Tips for buying concrete slabs

When you buy concrete slabs, you can choose from many different colors and structures. Here you will find an overview of the costs you have to expect for which optics and textures.

Different colors without structure

Concrete slabs are produced in standard colors, which are created by adding color pigments. In addition to the "natural " light cement gray, there are around five shades of gray that go all the way to anthracite. Cement gray concrete slabs range between twelve and 15 euros per square meter, other gray tones and standard colors such as red, beige, yellow or blue cost up to twenty euros.

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Colored concrete slabs are available with additionally processed surfaces. The edges of the concrete slabs that are sawn off at a 45-degree angle, the bevels, are offered by most manufacturers with no or only a very small surcharge. A price difference when you buy concrete slabs can arise from the grain size of the concrete, which gives the surfaces a greater roughness.

Refinement with structure

The manual processing of the surfaces is very different in terms of effort and results. Washed concrete is produced by washing out a non-bonded concrete layer and is sold between 15 and 25 euros per square meter. In the same price range, there are cast-in unevenness in the surface, which are created by corresponding inserts in the casting mold. The optics are reminiscent of sandstone or slate.

In particular, the slate effect can be enhanced by brushing with a diamond brush. This elaborate processing leads to prices per square meter of up to fifty euros. If natural stone chippings are mixed in or if the surfaces are flamed, the price per square meter rises to over fifty euros.

Prices Selected provider (as of: 2013)

Concrete slabs
Gray rock structure flamed & impregnates 50 x 50 x 5 cm Concrete Geyer.de 58 EUR / sqm
Anthracite smooth 50 x 50 x 5 cm Fear concrete.de 17 EUR / sqm
Washing concrete coarse 50 x 50 x 5 cm Human concrete goods.de 14,20 EUR / sqm
Washing concrete white cement fine 50 x 50 x 5 cm Human concrete goods.de 16,50 EUR / sqm
Gray sandblasted with granite 40 x 40 x 5 cm Concrete Work Ruehl.de 29,80 EUR / sqm

Transport costs can rise

When buying concrete slabs is besides the high weight of the concrete - a plate weighs between thirty and fifty kilograms - even the shock-proof packaging the transport price in the height. The more complex the surfaces have been edited, the more sensitive they are additionally increasing during transport and cost.