Surely concrete only comes in one colour? No; visual concrete can be any colour! What’s more, there is a complementary colour-match between polished and pre-cast concrete. Transforming homes couldn’t get any more exciting. Just imagine…concrete floors, furniture and surfaces all in complementary colours.
What is visual concrete?
The creative use of poured concrete into a predefined space or shape. Any colour. Inside or outside. Penthouses or basements. Furniture or floors. Large or small. Everywhere. Anytime. Visual concrete transforms architectural spaces. It impresses. It confounds. It surprises.
Ever wondered why polished concrete and pre-cast concrete is becoming the architectural must-have? Seen and touched visual concrete? It is astounding!
Complementary concrete colours matter
Mismatched colours may offend an experienced architect’s, interior designer’s or discerning homeowner’s eye. Complementing colours delight (as featured):- Basalt polished concrete floors inside and outside with August Grey pre-cast worktops with integral sink, splash backs and step.
Simply choose one concrete colour. Once that one polished concrete is selected - the colour that perfectly fits the architectural or interior design - there is a complementary pre-cast concrete colour eg. Light Natural polished concrete complemented by Platinum Grey pre-cast concrete.
Clever stuff concrete. When choosing colours, ask for evidence of concrete technology. Innovations in colours and finishes are transformational.
Polished concrete colour examples:
Pre-cast complementary colours:
Concrete colour characteristics
Colour-complemented pairs transform spaces in unique ways. Black and Ebony create high drama. Light Natural and Platinum Grey exude calm. Basalt and August Grey, an impressive duo…you get the idea.
Polished concrete’s mesmerising mottled and organic colour characteristic, is created during the installation process. Pre-cast concrete colouring is integral and mixed into the wet concrete. Chemical reactions, associated with each colouring process, give master-crafted results. Polished concrete floors, a one-off. Pre-cast concrete colourings easily repeated; hundreds of square metres of tiles all matching, yet unique.
Buying visual concrete
Visual concrete is wet, messy and yet is sold by the square metre! Poured floors and cast in-situ concrete is a thick, stony liquid. It is pumped and 'floated' into position by master craftsmen, that firstly protect existing walls and architectural features. Coloured, covered and cured by professionals, who understand that concrete wants to crack! Joint plans and polishing to achieve the desired effect.
Check the superior quality craftmanship from the selected supplier. Visit showrooms, acquire samples and research. Attention to detail at this stage guarantees an outstanding result. Visual concrete companies should work with architect's plans and be homeowner-focused on needs, budget and timeframe. Site visits should be thorough; aftercare second-to-none; installations effective and efficient. Peace of mind is worth it’s weight in concrete!
If you would like to know more about complementary concrete colours, visit Lazenby on Stand B331 at Grand Designs Live.