Exposed aggregate concrete was not originally used for decorative purposes but is now widely used for its visual appeal. Exposed aggregate concrete, or simply aggregate concrete, provides a colourful option for consumers who wish to achieve some level of variety to the usual black or grey appearance of concrete. Aggregate concrete consists of sand, quartz and other types of stones that provide a wide assortment of colours and textures.

Advantages of Using Aggregate Concrete

Due to its rough and uneven finish, aggregate concrete enhances the safety of driveways and walkways with its slip-resistant properties. Many homemakers and business owners prefer aggregate concrete because it is low-maintenance. All it needs is occasional cleaning with water.

The most significant advantage of using aggregate concrete is that it enhances the durability and longevity of your base concrete. Aggregate concrete holds up well under heavy foot and automobile traffic. It also makes your base concrete less susceptible to damage caused by environmental agents like heavy rains, intense sunlight and periodic freezing and thawing.

Protecting Aggregate Concrete with Sealers

Just like base concrete, aggregate concrete needs a little bit of help in order to maintain its durability and longevity. This is where sealers come in.

Aggregate concrete sealers protect decorative exposed aggregate and improve the concrete surface's performance and appearance. These sealers provide a glossy, 'wet look' finish' that deepens the colour tones of the aggregate to give it a vibrant appearance. Additionally, sealers protect colours from fading even when exposed to ultraviolet ray.

Most sealers repel grease and oil and protect aggregate concrete from frost and thaw damage during snowy conditions. Concrete is porous, and sealers prevent moisture absorption to combat mildew and mould growth. In this way, sealers extend the life of concrete by up to 30 years.

High-Quality Concrete Products from Form Direct

Turn to Form Direct for all your concrete needs. We have a range of concrete and aggregate concrete floor sealer products in our stock. We source our products from trusted industry-leading brands, giving you the assurance that you are working with tried and tested materials.

We have ready-to-use sealers specifically formulated to seal and protect decorative exposed aggregate surfaces for optimal performance, durability and appearance. Our products are ideal for both new and old exposed aggregate surfaces.

Our 'Concrete' Commitment

As a specialist in concrete solutions, Form Direct is committed to helping you achieve world-class results in the simplest and most efficient way. With capabilities that span an entire project's duration, we can assist you with whatever you need help with – from design and planning to production and maintenance.

With our years of experience, we have a deep understanding of the industry's challenges and our client's needs. We believe in proactive partnership, in working closely with all of our clients; that is how we get it right every single time. Trust us to deliver your needs when you need it and where you need it.

Let us know how we can help you with your project. Call us today on 1300 659 830, and we will discuss your needs.