Decorative Cutting

What is decorative cutting?

Often, when customers have new concrete driveways or patio’s laid, they want a more artistic finish.  This can be accomplished by exposing the aggregate, or mixing coloured oxide in with the concrete prior to placing.  Another way to achieve a more aesthetic finish, customers ask that we apply decorative cutting.

Decorative cutting is a strategic series of wider cuts that form a pattern in newly laid concrete.

Decorative cutting is always in addition to standard expansion cutting and is usually performed several weeks after initial expansion cutting.

Here is a recent example of decorative cutting from Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers Ltd.

If you are interested in how our decorative cutting service can help you achieve your desired outcome, please – contact us today on toll free 0800 232 816.

Decorative cutting is achieved using a floor saw.  For more information about our range of floor saw services, read on…

A floorsaw has multiple applications including – 

Concrete Cutting and DrillingExpansion Cutting

The placing of new concrete slabs (garage, house, path, patio, etc) requires control joints to be cut within a few days of placing.  This prevents “natural cracking” as the concrete expands over time.


Concrete Cutting and DrillingDecorative Cutting

A step up from expansion cutting, a number of customers are after a more artistic effect, especially when the concrete they have laid is on public display.  Decorative cutting usually involves a wider cut and allows for artistic patterns at the customer’s discretion. 

Picture5Cutting for Demolition

Often a project will call for the removal of a large area of concrete.  We offer a range of deep cutting solutions to make that possible.  


Similar to cutting for demolition, this controlled approach to removal often requires deep cutting over a large area.  Can we do that?  Yes, we can!


Responding to advances in technology, customers often require wide cuts for the laying of a loop for the installation of a controlled gate that responds to pressure from vehicles in an area of concrete.

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Decorative Cutting
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Decorative Cutting
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Sharp Concrete Cutters and Drillers Ltd,
Decorative cutting usually involves a wider cut and allows for artistic patterns at the customer's discretion.