The special effect that the surface color anthracite creates is a warm, shiny dark gray to black. The color got its name after the natural color of the anthracite charcoal. The look is the most popular choice for concrete pavement alongside gray and red.
Facing concrete is decisive
In the case of concrete pavement, the paving stones consist of a supporting body and the so-called facing concrete, which causes the coloring. The surface layer, which is usually around one centimeter thick, is enriched with fine chippings that lead to an anthracite color. Depending on the mixing ratio and proportions of the same or different grit colors, a uniform or mottled look is created. The color anthracite is distinguished from normal gray by its light to stronger gloss. The dark anthracite, which extends to black, has the neighbors basalt, slate and black gray in the spectrum of the official RAL color determination system. A quality feature is the abrasion resistance of the facing concrete, which, with rising prices, guarantees more faithful color rendering over a long period of time.
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Rectangular laying bandages
The natural elegance of the concrete paving in anthracite is preferably emphasized by laying rectangular paving bandages. Chamfers and bevelled edges are rarely used in conjunction with anthracite. The decorative and noble character of anthracite comes into its own on uninterrupted surfaces with the smallest possible joints. Especially when polished, the concrete pavement in anthracite resembles a stone slab surface, but has the stability and resilience of a full-fledged concrete pavement. The prices for concrete pavement with an anthracite surface start at around 15 euros per square meter. When choosing this color, it is advisable to buy a higher-quality product, as the selection of the material mix for the facing concrete has a major influence on the longevity of the specific surface color. If you want to enjoy the special shine and character of the anthracite on your concrete pavement for a long time, you should calculate material costs of around 25 euros per square meter for your pavement.",