Coloured concrete in Perth

Coloured Concrete is a flexible and unique concrete application, suitable for indoor & outdoor living spaces such as alfresco areas, driveways, pool surrounds, internal residential and commercial flooring.

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Everything you need to know about coloured concrete.

The many options available provide home builders and commercial property owners the chance to brighten up their spaces with designs and colours that are unique and compliment their style.

Standard concrete is the most widely used and practical flooring and building material available, but did you know that you don’t have to settle for the boring, standard greys anymore? There are hundreds of brilliant shades available, ranging from off whites to vibrant reds and so much more!

Coloured concrete is a fairly simple process with quite a few ways in which pigment can be added to the concrete to give it the desired look which includes:

  1. Integral Colouring – The first and most popular method is to pre-mix iron oxides, which are what create the colour in the concrete, into the mix so that the colour is evenly distributed. The mixing will typically be done off-site at a batching plant so that when it is delivered to the project, the colour is perfectly dispersed and ready to be poured.

  2. Shake on Colours – create coloured concrete is to dust what is known as a colour hardener on top of your standard concrete application while it is still wet. Since this product is only placed on the surface of the concrete, it is not able to be ground or polished.

  3. Water-based Dyes – For those who are looking to create vibrant designs and patterns in their flooring, water-based concrete dyes are perfect. The colours can be easily mixed and matched during this process and are easy to apply. When hardened, densified and polished the result is a stunning application.

 

No matter which method you choose for your concrete application, the results will always end with an application that is tailored to your project and style.

Popular applications for coloured concrete.

There are plenty of spaces that will benefit from the addition of a coloured concrete application. The following tend to be the most popular projects that it is used on:

Pathways

Using coloured pathways to continue your other outdoor spaces with either a matching or complimentary tone creates a flowing look and feel around your home.

Internal flooring

The use of concrete for internal floors is becoming a popular choice for new home builders and renovators because it is considered a more sustainable flooring solution and low maintenance. For those who have allergen problems or pets, a coloured concrete slab in the home is great for reducing dust and extremely easy to clean.

Commercial spaces

A beautifully designed coloured concrete floor makes any office space or shopping centre stand out. The endless options to creating a unique design that is unique to your company or space can add to the appeal and give your customers a visually stunning experience.

Benefits of installing a coloured concrete floor.

Unique

With coloured concrete, you can design a product that will stand out and represent your personality and style. Whether you select a crazy colour, choose to add a design, or stamp into your concrete application, you can truly have fully creative control.

Strong and durable

Just like other decorative concretes, coloured concrete is just as long-lasting and hardwearing. With the right care and maintenance, your application will be sure to last a lifetime.

Affordable

Coloured concrete is a very affordable option for those who are looking for a decorative concrete look, without the price tag. Though slightly more expensive than traditional cement to purchase initially, installation costs are the same since the concrete arrives on site ready to be poured.

Easy to clean

Maintaining your coloured concrete floor is a simple process that doesn’t take much time, and keeps them looking great and lasting for a lifetime. Depending on what type of finish you have, your concrete floor may need the occasional spray with a pressure washer, or if polished dust and mop on occasion.

Once you have decided to install coloured concrete for your home or commercial project, it’s important that you make the right choice when it comes to the actual colour of the product.

 The following tips and tricks will help you in selecting the perfect colour to compliment your project:

Speak to a professional

Always get in touch with a professional who knows what they’re doing, like the team at Terrastone Architectural concrete. We are well rehearsed in the colours available, cost, and any other questions or queries you may have about your new installation.

Have a look in person

Most concrete companies will have a showroom set up so that you can go and see swatches of the products in person. Taking the time to see these products in person, rather than seeing them on a computer screen or in a catalogue will give you a much clearer idea of what the colour looks like. Visit one of our display centres.

Consider the colour's longevity.

Make sure that the colour you choose for your application is one that you are prepared to have for a long time.

Are you applying a polish or sealant? 

Make sure they won’t affect the final colour: some concrete finishes can slightly alter the finished concrete colour. Speak with your project manager so that you can make adjustments to your finish if necessary.