This is the same product as the integral colored smooth finish concrete, but it has a pattern added on top. There are several patterns to choose from. A release agent is used when imprinting the pattern. The release agent allows for more color choices and prevents the pattern tool from sticking to the concrete. We do seal this product when it is installed but the sealer wears off because it is porous concrete After that it is recommended that you reseal this product every 12-18 months to help protect the color.