Coloured Concrete Hardstanding with FERROTONE
Colour addition with simple, traditional concrete finishes such as broom and
band, sponged surface, micro etch or smooth trowelled can create value added
results for a very small extra cost, with no additional skills or experience required.
Exposed Aggregate Pavement with WHISPERCAST
The next level would be to utilise our proprietary Whispercast system,
producing controlled depth exposed aggregate surfaces where the matrix
may or may not be colour tinted. There are three methods for this:
- Whispercast Rustique which involves exposing aggregate within the
standard concrete mix.
- Whispercast Seeded - by surface seeding specially selected decorative
aggregate into the surface.
- Whispercast Silkstone Toppings - a monolithic or bonded screed containing
all the ingredients for a desired finish.
Top Surface Retarders are available to reveal aggregate depth from 0.5 mm
to 6.00, depending on the texture and appearance sought.
Post Finishing with Decorative Stains:
Sienna and Sorrento decorative stains are produced for post finishing any
concrete surface. For pavements this would most often take the form of
absorption into the concrete surface by either Sienna Reactive or Sorrento
penetrating stains, which permanently colour and decorate the slab to give
a variegated, earth tone, stone like appearance. With Sorrento penetrating
stains it is also possible to incorporate vibrant colours, such as blues,
greens or bright red, which would be difficult or expensive to achieve with
pigmentation, as features or identification areas.
A Sienna Reactive Stain wash can also be used as an alternative to tinting
the concrete matrix in exposed aggregate.
In all cases application of the appropriate protective coating at modest cost is
essential for long term durability of any decorative concrete finish. COLCHEM
protective coatings offer a selection of options for this purpose. (click here