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Textured concrete finishes are going to be the least expensive of the decorative concrete ideas listed here. The reason is because all these finishes are done by the concrete finisher, or maybe one or two extra finishers on the crew. They require no added materials to produce (except for several bags of salt in the rock salt finish application).

The Concrete Impressionist
Brooklyn, NY

The Concrete Impressionist in New York City, NY

Stamped Concrete

Stamped concrete, commonly referred to as textured or imprinted concrete, is concrete that is designed to resemble brick, slate, flagstone, stone, tile and even wood.

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Artisticrete, LLC
Noblesville, IN

ArtistiCrete LLC in Noblesville, IN

Stenciling concrete

Stenciling concrete can be a great alternative to decorative stamping while permitting similar design flexibility.

JTI Concrete
Parma Heights, OH

JTI Concrete in Parma Heights, OH

Float and Trowel Finishes

Patterns can be made on the concrete, such as swirls, or different size arcs. The texture created can be coarse, medium, or smooth depending on the tool used to impart the pattern. Wood floats create coarser textures. Aluminum floats or steel trowels create medium or smooth finishes.

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Broom Finishes

Broom finishes can be light broom or coarse depending on the bristles of the broom you choose. This is not a fancy finish but provides a non-slip surface.

Lasting Impressions in Concrete
Petaluma, CA

Lasting Impressions in Concrete in Petaluma, CA

Rock Salt Finishes

Water softener salt crystals 1/8" to 3/8" in size are broadcast onto the fresh concrete. A roller is then used to press the salt crystals into the concrete. The surface is later washed, dissolving the salt and leaving small holes. Read more about rock salt finishes.

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