Architectural concrete is intended to provide an enhanced appearance as well as structural performance. The concrete mix and constituents are carefully considered for the end use application.
High grade exposed finishes such as internal and external walls and columns, staircases and staircores are a common application of architectural concrete. All parties including the architect, contractor, concrete specialist and the concrete supplier need to engage in advance to carefully plan all aspects to ensure the intended results are achieved.
High grade smooth finishes are achievable with the correct placement methodology along with suitable formwork and release agents. Textured and pigmented finishes can also be provided.