Patterned precast concrete
Graphic Concrete offers a new way to produce a patterned concrete surface. Graphic Concrete’s patented technology involves the application of a surface retarder to the exterior of a prepared membrane. This method allows precast-concrete manufacturers to produce high-quality concrete elements, panels, and slabs. The end result is a patterned, smooth, or completely exposed surface. The pattern on the surface comes from the contrast between the smooth face and the exposed fine aggregate finish in the concrete.
Designers may select patterns from the GCCollection or develop their own designs using GCPro custom design software. The concrete surface can also be even, in which case the options are smooth and velvety (GCSmooth) or a completely exposed fine aggregate finish (GCExpose). Graphic Concrete is suitable for facades, panels, partition walls, and garden slabs.
Contact: Graphic Concrete Ltd., Helsinki, Finland.
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