Benefits of salt finish concrete
Written: October 09, 2019
Salt finish concrete is a unique type of textured concrete that is used to add interest to plain floor. A salt finish is created by applying salt particles to wet concrete with a roller. Once the concrete sets, the salt is washed away to reveal a nice speckled texture. Salt finish concrete is a great option for outdoor residential and commercial spaces, particularly in places with warm weather. Here's why you should consider installing this custom concrete option on your property.
Distinctive and stylish
Salt finish concrete is a very nice way to add some detail to your floor. It is subtle but looks very unique and more luxurious than plain concrete. You can also add scoring and other concrete details to give it an even more interesting look. On top of that, salt finish concrete can also be used with colored concrete.
Custom concrete options can get expensive at times, but this isn't the case with salt finish concrete. Since it isn't difficult to install and there aren't many extra materials involved, costs can be kept very low. It is very affordable, and it's great for anyone on a budget who still wants to add detail to their floor. Salt finish concrete can often go for as little as $1 per square foot, making it a long lasting and durable option you are sure to love for years to come.
Salt finish concrete is particularly flexible in terms of design. Although it is appealing alone, it can be easily combined with colored concrete and decorative finishes to add more a more contrasted and unique look. This option is most commonly used by home and business owners; by the pool, in the garden or for an outdoor patio. Salt finish concrete can also be used for borders, panels or patterned to create a statement piece unique to you.
Easy to install
Salt finish concrete is a very efficient project, so if you don't have much time to install a new floor, this is a potentially great option. In fact, it's such an efficient project that many people DIY it in residential spaces. If you need to install a large amount of flooring and are worried about a time crunch, this is a great option. Although there is little technique required to install this flooring option, it also might be a good idea to call in the professionals for help to ensure your floor is done properly in a timely manner.
When installing your salt finish concrete, make sure to apply a sealant to make the concrete waterproof. This will help it last longer and protect it against damage. While salt finish concrete does best in warm climates, a good sealant makes it more appropriate for any climate. Custom Concrete Creations serves both commercial and industrial spaces and offers completely custom designs to help you achieve your desired look. If you're looking to install a new floor in your space, give us a call today.