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How do I identify a honed texture?

Honed concrete tiles are given a low gloss smooth finish by putting it through a honing machine, which grinds a polishing disk on the surfaces of a concrete tile. 

When the concrete tile has undergone a process of being honed, it is known as an exposed aggregate finish.

Why choose AIM honed paving?

A honed concrete tile is a perfect value engineering option for natural stone products such as granite, due to the versatility in colour shades available from AIM and texture resembling that of natural stone.

AIM provide numerous textures and finishes to enhance your development.

We AIM to work with urban designers and streetscape designer to provide an inclusive habitat to all road users, through the utilisation of different finishes.

When the concrete tile has undergone a process of texturing either by rotating disk or shot/sand blasting, it is collectively known as an exposed aggregate finish.

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Where are honed concrete paving usually used?

Honed concrete paving are usually used in conjunction with other textures, due to its semi-glossy look and smooth texture. A honed paving unit will add that extra edge to your walkway in between shotblast paving. 


Honed paving are also used in car parks so that tyres do not leave marks on the surface, due to less friction presented by the paving. 

What quality standards do AIM follow?

AIM's range of paving tiles and blocks conform to and exceed the BS-EN 1339 standard and are known for its superior quality.

We achieve this by manufacturing hydraulically pressed products, using wet mix concrete technology, not allowing for any honeycombing to occur and therefore producing a market leading quality to be proud of.

AIM are capable of manufacturing a large variety of sizes in different thicknesses. Over the past 12 years we have built our mould range up to cater for the growing demands and requirements of the Saudi market. We are able to manufacture odd thicknesses due to our wet mix technology.

In addition to the moulds we have amassed, AIM have invested in producing our own line of cutting machines. AIM utilise cutting machines to provide smaller dimensions such as 100x100mm or odd shapes such as quadrilaterals.

How do I maintain my honed paving?

AIM quality standards mean that the product is structurally sound and the colour will last as long as it is installed using AIM Installation Guidelines.

For small areas, we recommend using a specialised cleaning agent which can be procured from the likes of Karcher, and use a jet washing machine to take of the layer of dirt on top. This process should be done at least once a year. A grinding disk can be used but we recommend using a specialised contractor to carry this work out.

For larger areas, we recommend using a sit-on machine, using the same chemical, at least once a year.

Follow instructions on the chemical product to ensure the product does not stain or diminish the texture of the product.

As a final measure, if the paving has become too old and stained, since AIM products are a singular mix from top to bottom, meaning the colour and concrete in general are consistent from top to bottom, you may also sandblast the product on site to refresh the look.

AIM work with a handful of trusted contractors to carry out these services. Drop us a call or email to inquire for further information.

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