Regular concrete is a go-to for a timeless, cost-effective look. Overall, it is recommended if the customer is more concerned with function rather than appearance. There are many types of concrete and finishes. Regular concrete with a broom finish is one of the most common practices for sidewalks and driveways. An attractive magnesium float finish or a rosette finish is a very popular way to give a decorative touch to your regular concrete patios or walkways. This your most cost effective concrete option. Regular concrete can typically withstand a pressure from 1450 psi to 5800 psi. Considering this, it is a good starter for smaller projects or for large projects that are cleaned and managed periodically.