There are several methods to choose from when it comes to finishing your concrete surface, and each adds its own unique style that varies between individual artisans. The proper finish can make your decorative concrete project come alive, creating a one of a kind, textured surface that blends in seamlessly with the surrounding motif.
Buddy Rhodes’ Signature Finishes are available in three basic styles:
Pressed Finish is created by casting the concrete upside down in a mold, producing a veined appearance. Pressed Finish can be tone-on-tone, with the voids created in the pressing process in-filled with a slurry paste of a matching color, or the voids can be filled in with one or more contrasting colors, creating a more mottled effect.
Hand Trowel Finish is smooth and mono-chromatic in appearance. It’s created by casting right side up in a mold, and steel-troweling to lightly burnish the surface with the cream rising to the surface of the concrete slab while it is wet.
Ground Finish is lightly ground to reveal a light sand aggregate or aggressively ground to reveal a larger marble chip aggregate, depending on the extent of the diamond pad with water ground finish.
These Signature Finishes can be utilized in a variety of both interior and exterior applications to create unique, durable and visually appealing concrete surfaces.