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  • Steel Salt Roller.
  • Artcrete Texture Roller.
  • Lithotex Pavecrafter Salt Embossing Skin.
  • The picture shows how the finished concrete looks when this tool is used.

A rock salt finish is one of the easiest and least labor-intensive decorative surfaces to produce. But the technique still requires scattering and rolling in the salt, and then washing it off later. The following tools speed up the process by eliminating two of these steps-salt application and washing. They also tend to produce more consistent pattern effects.


What it is: A paint-like roller with randomly spaced nubs that create salt-sized indentations in the concrete surface.

Where to get it: Get a roller with interchangeable texture sleeves available in a variety of different patterns. Here is a rock salt finish roller sleeve from Butterfield Color.


What it is: A polyurethane texturing skin with a rock salt pattern.

Where to get it: Deco-Crete Supply offers a rock salt skin in three different dimensions to accommodate various slab sizes. It's used just like any other pattern stamp or skin, and requires the application of a release agent to prevent sticking to the wet concrete.

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