Creator of high quality/high strength GFRC solid polished concrete tables, worktops and furniture. As well as Custom steel and wood pieces.
Yes absolutely my pieces are heavy solid pieces of concrete with the only difference from your regular building concrete is it's GFRC (Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete). The standard for architectural concrete design.
- GFRC is essentially a high-performance special concrete mix. Per its name, it includes glass fibre in its concrete mix, which gives it enhanced structural properties over conventional concrete. Traditional precast concrete (builders concrete) would generally require some type of heavy steel rebar reinforcement and large aggregate to achieve an equivalent level of strength as GFRC. Apart from fiberglass, the mix for GFRC also includes cement, acrylic polymer, fine sand aggregate, and other performance admixtures.
- GFRC is also both a more elastic and more dense cementitious material than precast concrete. The ratio of cement to sand for GFRC is 1:1, compared to 1:6 for precast concrete. The addition of glass-fibers to reinforce the skin results in significantly higher flexural and impact strength than precast, as well as lower permeability to water and air.
No definitely not. I only deal with solid polished concrete as Microcement or wood coated concrete tables tend to chip and crack easily and don't have the same feel and durability as you would expect from solid concrete.
While concrete as a material is porous and can usually stain easily, a very specialist concrete sealer is used that is designed to protect the concrete surface from wear and tear as well as spills. And offers protection against such things as wine, vinegar and curry etc. So no worries having as many wine tasting parties as you like on the table.
All pieces are designed, made and ultimately delivered by myself. I will happily assist with offloading and installing the tables and offer my advise. But responsibility of delivery from kerbside to final location is the customers responsibility given the variants in each location I can only offer my advise from experience of best way to move the table in to position. Professional movers are advised to be sourced. As far as the tables they are delivered in separate pieces i.e table top, and legs and assembled in its final position.
Absolutely! Every aspect can be made to your specifications from the exact size of the table to the colour of the concrete, the material used for the legs, the design of the legs and the colour of the legs.
As well as a range of other things I can custom make apart from tables, such as bespoke BBQ areas, Kitchen worktops to steel and wood furniture.
Yes - All my tables start as a white mix that pigments are added to achieve an endless colour pallet.
Yes the specialist sealer used means the concrete is perfectly suited for outdoor use. Along with powder coated steel legs, makes for a perfect outdoor table or BBQ area.
While the tables are heavy. The weight spread over the two legs tends to not be more than the weight of a fully grown adult per leg so no problems with all types of floor and underfloor heating. I have installed my tables in all types of subfloor and not had any reported issues. (But please do check with your own floor manufacturer).
A great demonstration on the strength of GFRC.
*Note: I do not own this video...