New Trend in Concrete

Conserv Concrete Counter-topsDefinitely one of the emerging trends in concrete is the counter-top.

Since concrete is such a versatile material, more and more people are realizing its value in making counter-tops. Shapes of counter-tops are only limited by your imagination and the ability to build the forms.

Concrete counter-tops are a handcrafted surface popular in kitchens that offer complete customization. With concrete you can have a functional and beautiful counter-top in small and large kitchens alike. The ability to create counters in the color, finish, size and shape of your choice is amazing. Casting a concrete counter-top yourself is a very complex DIY project. The counters shown in the images were created by professional contractors in a shop with specialized tools and equipment.

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It’s well known by now that concrete has become a material that homeowners and designers are requesting and weaving into their homes, offices, retail outlets, restaurants, etc., in the most amazing ways. But leading the charge in the concrete craze are concrete counter-tops.

You can find out why they are so popular, how you can make their versatility work for you, what color options abound, and some insight into how they are designed, created and built.

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Article sources:  Concrete Network  & Cement Org

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Safety First

Reinforced concrete is the only building material that is highly resistant to both water and fire

Concrete is virtually fire-proof. It doesn’t burn, it can’t be set on fire, and it doesn’t release toxic fumes when it comes into contact with flames. And thanks to the slow rate of thermal conductivity of concrete – or heat transfer – concrete is an effective fire shield. That’s why buildings and other structures made from concrete are able to survive a fire when everything around goes up in flames.

Concrete is also naturally water resistant. The use of membranes and special concrete mixes can make it virtually waterproof, making concrete the ideal building material for underground structures like lower levels, basements, and parking structures, and bomb or storm shelters.

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FYI….. Today, concrete is the world’s most-popular man-made building product. More than 7 billion cubic meters of concrete are produced each year. That’s one cubic meter for every person on the planet! And concrete is used by engineers and professional builders around the globe for an almost endless list of projects.

[Information courtesy of: Tilt Wall

180 Degrees Difference

A client needed a solution to this badly exposed concrete driveway.

What did we do?

180 Degrees Concrete Floor Services: We offered the solution by means of sand blasting it.

As per these before and after pictures…. the results speak for themselves.

AND…..

the client is over the moon!!

Of course.!

What’s your favourite colour?

I remember from long ago when some homes had a “stoep” and that it was stained with RED stoep polish. Often this had to be ‘updated’ every year. It was also common back then to find the same red polish on the floors of the local cafe’ or grocery store, and on almost every garage floor. Concrete floor red polish

Concrete floors have come a long way since then.

These days we do not use a coloured polish on grey concrete but offer many better alternatives, almost too many to mention. These are: liquid or powdered colour pigments mixed in the concrete itself; high density concrete coloring pigments & stamping release agents; colour hardeners; colour dyes and/or colour stains, and exposed aggregate. Combined, these options provide 100’s of colour shades to choose from. Done professionally this colour will last as long as the floor itself.

Concrete floors are far from being BORING!

Speak to us and let’s colour your world.

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Shiny and Beautiful

We have completed another beautiful white polished concrete floor in Welgelegen, Cape Town.

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Floors Cast by 180 Degrees Concrete Floor Services

Concrete Supplied by Lafare

Floors Grinded and Polished by Floor Grinding Services

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Polished concrete is considered a good sustainable design flooring option because it makes use of the materials already present. Most modern buildings are built on a concrete slab; polishing the exposed concrete eliminates the energy and additional material costs consumed by applying a floor covering. It is something to consider when building or modernizing towards a more green solution.

Cast and Finished Concrete

On this recent project we used Lafarge Artevia™ White Cement.

Cast and finished by 180 Degrees Concrete Floor Services (Pty) Ltd.
Floor Grinding Services completed the grinding and polishing work to perfection.

A seen on the photos, we still need to seal and buff the floor, but almost no need for it as at that point it was looking great already!!

Thanks guys!!

The Artevia™ range of decorative concretes for outdoor and indoor application are available in a wide choice of colours and surface finishes. They adapt easily to complex shapes, are quick to apply and simple to maintain.
Artevia™ is more than just concrete. A stunningly beautiful design material with all the advantages on concrete, it is not only hard wearing but also long lasting. Available in an array of amazing colours, patterns & textures, Artevia brings any location to life with vibrant colour and realistic texture.

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Beautifully Polished Concrete Floor

Take your concrete floor to the next level!

Polished concrete has become the ultimate flooring material for big box retailers, warehouses, convention halls and production facilities around the world. Thanks to us, concrete floors can now be polished fast and cost-effectively.

Beauty and Gloss
The process gives concrete a high degree of shine, similar to polished marble. The end result may be called “micro terazzo” surface, as fine aggregates become partly visible. Mirror glossy floor reflects light, and doesn’t require any wax or coating.

Dust-free and easy to clean
After our polishing process the surfaces are 100% dust-free, as dirt and grime can no longer collect on the concrete. Polishing reduces the need to clean and makes maintenance easier and faster.

Abrasion resistant
The process increases concrete’s abrasion resistance, so that the floor can hold better heavy forklift and foot traffic. Polished concrete can’t peel, chip or flake like epoxy coatings or painted floors. Polished concrete has a longer lifespan than materials such as vinyl composite tile (VCT) or upgraded stone tiles; it only needs to be refinished once every five to ten years.

Save time and money
Construction schedules are usually very tight, often not leaving enough time for traditional grinding and polishing. Our team can produce over 10,000 sq ft of polished concrete in one working day.

Eco-friendly
There is no need for strong chemicals in our process or later in maintenance. Our polished concrete flooring qualifies for LEED credits.

before polishing concrete floor

after polishing concrete floor

Many large companies count on our extensive know-how on concrete floor polishing, grinding and cleaning. Easy to clean surface is one of the key reasons why many huge warehouses and retail facilities have chosen us. Our team has been involved in millions of square meters of concrete floor projects during the last 30 years.

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Contact us for more information:

info@concretefloorservices.co.za

or visit www.concretefloorservices.co.za

    

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