Decorative Concrete: The Mystery of Transfiguration
All familiar concrete is associated with gloomy sulfura mass prone to solidification. And hardly anyone would venture to call a product from this material a real masterpiece of art. Until some time it was so. However, the appearance in the mid 60s of the last century of decorative concrete disproved this opinion. Nondescript material is not just transformed, but has become an excellent basis for creating luxurious interior elements.
Features and properties
The most important quality of concrete isamazing strength. Coatings of this material are resistant to the environment, they can withstand temperatures from -50 ° to + 50 °. The special quality that concrete possesses is the incredible resistance to abrasion. It is this property that makes it possible to use it in the construction of sidewalks. In addition to the fact that the material does not fade in the sun, it has one more advantage: simplicity and unpretentiousness in the care. Such a coating can be washed without difficulty under a stream of running water. Unlike most coatings, there is no sliding of shoes and wheels, even after the rain.
As mentioned above, decorative concreteoften serves as the main material covering urban sidewalks and sites in private homes. Imitating all the external properties of pavers and cobblestone pavement, it creates an amazingly durable coating.
Decorative concrete has some advantagesBefore such common coatings, asphalt and concrete tiles. In particular, you can wash off traces of gasoline and oil from it, leaving no stains on the surface. It is this factor that makes this material acceptable for widespread use in a metropolis.
With the help of new technologies, you can revitalizethe surface of the old concrete pavement. To do this, sprayed decorative concrete is used. At the first stage of the restoration, a layer of a polymer-cement mixture is created. Then, laying on the surface of the stencil, spray the decorative layer with color pigmentation and protective composition.
Products in interior and building
Despite the scale of the construction site,it is the details that impart style and uniqueness to the architecture of the buildings. Even imperceptible at first glance, elements can be fundamental in creating the original facade and landscape. What can we say about the fence, which extends around the perimeter of the house.
Decorative concrete has not bypassed this field of application. Owners of country houses are increasingly turning to eurobonds, the basis of which is this unique material.A decorative concrete fence can satisfyall the customer's desires. Manufactured by special technology panels, which have a variety of texture and color gamut, combined with other materials. It can be brickwork, natural stone, art forging or wood.
The finished panels are fastened to the support posts, which must be covered with a special protective primer.
Decorative concrete fences are manufacturedmethod of vibration. The guarantee of quality is the correct reinforcement of the panels and pillars. At a qualitative fence the armature should lie, forming a grid design: along and across the plates.
Such fencing can be manufactured innatural gray color. This allows you to give the fence the desired shade with acrylic paint. However, many prefer a modular design, the elements of which were painted in bulk during the production process.