Concrete patio thickness – Which material do you use best for the construction of your driveway, terrace and garden paths? There is a lot of choice nowadays: pavers, gravel, dolomite, tiles… But there is another alternative: polished concrete. We have our driveway, terrace and garden paths laid out in polished concrete, where we have a tile motif applied as a finish. What are the steps that are taken when placing polished concrete?
The preparation consists of placing the formwork along the edges, laying a plastic foil and providing the reinforcement nets. Depositing the concrete: This is done with a concrete mixer. If necessary, a concrete pump can also be used for the more difficult to reach places. Application of a layer to slow the curing: This is a so-called curing layer that is used to allow the concrete to harden more slowly, which reduces the risk of cracks and cracks.
The concrete floor can be polished the same day after pouring the concrete. This is done with a polishing machine. During polishing, quartz is also scattered, possibly mixed with color to color the concrete floor. The quartz promotes the wear resistance of the concrete floor. In any case, contraction joints are needed in concrete floors to reduce the risk of cracks and cracks. You can also choose to apply more than the necessary contraction joints to create a tile motif.