Concrete, used as a purely ornate surface finish, is a relatively new concept, yet it has fast become an integral part of the designer’s portfolio. The clever use of contrasting surface materials, such as wood and concrete, has become incredibly desirable in modern interior design schemes.
Until recently, a concrete surface has been available as either cast polished concrete tiles or poured concrete. Whilst these options both deliver a stunning look and feel, they involve a highly energy-intensive development, and necessitate a difficult installation with a great deal of extra structural support.
The exciting new concept of Concreate flooring and wall panels offers a brilliant, stylish alternative that is also significantly more environmentally-friendly than its predecessors, due to its low carbon footprint and requirement for less materials overall.
The production of a durable and robust Concreate floor board begins with the combination of two layers. The surface wear layer is created from a micro-fibre, portland-type cement which has been sealed with natural oil in order to preserve the wonderfully tactile exterior.
The individuality of Concreate is demonstrated in the unique and distinctive mottled patina surface, which can be produced in a range of five stunning colours. These include Metal Grey, Dark Grey, Natural Grey, Titanium Black and Mineral White.
The base layer of the board is formulated from a non-portland mineral cement with a honeycomb structure that is skilfully reinforced with recycled textile layers. The result is a gorgeous board that weighs just over 7kg and is only 14mm thick.FAQ