New Trowel Applied Micro Top Concrete.
This amazing material opens the opportunities to be applied almost anywhere; gone are the days of typical concrete weight issues and logistics. The great new product replaces nearly all the old moulded options and can do many other things besides, including walls with out the need to add panels, it will go straight on to your exsisting plaster!! Existing flooring weather wood or solid will lend itself perfectly to Micro Top Concrete. Retailers, offices, pubs and clubs, try us for your receptions and bar areas! Book your free survey and quotation with us so that we can design, advise and develop a solution to your home, shop or office makeover.
Concrete Colours & Finishes
The natural colours are grey or white in finish and can be pigmented almost any colour including metallic finishes. 2-3 Layers of effects are created with various troweling techniques, with an overall thickness of around 3mm, it is Water resistant and very durable, made for use on busy floors, stairs, walls and worktops. Lightweight panelling, wet rooms and pieces of furniture.
Strong Adhesion To Many Surfaces
With the correct preparation, the system can be applied to many substrates including tiles, plaster, wood, metal , glass, MDF, laminate and even polystyrene. It can be stencilled for artistic effects, applied smooth or slightly rough and can be finished in matt, satin or gloss depending on your choice or use.
Applying the material is a creative process as the method of application determines the final appearance of the surface, each application is unique like a painting. It is possible to make the material look very similar to some of the Venetian plasters, polished plasters and marmarinos, The difference being it is much harder wearing and considerably cheaper.
Vertical Treatments & walls have a feeling of substance, of protection. Walls are also a great place to explore form. A wall doesn't have to be flat or straight, but can curve and undulate. It can be textured to be rough as stone or smooth as glass.
Over the last twenty years concrete has slowly been evolving off the floor and indoors, in large part, through the pioneer work of concrete artisans in the U.S.
Our manufacturing Processes produce a wide variety of colours from natural greys and whites through to reds, greens and yellows using specialist admixtures. Surfaces can be left plain or can be ground & polished to expose the stone aggregate within. revealing glass, marble, stone or even fibre optics. Finishes in Gloss, Silk, Matt or Industrial. Personalise your concrete with meaningful or personal Inlays of semi precious stones, resin, plastic, metal, glass, fossils or woods. Finishes as smooth & flat as granite or marble, but unlike granite or marble can curve and undulate. The possibilities are endless Setting it apart from other materials . we do not produce the style of concrete countertops that could be mistaken for a section of sidewalk (unless, of course, that’s how you request it to look).
From a primal and formless slurry, decretive concrete provides a beautiful contemporary alternative material which enables us to achieve an abundance of architectural styles. Beauty, versatility, endless possibilities, aesthetic, practical, expressive, refined, any shape, Concrete has substance and mass, permanence and warmth, durability, sculptured sensitivity. Innovation & emotion, design with balance. Each of our products is unique, so we see our products as working art rather than only functional items. The versatility of polished concrete provides endless possibilities in design, appearance and sculptural form.
Polished concrete is at home in both traditional and modern settings. It assumes forms that irrevocably touch our daily lives: bridges, roads, floors, walls... even countertops. Concrete is also surprisingly tactile. Cast and shaped, it can feel like stone rounded by the sea. Textured and coloured, it can echo the patina of timeworn tile.
Decretive Concrete is our material of choice because its utility and durability are matched by its sculptural sensitivity. Hands-on experience has taught us how to simplify the process and control the variables that affect the finished product. The malleability of this material, and the techniques we have developed for manipulating it, make it a perfect choice for any piece of furniture.
The Essence of Concrete
At Surface Detail we strive to advance the use of concrete as an aesthetic , functional and organic material, concrete appeals to people for the sense of mass and earthy presence it instils into a room. Those people looking for something different to what is commonly available find polished concrete a refreshing alternative to natural stone and synthetic materials.
Our products give off no harmful emissions and are fabricated using natural and recycled materials whenever possible. To protect and beautify the surfaces of our concrete, we use the best food-safe, water based penetrating sealer on the market, followed by natural carnuba wax. Outdoor table bases are powder-coated for durability.
If possible, when buying a sink, please wait until you have looked at the worktops first, it is better to plan around the worktop than the sink.
Integrated sinks forming part of the worktop, Drop-In Sinks Under-Mounted Sinks, Flush Mounted Sinks, sinks with extra large bowls, and waste disposal units.
The Flush Mounted sinks have Flat edge technology, these sinks sit almost completely flush with the worktop at just 1mm in depth, the profile not only looks the part fitted into the most exclusive of worktops (Concrete, Granite, Composite, Solid Wood, Laminate) making it available for kitchens on all budgets. The low profile offers genuine hygiene benefits too.