WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?
Exposed aggregate is one of the oldest forms of flooring, especially for the outdoors. Crushed stone, marble, granite, and or sand are mixed with cement to complete the look. Despite being very old, the rustic, yet stylish finish is very popular in Cape Town and all over the world.
More and more people are opting for exposed aggregate for their walkways and driveways. While it isn’t limited to marble, stone, and sand, the use of tiles can also be added and a mosaic created.
BENEFITS OF EXPOSED AGGREGATE
There are many benefits to having pavers, artificial grass, and/or exposed aggregate on your property. They are strong and able to withstand high traffic areas for vehicles and walkways making them a fantastic investment.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Measuring the right amount of aggregate with concrete is very important. Sometimes when too little concrete is used, stones will loosen over time and roll out of place. This again takes technical skills and calculation by our experienced team.
Concrete can be coloured to match various colours of the property. Some people match the concrete colour to the walls of the house or the bordering fence. At Royal Paving and Artificial Turf, we have a variety of colours to choose from.
When installing exposed aggregate, it’s important that the final process seals the concrete as this will contribute to its longevity. The sealer will also prevent stains from setting in such as car oil or wine if the aggregate is indoors.
Yes, you probably can seal your own concrete; however, there are more advantages when using a skilled professional. There are also special tools and techniques involved when sealing aggregate.
The style you choose depends on the look you want to achieve. You should also consider where you want the aggregate. Ask yourself a few questions like will children be walking barefoot, is it a generally high traffic area, and is it in an indoor patio? Our skilled team can help you pick the most suitable option for your home or commercial premises.
Yes, exposed aggregate is not only beautiful but also a good investment, which will add value to your home.
WHERE CAN I USE EXPOSED AGGREGATE?
Exposed aggregate is most suitable to areas that receive high foot traffic such as walkways, parks, gardens and more. The finish is durable and lasts very long without easily perishing because of high traffic and weather changes.
TYPES OF EXPOSED AGGREGATE FINISHES
There are many types of finishes and you can have them custom-made for colour purposes. When considering colour, certain stones are added to the mix to enhance it, for example, black or red. The mixture of the aggregate will determine the result.
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