Steel Trowel Finish
Our interior steel trowel finishes are laser screed for a flat surface. First, the concrete is power troweled with float blades to get a good cream surface. Steel trowel blades go over and over the concrete with precision and care until the finish is smooth. Edges are hand-troweled to perfection, and the surface can be flat or sloped to drain.
Porches and patios are screed to make sure the surface is level. Float blades are run over the surface to get a solid top. Exterior concrete is also screed on slight slant in order to shed water. A soft horse-hair broom is then run over the top. Kurtz-Krete knows precisely how much brushing a surface needs. If a surface is brushed too soon, the surface is too coarse, and if it's brushed too late the surface is too smooth and therefore too slippery.
Concrete is poured and screed to make sure it's level. A slight slope is built in for drainage. At Kurtz-Krete, we know exactly when to place a stamp. We know that if a stamp is placed too early, the stamp is too deep, and if a stamp is placed to late, it doesn't leave a good enough impression. Our release powder accents the design of the stamp and compliments the color of the concrete.
Water based cure & seal sealers can be applied to a steal trowel finish or broom finish to regulate the curing process, and to seal the surface from wear, stains, and spills. Solvent based sealers are applied to most decorative concrete surfaces. These sealers not only seal the surface from wear, stains, and spills, but they enhance the colors and give a fresh wet look to the surface. Despite its shine, the sealer is slip resistant.