Textured Concrete Specialists
Like the look of brick or natural stone but looking for a solution that’s more affordable and easier to maintain? Textured concrete could be the answer.
It’s one of the most common types of concrete and a popular choice for driveways in Melbourne and across Australia. When installed properly by experienced concreters, it can give the appearance of brick, stone, or even wood.
The expert team at Concept Concrete is experienced at delivering various types of concrete services including textured concrete for domestic and commercial projects. We’re ready to help you install the concrete surface of your choice.
For a fast, free quote, call us on 1300 366 343 or simply complete our online form today!
What is textured concrete?
Texture concrete is very decorative, but it can also serve a functional goal. It’s formed when a trained concreter lays a pattern into the wet concrete mixture. One of its major attractions is that it’s so unique, making it one of the best ways to get your driveway, patio, or pool deck to stand out.
In fact, it can create an even more unique look than a finish like stamped concrete. While similar, its look is less uniform than that of stamped concrete and, instead of ending with several individual blocks, the result is one big unit that offers more customization options.
Types of textured concrete
There are several different types of textured concrete to match your budget and personal preferences. Some of the most popular types include:
For soothing swirls, you can opt for a trowel finish. It creates a look of repeating crescents and, depending on the tool used, the texture can be smooth, medium, or coarse. It’s simple, practical, and, of course, beautiful to look at.
If you prefer lines over swirls, the broom finish will sweep you off your feet. Depending on the type of bristles used, it can create light or coarse textured lines across the concrete surface.
Rock salt finish
By applying water softener salt crystals, a concrete surface with small holes is created. It’s a great option if you like a weathered look.
What benefits does textured concrete offer?
Concrete is known for its durability and textured concrete is no different. It’s one of the most long-lasting surfaces, whether it’s used for indoor or outdoor settings. Your textured concrete surface will withstand many potential threats with proper maintenance.
You can use textured concrete to mimic other expensive material like slate, stone, or wood. To give you a rough idea, slate, for instance, will easily cost you at least double.
How much does textured concrete cost in Melbourne?
For a concrete surface that has a textured surface, you can expect to pay anything between $65 to $150 per square meter. However, be ready to pay closer to $120 per square meter. While it’s more expensive than plain concrete and polished concrete, it’s in line with the cost of exposed aggregate and other decorative types of concrete which can set you back between $100 and $150 per square meter.
How to choose a concrete company in Melbourne?
What makes textured concrete such a popular choice is its visual appeal. Otherwise, you might have just as well settled for a plain concrete surface that offers the same durability. So, you’ll want to make sure that you take the time to screen different contractors to find one that has completed similar projects before and delivered beautiful results.
To help you with the vetting process, there are several questions that you can ask. First, and foremost, you should find out about how much experience they have behind their name. More specifically, you want to find out how many years of experience they have working with textured concrete.
Customer references are another key consideration. Needless to say, if the concrete installer has been in business for a number of years already, they should have a couple of references to show for their hard work and professionalism. While you can do a quick search online, it’s also recommended that you ask potential contractors for a portfolio that showcases past projects as well as a list of testimonials.
In addition to experience and customer references, here are examples of other important questions that you can ask to find the most suitable concrete contractor in Melbourne:
- Are you licensed and insured to complete the work?
- Do you offer any guarantees or warranties?
- How often do you complete textured concreting?
- Which similar projects have you completed?
- Do I need any permits or permissions? If so, do I need to apply for it or will the company?
- How much time will you need to complete this project from start to finish?
- How does the process work?
- How long will I need to stay off the surface?
- Do you offer any services to clean and/or help maintain texture concrete?
- Who will be responsible for cleaning up the site after the project has been completed?
- How many workers are part of your team?
- Which safety protocols do you follow?
- Do you require a deposit?
Hire Concept Concrete to add texture to plain concrete
With the right finish and skills, concrete surfaces can be as beautiful as they are durable. One popular route in Melbourne and across Australia is to opt for textured concrete. From flowing circular motions to dramatic lines, there are various ways in which you can let your concrete floors come to life and stand out.
The Concept Concrete team in Melbourne is simply an email or phone call away. For all things concrete, including textured concrete, you can count on us. Not only do we boast experience and relevant training, but we also take great pride in our services. With the help of modern products that are functional and sustainable, we can transform virtually any surface.
Our work and professionalism have gained us an excellent reputation as one of the top concrete companies in Melbourne and surrounding areas. To back up our reputation, we’re also a registered building practitioner and offer a warranty of up to 78 months on structure for complete peace of mind.
Let us improve the feel and appearance of your concrete surfaces by adding an attractive tactile quality. Call us on 1300 366 343 to find more about all of our services or request a free quote online today.