Concrete is the world’s most widely-used architectural medium, thanks to its incredible strength, durability and versatility. Traditionally, concrete has been specified more for its functional characteristics rather than as a way to enhance the aesthetics of a structure. However, using a variety of decorative techniques – colouring, texturing, exposing aggregate, polishing, honing and more – you can achieve aesthetic effects with concrete that cannot be replicated in any other medium. As a fluid, low maintenance, durable material with great design versatility, concrete’s aesthetic potential is waiting to be fully realised.

Beauty & Strength: Unlocking design possibilities with decorative concrete takes a closer look at what is possible with decorative concrete, and how to collaborate with a supplier to achieve the best results. We consider the most popular decorative options in the Australian market, including exposed aggregate, polished and honed finishes, and coloured concrete. We then examine the main factors when specifying decorative concrete to ensure quality installation and a product that meets the functional and aesthetic requirements of the project.

Holcim is a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions. The company’s 70,000 staff around the globe are passionate about building progress across 70 markets and four business segments: Cement, Ready-Mix Concrete, Aggregates and Solutions & Products. Holcim operates the leading decorative concrete brand in Australia: Geostone.

Download this whitepaper for a guide to decorative concrete that will help you unlock its creative potential.


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