. Cleaning exposed concrete is easy, with power washing being a quick and simple way to give it a refresh should it ever need it. Not having significant maintenance requirements, utilising this material throughout your outdoor spaces gives you more time to focus on the things that matter.
As concrete is an affordable material, exposed concrete is a more affordable option for your outdoor applications compared to other materials such as tile or stone. With options to use minimal aggregate, exposed concrete can provide a high-end and luxurious finish, without having to break the bank. Moreover, as exposed concrete is very low maintenance, the need to purchase special cleaning supplies or pay to have it maintained professionally is mitigated, meaning you can spend your money on things you want!
With versatility and low maintenance, exposed concrete is the perfect choice for your next outdoor build or renovation. If you still can’t decide if exposed concrete is right for you, or are simply spoiled for choice with the options for your project, feel free to reach out to us. With industry professionals who can provide expert advice, Reocrete can help bring your dream home to life today.