We love the look of travertine, but after all the overages we have experienced (some of our own doing) it is not in our budget. We found a concrete person, not our PB, who does rock salt finish concrete (aka salted concrete, or salt concrete). We saw a sample of the finished product and loved the look and feel. The price was great too. However, when I asked him about getting a quote, our PB said that nobody does this finish anymore because people in cold climates had issues with it when it first became popular 20 years ago. The concrete person, of course, only had good things to say about it. Our PB won't offer it to us an option, because it is "too risky". He is suggesting a more traditional stamped concrete.
I know nothing about concrete and I am not sure who is telling the truth, or if the truth is somewhere in between. Any experts out there? Any advice? I don't want to make a mistake that I will regret, but I am not a huge fan of the look of stamped concrete. Decision has to be made ASAP.