Concrete - Recommended Finishes

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Concrete Surface Preparation

The final surface finish of concrete should be based on its intended purpose. For uncovered surfaces that could potentially become a slip hazard once wet, adding a bit of texture for added grip may be required. StructX has provided a basic guide to matching surface type to purpose as well as commonly encountered methods for achieving them.

Concrete - Reccomended Finishes based on Purpose

Concrete - Reccomended Finishes based on Purpose

Additional Resources

  1. ACI Committee 211. Standard Practice for Selecting Proportions for Normal, Heavyweight and Mass Concrete. USA. 2002. Print.
  2. Canberra Diamond Blade Suppliers. (2018). Concrete basics. Retrieved from
  3. Cement Concrete & Aggregates. Concrete Basics: A Guide to Concrete Practice. Australia. Print and Published in "CCAA website".
  4. Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings. Surface Preparation of Concrete Substrates. Pittsburg, PA. 2011. JPCL eBook.
  5. Rahman, F.U. (2019). 9 types of concrete finishing equipment. The Constructor Civil Engineering [blog article]. Retrieved from