Concrete Dry Shake Topping

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For an extra level of resilience or colouring in your finished concrete floor, you may want to consider a Dry Shake topping concrete.

Range of Concrete Dry Shake Toppings

We can source or supply the ideal dry shake topping to meet your requirements

Abrasion Resistance Topping

Reduce the wear and tear of the flooring with an abrasion resistant topping

Decorative Topping

Provide a corporate or decorative colour to the finished concrete

Light Reflecting Properties

With the right dry shake topping we can increase the amount of floor light reflected

Personalised Selection of Topping

Understanding Dry Shake Topping Concrete

What is it?
Where is it used?
How is it Installed?
Additional strength & resilience for the concrete surface
What is Concrete Dry Shake Topping

Dry shake topping concrete or polished concrete floors are achieved when a powder coating is applied to the surface concrete after its been poured and before it has completely dried.

It reacts with the concrete mix to create either an extra hard surface that can withstand greater impact and wear & tear than your typical concrete floor. Dry Shake Toppings can also offer other properties like colour and reflectivity.

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Concrete Dry Shake Topping Applications
Where to find Polished Concrete Floors

Polished concrete floors are found where exceptionally high traffic occurs or floors which require colouring.
Places such as:

  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Retail stores
  • Vehicle / plant sales floors
  • Engineering works
  • Power stations
  • Waterworks

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Our process or Concrete Dry Shake Topping
Dry Shake Topping Concrete installation

This is one of the most difficult installation procedures in concrete flooring. Timing and ensuring correct coverage are vital to give an even and consistent finish.

After Laying the concrete the dry shake is applied by either a handheld or a large mechanical spreader. This is then powerfloated. Timing, machinery type, operator experience and adhering to manufacturers instructions are key to getting a dry shake floor just right.

Our installers deliver as near to perfection as possible as we know that an incorrect installation can be ugly and expensive to repair.

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Recommended Preparation


The frame around the pour area to keep the concrete in place whilst it dries.

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Types of lay

Laser Screed

The quickest method for laser level accuracy (up to FM1) for large scale concrete pours.

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Screed Rail

A screed rail system allows the manual levelling of a pour when you can’t use a laser screed.

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Hand Lay

Skilled specialists use a metal tamp to spread the concrete evenly across a surface.

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Dry Shake Topping Concrete Projects

Concrete Dry Shake Topping Case Studies

The application of a dry shake topping is a small part of a much longer process. Explore our previous project case studies which required a dry shake topping.

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We work across large and small jobs for both for commercial or private clients, ask us a question and see how we can help.

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