There are a variety of different asphalt colours available for your project.

One question we are commonly asked is what is the difference between 1% and 2% oxide asphalt colouring?

Basically, the higher the oxide level, the more the colouring will lighten over time, as can be seen in the below example asphalt driveways and crossovers.

Both the 1% and 2% oxide asphalt colours appear similar initially, with the 2% oxide having a slightly lighter hue.

For example, here is a new 2% oxide asphalt parallel parking bay:

Parallel parking bay, City of Joondalup. Red asphalt with 2% oxide.

Parallel parking bay, City of Joondalup. Red asphalt with 2% oxide.

Compare that to a new 1% oxide asphalt driveway:

Asphalt driveway crossover

Peppermint Grove asphalt driveway crossover

Over time, the lightness of the 2% oxide asphalt becomes more pronounced. The 1% oxide asphalt will also lighten over time, though not as much:

One percent oxide asphalt driveway

Example of a 1% oxide asphalt driveway that has lightened in colour

If you have any questions about the different asphalt colours available for Perth projects, please get in touch with us. We’d be more than happy to discuss the options with you!