Concrete Driveway & Courtyard Texture Options

Various surface finishes and textures are available with concrete. Different applications and areas need a variety of finishing and looks. Below are the main finishes associated with concrete.

smooth concrete textureSmooth trowel finish: House, garage & workshop floor slabs, courtyard and patios. Very easy to keep clean but can be slippery when wet. Click the image to view the gallery

Bromm finishBroom Finish: Gives a soft lined surface texture for grip, (Commonly used around council foot paths and high use areas). A good non-slip low cost option. Click the image to view the gallery

Exposed aggregate concrete finishesExposed Finish: Exposed is when the surface aggregate (stone) can be seen. Gives very good traction for driveways or step inclines. With the right concrete aggregates it can make for a very attractive surface finish. Click the image to view the gallery

Acid etched concreteAcid Etched: Is a very light texture achieved by exposing the surface of concrete with a light dilution of acid. Commonly used on smooth coloured concrete areas to give a light grip. Gives a good nonslip surface for around the home. Click the image to view the acid etched gallery. Click the image to view the gallery

Concrete grinding textureConcrete Grinding: Is when the surface of the concrete is machined ground down to a super smooth finish. Thus showing the cross section of the aggregate. Can be used indoor and outdoors, looks fantastic when sealed, (hard wearing). Click the image to view the gallery

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G J Gardner recommended Nigel at “Concrete works ” to us, we were really pleased with his ideas for our pool area, and the finished job looks great. We also used him later for our driveway, and once again, we were extremely happy with the results.

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