The Advantage of Coloring with Iron Oxide Pigments
One of many innovative techniques used by Concrete Texturing incorporates iron-oxide pigment in colored concrete overlays.
Iron-oxide pigment has been used for hundreds of years to color concrete, brick, blocks and pottery. It is noted for its resistance to UV ray exposure. Stunning examples of the rich and magnificent colors of iron-oxide pigment can be found in rock formations in and around Sedona, the Grand Canyon and the Arizona-Utah border.
Iron-oxide pigments are not only attractive and ideal for providing a natural look, but they handle the sun better than any other coloring method. By applying iron-oxide pigment, you can create a familiar blend of earth tones, while still having the flexibility to design subtle or extreme color changes. The pigment also reacts with the texture in each stone to create natural variations in color that are quite pleasing to the eye.
Concrete Texturing exclusively uses iron-oxide pigment to color our faux flagstone, and our team often uses it to color random stone surfaces, as well. Customers in search of a surface that enhances the surrounding environment by mirroring the look of raw elements should look no farther than iron-oxide pigment. This classic look provides an aesthetically pleasing surface with multiple shades and variations that mimic authentic stone decor.