Regular concrete is the lay term for concrete that is produced by following the mixing instructions that are commonly published on packets of cement, typically using sand or other common material as the aggregate, and often mixed in improvised containers.The ingredients in any particular mix depends on the nature of the application. The choice of a concrete mix depends on the need of the project both in terms of strength and appearance and in relation to local legislation and building codes.

While all high-strength concrete is also high-performance, not all high-performance concrete is high-strength.

Some examples of such standards currently used in relation to HPC are: Ultra-high-performance concrete is a new type of concrete that is being developed by agencies concerned with infrastructure protection.

After a concrete floor has been laid, floor hardeners (can be pigmented) are impregnated on the surface and a mold that may be textured to replicate a stone / brick or even wood is stamped on to give an attractive textured surface finish.

After sufficient hardening, the surface is cleaned and generally sealed to provide protection.

Besides volcanic ash for making regular Roman concrete, brick dust can also be used.

Besides regular Roman concrete, the Romans also invented hydraulic concrete, which they made from volcanic ash and clay.In some applications of high-strength concrete the design criterion is the elastic modulus rather than the ultimate compressive strength.Stamped concrete is an architectural concrete that has a superior surface finish.Typically, a batch of concrete can be made by using 1 part Portland cement, 2 parts dry sand, 3 parts dry stone, 1/2 part water. For example, 1-cubic-foot (0.028 m) of concrete and would weigh about 143 lb (65 kg).The sand should be mortar or brick sand (washed and filtered if possible) and the stone should be washed if possible.Regular concrete can typically withstand a pressure from about 10 MPa (1450 psi) to 40 MPa (5800 psi), with lighter duty uses such as blinding concrete having a much lower MPa rating than structural concrete.