ABOUT DESIGN CONCRETE
Design concrete is not well known in the UK, but is very popular in France, where
it is known as béton ciré. It was first created for the US navy about 30
years ago. Since then, it has been developed to provide a wide range of colours
for domestic and industrial uses.
Design concrete is a mixture of Portland cement, silica sand, polymer resins, with
natural pigment added to provide colour. It is different to polished concrete, which
is a traditional concrete that is merely polished. Design concrete, on the other
hand, is applied in the same way as plaster and is only 2mm thick.
The finished product is hard-wearing, flexible, seamless, versatile, with a tactile
finish and is resistant to abrasion and staining. It is waterproof and can
be applied to interiors (floors, walls, worktops, kitchens, bathrooms etc) as well
as exteriors - even for swimming pools.
Colours and the finish can be tailored to suit any designs.