Surface Types



Plain and Coloured Concrete

Plain or coloured finishes – You may choose to have conventional concrete or add a splash of colour. You can choose a colour directly from our supplier’s colour chart…… have it mixed, poured and delivered to your site……. It’s that easy!!

Hippo’s Specialty:   Under house and new home slabs.
By providing us with engineered approved plans of your site, we will organize all excavation needed, prepare and pour the footings and the slab. Hippos will also ensure you are provided with termite protection barriers by certified applicators.

All work is guaranteed and no job is too small.

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Covercrete – Stencil Pave Finish

Applied to existing concrete  

Make a dramatic improvement and transform new or tired looking old grey concrete by resurfacing it. You can create a wide range of effects with the colours, designs and textures available. Once resurfaced and coated, the new surface provides excellent resistance to abrasion and weathering.

Steps involved in a typical resurfacing job:

  1. Existing cracks are repaired and a coating of resurfacing compound is applied.
  2. A stencil is then laid over the surface.
  3. Adhesive filament tape is frequently used (instead of stencils) to create designs.
  4. Resurfacing compound is mixed with liquid super polymer.
  5. The mixture is sprayed over the stencil.
  6. The stencil is removed approximately two hours later.
  7. Two coats of hardseal are applied.


Style Pave Concrete Resurfacing System



Stencil Pave Concrete

Colour Range


Choose from our popular range of 11 colours below. To create a rustic, natural look, or a different border finish, combinations of these colours can be used by your applicator.


Stencil Designs


Exposed Aggregate Concrete

Colour charts are available from our suppliers showing the range of finishes in decorative exposed concrete.
In exposed-aggregate finishes, the aggregates (the stones and/or sands) near the surface are revealed; these would otherwise be concealed by a thin layer of cement paste. The concrete is high pressure cleaned whilst wet to reveal the stone finish.

A variety of coloured aggregates are available (note that the predominant colour comes from the aggregates). Because these aggregates and other raw materials are produced by nature, they are subject to variation in colour, size and shape.

Minerals in aggregate can cause staining. We recommend using a concrete sealer which reduces the likelihood of staining and protects to maximize the life time of your concrete. Other impurities such as oxides, soft rock, wood and charcoal are at times found in decorative concrete aggregates, every effort is made to reduce these impurities.
These finishes are ideally suited for driveways, footpaths and entertaining areas.



Polished Concrete 

Polished concrete floors provide an affordable alternative to expensive floor treatments, with a wide range of colours and finishes that are comparable in terms of appearance, to those of tiles, vinyl and cork. They are energy efficient and offer a low maintenance and dust free floor.
The concept of a polished finish dates back some 20 to 30 years and was originally used to describe the process whereby a typical grey or coloured concrete floor was coated with a wax product and then highly polished. The wax used was generally powdered beeswax. The surface was then polished by rubbing vigorously with a soft cloth, hence the term “polished concrete floors”.

These days while the name remains, the final surface finish can be achieved in a variety of ways. Modern finishes such as liquid polishes, latex coatings, chemical sealers, grinding (to expose the aggregates), using colours and special aggregates to achieve ‘rock or marble’ type finishes are all economical ways of achieving a variety of effects.

Polished concrete finishes have been generally associated with slab-on-ground type construction. However with the variety of economical concrete solutions currently available for suspended slabs, there is no limit to the application of polished concrete floors.

The current trend towards a low maintenance and dust free (and hence reduced dust mite) environment, produces a healthier living environment generally. Polished concrete floors are an ideal low cost solution, well suited to houses designed using passive solar design techniques. To produce energy efficient housing, more and more people are utilising the inherent benefits of concrete slabs.

As concrete slabs are a lifetime investment, long term durability is also achieved. Whenever the finish starts looking a little dull, recoating can easily restore the floor to its original appearance.



Polished exposed aggregate concrete


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