A brushed concrete finish is created by dragging a brush over the surface of a new concrete floor once it has been levelled to create a textured appearance. The texture of the brush finish will depend on the size and rigidity of the brush bristles used and the shape and length of the tufts.
For example, wire-bristled brushes will produce a more severe texture, whilst softer bristles will produce a lighter texture. Normal cleaning brushes usually produce poorer results, so purpose-made brushes are normally used to ensure a good brushed concrete finish.
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A brushed concrete finish offers a number of benefits:
Brushed finishes for concrete are usually reserved for outdoor areas that receive moderate levels of automotive and foot traffic, such as walkways, exercise yards, farmyards, airports and more. Not only do they provide a more interesting aesthetic appearance, they provide excellent grip for when the surface gets wet.
However, as the grooves created in a brushed concrete finish are relatively shallow (between 1.5-3mm deep), they are prone to wear over time, especially when exposed to constant heavy traffic.
If the area you are looking to install a concrete floor is going to be exposed to frequent heavy vehicular traffic, then a tamped concrete finish may be more suitable.
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