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Concrete and stone finishing techniques for urban decoration

When it comes to urban decoration and garden landscaping, one of the most common questions is: what is the best choice between natural stone and concrete for paving, steps, or curbs? Stone and concrete are often contrasted, but why not consider the possibility of combining them?

We find out in this article prepared by the experts of the MEC team. Follow us reading to find out more!

Natural stone and concrete complement each other in a unique way – here’s how

The combination of natural stone and concrete not only brings out the best qualities of each material but also offers a smart solution for reducing the costs of a new outdoor design without compromising functionality and aesthetics.

For example, concrete paving stones and slabs match well with natural materials such as granite and slate. By combining concrete products with natural stone, it is possible to achieve surprising, beautiful, and functional results.

Natural splitafce granite, with its irregular and diverse surface, is ideal for combining with smooth slabs and other concrete products. This material can be used as a boundary sign or as a distinctive element, creating lively and distinct environments.

For surfaces requiring greater flatness, alongside smoother, bush-hammered, or flamed products, such as entrances, terraces and driveways, split concrete curbs offer a practical solution. The combination of natural stone with concrete therefore opens infinite possibilities and variations.

Highlighting an environment is possible through the combined use of different materials and finishes, but also using pebbles and grit of different stones and materials.

MEC machines for splitting and cutting stone and concrete

With the variety of MEC machines it is possible to obtain a wide range of specific spiltface (and non-spiltface) products, both in concrete and stone. The Pitching One model, for example, is ideal for creating granite curbs or palisades with a raised split effect, enhancing the irregularity of the natural stone.

MEC cement splitting machines are then designed with a focus on the quality of the splitting profile and the result, thanks to the use of specific technical features on the machine and on the hydraulic unit.

Furthermore, the Stark 15 jaw crusher is perfect for valorising split or cutting waste in the production of grit, of different grain sizes, ideal for decorating gardens, alongside the uniformity of the cement, the green of the grass, the colours of the flowers and the beauty of natural stone.

Do you want to delve deeper into the topic and learn more about our solutions? Don’t hesitate to contact us: we will be happy to answer all your questions and curiosities about the combined use of stone and concrete for urban decoration!

Concrete and stone finishing techniques for urban decoration

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