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Finishing Concrete According to Concrete Contractors KC


Whether you have decided to replace your driveway, pour a brand new patio in your backyard, or finally repair your garage floor, concrete contractors in KC help you decide the best finish for your project. According to The Constructor, “Concrete in its green form can be molded into any shape, size, and finish with the help of different finishing techniques and equipment to give a beautiful and long-lasting surface with a high aesthetic value.” Broom finish, steel trowel and stamped/decorative are the three finishes that you can pick from.


Contractor Applies Broom Finish

“Dragging of a broom on the fresh concrete surfaces creates small ridges that provide for traction control and slip-resistance.” The Contractor

You can apply Broom finish to:

Concrete Contractors add broom finish to this step for safety

Smooth Steel Trowel 

“Hard troweling is a process by which a finisher uses a steel trowel to densify the surface of the concrete. This finish is optional and produces a hard, smooth surface. Repeated passes of steel troweling will result in a burnished finish, which has a mirror-like appearance.” PCA America’s Cement Manufacturer

Concrete Contractors KC will leave your garage floor or shop looking:

  • Smooth
  • Shiny
You can use the Steel trowel finish on indoor concrete.

Stamped/Decorative Concrete in KC

Stamped/Decorative concrete can be described as “…Concrete that has received treatments to create aesthetic effects. These treatments may include coloring, polishing, texturing, embossing, molding, etching, applying cementitious toppings, embedding items, or a combination of these.” – ACI Concrete Terminology


Choose decorative concrete and you can pick:

  • Color
  • Texture
  • Design
Decorative concrete with texture and color added


Just choose the finish that is right for you: Broom finish, steel trowel or stamped.  Burton’s Construction, Concrete Contractors KC can assist you every step of the way. If you have questions about the different types of concrete finish or about your concrete project, please contact us.

If you are interested in working with an experienced concrete contractor in Kansas City, please complete the estimate form and we will reach out to you.

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