Benefits of Using External Concrete Finish

By Published On: May 8th, 2023
External photo of patio with external concrete

Polished concrete for inside and outdoor settings

If you’re looking for a durable and stylish way to update your garden or patio, external concrete finishes may be just what you need. These finishes offer a range of benefits, from their versatility to their ability to withstand harsh weather conditions. Read on to learn more about why an external concrete finish can be a great choice for your outdoor space.

Consider the style and aesthetic of your home

When choosing an external concrete finish for your outdoor space, it’s important to consider the style and aesthetic of your home. You want to choose a concrete that complements the overall look and feel of your property. For example, if you have a modern home with clean lines and minimalist design, a polished concrete finish may be a great choice. Many homeowners who have decided to have polished concrete in the interior of their home choose to continue the concrete from their kitchen area through to the patio area giving the illusion of continuation of the floor from inside to outdoors.

Photo of rear garden with external finished concrete

Durability and Longevity

One of the biggest benefits of using external concrete finishes for your outdoor space is their durability and longevity. Concrete is a strong and sturdy material that can withstand harsh weather conditions, heavy foot traffic, and other outdoor elements. With proper installation and maintenance, external concrete finishes can last for many years without needing to be replaced. This makes them a cost-effective choice for homeowners who want to invest in their outdoor space for the long-term. An external finish is where the concrete is ground to expose the aggregate, not polished so left with a rough to touch surface. This is ideal for external areas and gives high slip resistance in wet conditions.

Low Maintenance

One of the biggest advantages of using external concrete finishes for your outdoor space is their low maintenance and high durability. Unlike other materials like wood or brick, concrete is resistant to weathering, fading, and cracking, making it a long-lasting option for your garden or patio. Additionally, concrete requires minimal upkeep, with occasional cleaning and sealing being the only necessary maintenance tasks. This means you can spend more time enjoying your outdoor space and less time worrying about upkeep.

External concrete for Dublin parks projects

We have provided our services for the polishing of external concrete for both public parks at Bridgefoot St and Weaver park for Dublin City Council. The polishing process greatly enhanced the aesthetics of the landscape, as we ground off the dull and drab appearance of the concrete slabs and exposed the aggregate underneath. More importantly, we ground the concrete to a 200 grit – offering safe slip resistance, even in wet conditions, for all skaters and visitors to the park.

Weaver Park External polished concrete

Get a quote from a professional contractor

While it’s possible to use online cost calculators to get an estimate for your polished concrete floor project, it’s always best to get a quote from a professional contractor. A contractor can assess the condition of your concrete, discuss any additional services or treatments that may be needed, and provide a more accurate estimate based on your specific project needs.

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Pmac operative polishing external concrete