We began pouring concrete together in 1993 and have been perfecting it every since. We've poured a whole lot of it, everything from basements and foundations to stamping intricate patterns and finished interior hand colored floors to bathtubs. We were one of the first in the Quincy valley to start stamping floors and hand carving to create rocks and trees. That passion to mimic nature with concrete led taking classes all over the country to increase our knowledge and creating a stone style counter top and eventually concrete showers and our 1/2" panels. We've taken our time in developing this product, testing sealers and developing our pouring methods and mixes. We wanted a product that could be used indoors as well as out both in dry and wet environments that would stand the test of time.
Through a lot of testing we are confident we have the best product on the market. We have two types of sealers to offer. One that looks very natural where you can feel the concrete but still have excellent stain resistance and it will last for a least 15 years if not forever, that's just how long the test data is...
The second option is an epoxy coating over the concrete. You get the look and beauty of the stone look and protection and heat resistance of epoxy. If it gets scratched or damaged, you simply sand it down lightly and polish. It's a fantastic option for outdoor and commercial applications.
Did you know that concrete has thermal properties that other products do not? Once the concrete heats up it stays warm unlike cold ceramic tile which makes it ideal for showers and countertops, it just feels nice. Concrete is also considered a green home building product. As concrete ages, it absorbs CO2 in a process known as carbon capture. So not only does it last longer than any other building material but it actually cleans the environment, win.
Concrete shower panels are made here in the USA, by hand and whether you put them in the shower or on the wall a concrete panel is a work of art that is meant to last a lifetime.
Concrete is the oldest man made building material. Used throughout the ancient world it still stands today in many of those structures and that fact got me to thinking and investigating more deeply into its use, methods and mixes. My research was really sparked when watching a documentary on Pompeii when researchers uncovered ruins of concrete floors and plaster walls fully intact under layers of thick volcanic ash still vibrantly colored as the day they were installed. I thought to myself, there is no linoleum or carpet that would withstand such circumstances. The craftsmanship and detail that was evident in these structures was astounding, they were works of art, worthy of preservation.
In a throw away world where we are there is an obvious need to be concerned about waste, why not build for keeps? Why choose a material with a 5,10 or 15 year warranty when you can choose a product with a 20, 25 or 50 year or even 100 year life span? The only thing that affects concrete is erosion, maintenance in minemal, occasional sealer, depending on the surface and we are happy to educate you.
Now lets talk about health and environmental benifits. Concrete is hypo allergenic. We use concrete on the interior of homes because if you have allergies this is the best surface to use a floor. We use water based sealers with No VOC's, high grade commercial, two part with a wax coat on top, you will not have to seal again for several years, wax once or twice a year and you are good to go! A maintenance free floor. Did you that concrete does something call CARBON CAPTURE? That means that concrete over the life of the concrete captures carbon dioxide out of the air, more so than plants! So as you exhale, the concrete is absorbing the carbon dioxide, isn't that amazing?? We have known that about plaster walls for decades, now that we have confirmed that about concrete, I believe it will change the way we build homes. This is why we have been building with concrete floors and plaster walls, healtier homes, for healthier lives!
Carbon Capture, you're going to hear about it!
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