Different concrete finishes like trowel, broom, stamped, and exposed aggregate are available for your concrete project. One of the major benefits of concrete is its versatility. Using concrete for your patio, sidewalk, walkway, driveway, or garage pad gives you the option to choose your favourite finish. You can choose something simple and classic like a trowel finish or make a more stylistic choice like exposed aggregate. Other finishes are broom and stamped concrete.

Trowel Finish

The trowel finish is one of the most popular finishes for concrete. It is also one of the most common finishes for major applications. Once the concrete is poured and leveled out, a trowel is used to smooth over the surface. Sudbury Concrete Contractors use both hand trowels and mechanical trowels to get the smoothest result!

Concrete Trowel Finish

Broom Finish

The broom finish is another commonly used concrete finish. This finish is achieved by dragging a broom over the levelled, troweled concrete before it cures. The broom creates a rougher textured look with small ridges and provides more traction than a trowel finish.

Concrete Broom Finish

Stamped Concrete

Stamping is a very popular way to achieve the look of brick, slate, or stones with the durability of concrete. The concrete is poured and levelled and a patterned stamp is pressed into the surface before curing. Stamped concrete is an innovation that has brought beautiful stylistic options into the world of concrete. With stamped concrete you can achieve a higher-end look for your patio, walkway, or driveway without the cost of more expensive, less durable materials. You will also save money on the installation as it takes less time to stamp concrete than it does to lay brick, tiles, or stones. Maintenance is also easier as you won’t have weeds growing through any cracks. As well, concrete is not as prone to heaving as other materials. The versatility with stamped concrete is endless! Select the pattern and colour that suits you best!

Stamped Concrete Finish
A stamp pressed into concrete before curing created a beautiful finish that mimics laid stone.

Exposed Aggregate

Exposed Aggregate is a versatile and beautiful finish. This finish is achieved by mixing gravel and sand into the concrete and then polishing the top of partially cured concrete. The process of polishing strips off the top layer of the concrete exposing the pattern of gravel right beneath the surface of the concrete. There is even the option to mix artificial elements into the the concrete with the gravel to create a colourful, polished mosaic. There are so many ways to customize your exposed aggregate concrete finish that you can be sure you’ll achieve the look you want!

Exposed Aggregate Concrete Finish

Sudbury Concrete Contractors Are Your Best Choice!

Sudbury Concrete Contractors here in Sudbury are your absolute best choice for any of your concrete needs. We bring our expertise, craftsmanship and professionalism to every project we do. Our customers are the most important part of our business so quality and customer service are our highest priorities!

If you have a project in mind please call us at 705-996-4931 or email us at info@sudburyconcretecontractor.ca to get your FREE quote. We look forward to chatting with you about your concrete needs!