Exposed Concrete is positioned period after period as the preferred finish for design homes. It is a material composed of gravel, cement, aggregates and water whose aesthetic is the natural result of the mixture of its components and provides a very flattering contemporary and timeless finish.
What are the advantages of exposed concrete?
- Fair-faced concrete is a high-performance, very durable and resistant material that is easily maintained over time.
- Maintenance is minimal, as well as being very easy to clean. Hot water and detergent are enough to leave it spotless.
- It is an excellent thermal and acoustic insulator.
- Excellent fire retardant properties, making it extremely safe in case of fire.
- It offers an elegant, balanced, serene and timeless aesthetic, ideal for both exterior and interior spaces.
Which Fair-faced Concrete Finish to choose?
As for the finish of the Fair-faced Concrete, both in exterior and interior spaces, the most chosen is natural gray. On floors, it is usual to use polished concrete because of its texture, very pleasant when walking barefoot, and its sealing characteristics that prevent porosity when cleaning, for example.
With what Materials to combine the Fair-faced Concrete?
Exposed Concrete combines perfectly with natural woods, little or nothing treated, as well as with stone, glass, handmade ceramics, simple textiles such as wool or linen and any type of vegetation.
What should we consider when choosing Exposed Concrete for our home?
When we choose Exposed Concrete we must bear in mind that the quality of its finish depends fundamentally on the excellence of its formwork, the structure that supports the fresh Concrete until it solidifies. At this point, the most important thing for an excellent formwork is its execution, essential that it be carried out by a highly qualified expert team, since it is a complex process that requires a great deal of skill and knowledge of detail.
The formwork must also be safe, functional and efficient to achieve a perfect finish without extra costs, since this represents approximately one third of the total cost of the concrete structure.
At Area Grande we have our own team of experts in formwork and specialized in Fair-faced Concrete with a long, proven track record and outstanding results in all its actions. All this, added to our constant investment and training in innovative trends, processes and materials, positions us at the forefront of the sector, achieving unique and impeccable executions.