Ideal for Factory,
Warehouse & Showroom Floors
Even though decorative concrete is our name and our specialty, plain concrete is often the best choice for a customer who wants a strong, clean, and simple surface.
This makes it ideal for commercial applications such as warehouses, showrooms, factories and more. Plus, it can also be used for a range of residential applications, particularly with the popularity of concrete in today’s house designs.
Standard grey concrete has some benefits that make it a good choice for many projects. However, it has a few drawbacks as well.
- Plain concrete is economical and has a long-life span
- Rarely rots, corrodes, or decays
- A fire-safe building material that tolerates high temperatures
- It is impervious to water, wind, insects, and rodents
- Moulds or casts into nearly any shape
- It’s not a decorative concrete, and therefore mainly used for footings, slabs and basic driveways
- Cracks can occur over a long time period, although these are rare
For decades, coloured concrete served as the cornerstone of the decorative concrete industry. With advances in colouring and cutting-edge techniques, we can take a standard product and turn it into a dynamic way to make a statement at your home or office.
Coloured concrete has the same properties as the standard grey concrete (it’s the base for coloured concrete). By working with various techniques in stamping, moulding, and blending of colours, a drive, path, or floor made of coloured concrete can have as big of an impact as other types of decorative concrete. Because it is durable and cost effective, coloured concrete is a good material for surfacing projects.
The benefits and downsides of coloured concrete are much the same as those of standard grey concrete. The biggest difference is potential issues with the concrete colour. Proper care needs to be taken to cure the concrete to achieve a lasting colour. While coloured concrete is not prone to colour fading, there is the possibility of colour changing without proper maintenance.