Shotcrete can be applied with many different textures. The nozzle finish shown is very rough, even for a natural gun finish. Nozzle finishes can be done smoother than this. Another technique would be to use a broom to make it smoother after it is shot. Other finishes include wood float, rubber or sponge float, broom, and smooth trowel finishes. There are many examples of finishes shown in articles in Shotcrete magazine.