Essential Steps to a Perfect Broom Finish

  1. Ensure a 1/4" of cream on surface through proper screeding and rigorous bull floating to drop the aggregate and Helix from the surface;
  2. Fresno float to ensure segregation;
  3. Use a light nylon broom so that there is minimal surface penetration.

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Broomed finish

This surface is (almost) perfectly free of Helix® fibers. The finishing contractor ensured that there was adequate surface cream before commencing the broom finish.

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