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5 things to know about architectural concrete

5 things to know about architectural concrete

Exterior renovations5 things to know about architectural concrete

Architectural concrete is a material that has the ability to combine business and pleasure. Its aesthetic properties, combined with some structural advantages, making it a modern material that’s a seductive option for homeowners. When it comes to this material, the options are endless when it comes to colour, shape, and texture. Versatile, flexible and malleable, this flexible material will lend itself to your desires. 

Architectural concrete is found on facades, balconies, stairs, but also on sinks, tables and kitchen counters. This decorative concrete can be used in any renovation project, on both the interior or exterior of your home.

5 things to know about architectural concrete

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1- Architectural concrete and the choice of colour

When we think about concrete, we tend to imagine gray matter, without much charm as well as an extremely rough surface. However, architectural concrete is nothing like this. As a consumer, you can select your pick from an infinite array of colours. Whether you’re looking for a light or a dark colour, note that custom shades can be created.

By playing on their constituents, as well as surface treatments, the realization of a wide colour palette is possible. Were you considering a white bathroom sink, a dark green counter, or new beige stairs for your front facade? There are plenty of professionals who work with this material and can help you to create exactly what you’re hoping for.

In fact, the creation of colours for architectural concrete is quite simple to understand, yet more difficult to implement, since it requires precise calculations to obtain the desired hue. In general, white cement is the base for coloured concrete. On the other hand, we should associate colouring pigments with sands and aggregates of the same colour to obtain an extensive palette of hues, including yellow, green, blue and much more. Lastly, all that remains is to mix these colours to obtain intermediate colours, as is similar to any painting project.

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