A salt finish is a method for achieving a subtle speckled texture and skid resistance on a concrete surface. It can be applied to either plain or colored concrete.Contact us
Customers appreciate these benefits of a salt finish on a concrete surface:
Salt finishes are popular in areas of the country that don’t experience frequent freezing/thawing weather. Since the salt finish creates indentations in the concrete, water can accumulate. If the water freezes, it can potentially cause spalling.
Because a salt finish is an affordable for large concrete surfaces, it’s a great solution for commercial properties looking for a low-cost decorative option:
A salt finish is applied after a concrete slab is poured and once the concrete begins to set. A contractor will apply the salt by broadcasting it by hand, then press it onto the surface using either a roller or float. After the concrete sets (which usually takes a full day), a contractor will use a power washer to remove the salt material, leaving indentations in a speckled pattern on the concrete surface.
Creating a salt finish requires minimal tools and materials:
Yes, just like any other type of decorative concrete application, a salt finish does need to be sealed to protect it from wear and tear and contaminants. Learn more about sealers.
What the difference between a salt finish and other decorative applications? One is not necessarily better than the others—it just depends on what look you’re going for. In some cases, you can combine applications.
The look that a salt finish creates makes it a great application for various designs.
SUNDEK currently offers salt finishing in Houston, Austin and other areas of Texas.
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