The term Exposed Aggregate is exactly that. We expose the stone that we make the concrete from. The result is a very hard-wearing surface (after all, stone is generally harder than concrete).
To create different finishes, we use a variety of aggregates, including quartz, granites, basalts and marble, to name a few. The colour of the concrete can be either a similar colour to your stone choice, or a contrast. Results can be stunning. Exposed aggregate concrete is used in driveways, footpaths, pool surrounds – anywhere that concrete or paving slabs are used.
Types of Exposed Aggregate finishes include:
Water Wash Finish
Ideal for driveways, pool surrounds and pathways. A cost-effective, hard-wearing surface that adds value and distinction to your home.
By sandblasting, any rough edges on the stone are removed, giving a slightly smoother surface. Sandblasting is a preferred method for vertical surfaces or extremely steep driveways.
The ultimate outdoor finish it is designed as a nonslip, highly durable semi smooth surface. It is ideally suited to pool decks, courtyards, Alfresco, pool and spa houses, outdoor kitchens and even driveways. Providing a stunning low maintenance finish. Our Pavilion finish is something you will be proud to show your family and friends.
Grinding and Polishing Finish
Remember terrazzo? Well, this is more refined. Suitable for internal floors and outdoor covered areas. Using our Extreme Finish, installed by MPM Extreme Floors the concrete surface is ground and then finally buffed to give you a mirror-like finish. At the end of the grinding process, the concrete surface is extremely hard and does not require sealing. Whether used as a feature, or for the whole floor in your new home; it’s simply stunning.