An “outrageous” beach house on the French side of the Caribbean island St. Martin needed an anything-but-usual outdoor table.
Justin Brown, owner of 2Stone Designer Concrete in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, had the idea for Luna Loungers for quite a while. “It’s basically a round take on a square chair,” he says. He finally made the idea into something tangible.
Most decorative concrete artisans don’t submit their work into juried art shows, but that’s the world that Thomas Lancaster is trying to ease into.
The Chomisteks call this piece the “Harmony Table.” The concrete table depicts harmony between earth, fire and water. At the same time, it maintains the harmony within their clients’ household.
Fiber reinforcement protects concrete in two ways. Mainly, it minimizes cracking from plastic shrinkage that occurs as the concrete dries during the first 24 hours after placement. Also, it helps hold the concrete together if cracks develop after the concrete has hardened. Several types of fibers are available for decorative concrete applications.
Glass-fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) lets you explore many aspects of design that are not possible with the more traditional precast methods. While GFRC is often used for countertops, we’ll delve into how it can be used to construct a GFRC base for an outdoor patio table.
Concrete couldn't possibly glow or transmit light ... right? Wrong. Three head-turning products LiTraCon, Sensitile, and Ambient Glow Technology prove otherwise.
Stained concrete floors, decorative concrete countertops... the list of popular concrete applications continues to grow. And now, decorative concrete contractors can add another new service to their businesses: decorative concrete furniture.
They’re heavy and they can be hard to install. But for some customers, decorative concrete tubs are worth every drop of sweat.
Once 5-year-old Michael Littlefield touched uncured concrete, he couldn't keep his hands off it. Today, his obsession is his livelihood.
Fabien Mené, a French native and art collector, never thought he’d find himself working in decorative concrete. It all started after studying art at the Charles de Gaulle University — Lille III. The idea of creating stenciled tables came to him after making bar counters in a class and wondering if he could add a stencil to the bottom of a casing.