Give Your Home or Business a Smooth, Professional Look
Honed aggregate is technically another type of exposed aggregate. Our team uses the same decorative mix in honed and exposed (washed) aggregate.
The only difference is the honed mix has to be at a higher strength to be ground down. Since the materials are the same, you will have the same huge variety of aggregate mixes that you would with exposed/washed aggregate.
The detail that sets honed aggregate apart from exposed aggregate is the fact that honed aggregate is mechanically ground down, giving the material a much smoother finish than exposed aggregate. This smooth finish tends to add a modern flair to the areas where it is used and makes your surfaces “ouch-less”, a great feature if you have children running around your home.
Where is Honed Aggregate Suitable?
Honed aggregate is a viable choice for many of the same places that exposed aggregate works. These include:
- Alfresco areas
- Surrounding pools and spas
- High traffic areas
- Indoor areas like foyers, bathrooms, or kitchens
- Kitchen counters
Note: though a structurally sound choice, many of our customers believe the smoother finish of honed aggregate is not suitable for driveways.
Need further help? Read our in-depth concrete comparison guide to discover which concrete surface is right for you.
We Can Hone Existing Aggregate
Another advantage of honed concrete is that we are often able to hone your existing exposed aggregate. The benefits of this include:
- Refreshes your current concrete surfaces
- Often removes stains which may have developed over time
- Turns old lackluster aggregate into a refined feature
- Cost effective
- Time-saving (as it requires no concrete pouring)
- Eliminates the need to remove and dispose of the old concrete
What Are the Other Advantages and Disadvantages?
The benefits of honed aggregate far outweigh the negative aspects of this type of decorative concrete.
- Surface is scratch resistant
- Very low maintenance and highly durable
- Easy to clean with just a broom and a garden hose
- Moisture resistant
- Comfortable and slip resistant
- Repairs are costly
- Initial investment may be high