This is the concrete you'll hear us highly recommend for your kitchen! It is the most advance concrete mix design available.
The finish is where you'll notice it differs from GFRC concrete (which is made differently with a spray coat and off form). Our ECC mix is hand packed and trowel finished, leaving a true to traditional concrete look, while being stronger, lighter and more dense than other concrete. By adding a polymer and specific fibres to a sand and cement mix, it flexes at an astonishing rate, drastically reducing the chance of cracking.
Troweling enables us to create movement and unique characteristic, giving the concrete a beautiful variance. But if the design calls for a more uniform look, ECC mix can also be poured off form and polished.
We definitely love the finishes and textures we can achieve with ECC!
In many applications, we choose to use a more traditional concrete mix, designed specifically for architectural finishes.
Using a higher MPA strength and steel reinforcement design, we can create concrete that redefines what the product can achieve.
Large unsupported areas such as cantilevers in outdoor kitchens lend themselves to traditional concrete as well as fire hearths, feature walls and many other large scale architectural concrete.
With years of experience in both ECC and traditional, we are happy to discuss the best option for any application.
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sealer and care
All our concrete is sealed using a high end specific sealer.
Over the last decade concrete has taken on many new rolls in the home, meaning sealers have needed to keep up with these applications.
We use and recommend hybrid polyurethane sealers designed for kitchen applications. These sealers are applied over 4 coats to a kitchen benchtop, The first coat is highly diluted to fully penetrate the concrete with less dilution rates on further coats to leave microfine layers of protection. Most clients choose a natural matte finish although a semi gloss finish is also available.
The sealer offers maximum protection from staining while being completely food safe.
We offer a care guide to all our clients to help maintain the natural beauty of our concrete products for years to come.