Step 11: Cement Mix
Mix the concrete. We used a budget friendly cement mix (pro finish quickcrete 5000) mixed with portland cement to create the look we wanted. The ratio we used was 2 quarts portland to one 80 lb. bag of quickcrete. We used an electric mixer and mixed small batches at a time and hauled in, in 5 gallon buckets.
There are lots of different options and decorative additives you may wish to add to your mix, so don't be afraid to do some research and explore the possibilities.
(If you are very particular with getting a perfectly smooth, tight pore look, you can explore using the more expensive countertop grade cement mix which has more polymers in it.)