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Standard products and product models

We mainly focus on the so-called pure concrete and what we want to offer is concrete in its original form – with its pros and cons.

As standard products, we offer two colors of concrete – ordinary gray and light gray.

We would argue that concrete worktops are the most eye-catching in their original form. The gray hues of the product play on the corners and the surface, creating an interesting harmony.
The color of concrete can be altered with different pigments, but unfortunately, it is not possible to guarantee an exact shade and the concrete also loses a lot of its original nature when coloured.

However, as many interiors are dominated by lighter shades, we have included in our selection a light gray mixture (includes 50% of white cement). This makes the surface light gray while retaining all the characteristic shades of concrete, which is why it is suitable for rooms designed in light or white hues.

Light gray is perfect for an interior where stainless steel and light hues have been used!

Currently, we have also been asked for dark gray worktops. Dark gray is a complex issue, gray tones can be varied with different levels of darkness and we have not developed a specific shade. However, we consider a mixture to be dark-gray if its black pigment content is around 15-20%.

Our selection also includes white and black. In case of a black worktop, it should be kept in mind that the surface has to be processed with wax. When wax is absorbed in the surface, it makes it deep black, as other surface coatings, such as varnishes, tend to leave the black color gray or dark gray.

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When it comes to larger projects or specific special orders, we can also discuss coloring the mixture, but we cannot guarantee the exact color of the final product.

The surface may be treated to be technically more robust or smoother/more homogenous.

There are two main surface treatment methods:

  • Fine polishing – where the grains of sand in the surface are not polished out. Only the thin crystal-like surface layer, which occurs on the surface of the concrete as it sets, is removed. The surface is polished with a stone material.
  • There is also the so-called pepper polishing or water polishing, in the course of which the grains of sand in the surface are polished out, i.e. a 2-4 mm layer is removed. Such a method is also used for making marble concrete or in cases where it is necessary to bring out various decorative elements in the surface, such as pieces of glass or stone.

Homogeneity of the product

When it comes to worktops, the objective is to get a product with a smooth (hygienic) surface. However, with different shelves as well as the exterior walls of sinks, technical robustness will give the product a unique appearance – e.g. the walls of the sink having the contours of the mold or casting defects characteristic of the mixture.

At the moment, the maximum length of our worktops is 2.7 m (What are its most typical problems – weight, cracks, holes. Quality norms and limits.)

Sinks are divided into countertop (separate) sinks and those that can be integrated into the furniture. Usually, a countertop sink has a higher wall and is more massive, which means that it is also heavier. When it comes to integrated sinks, the sink is placed on a cupboard and the plate of the sink forms the top surface of the cupboard. It has to be taken into account that the walls of a concrete sink are quite thick and, such a sink will take up significantly more space in the cupboard than, for example, a metal sink.
With regard to bathroom sinks, it has to be made sure that the cupboards or the walls of the bathroom are able to carry the weight of the sink, which is particularly important in case of larger sinks.

Sinks – main selection: