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Making concrete products yourself

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Making concrete products yourself

In this article, we will discuss making concrete for yourself.

Is it difficult to make concrete yourself?

No, Concretematters makes it easy for you. You choose a colour and calculate how much Designer Concrete you need to make your concrete project, like a counter top, washbasin or table top.

The StarterPack

The StarterPack contains all the ingredients to make 37 kg (81.5 lbs) or 18 litres of coloured concrete. That is enough for 1 m2 (10.75 ft2) at 18 mm (0.7 inch) thickness.

Because of a sophisticated mix, a very strong glass fibre-enhanced (GFRC/ECC) concrete is created and the product can be made with a minimal thickness of 18 mm (0.7 inch).

Reinforcement is practically unnecessary.

The concrete is colourfast, shrinks only minimally, and has good processability, making it easy to finish.

For a first pack, it is recommended to purchase a StarterPack.

The StarterPack contains a number of essentials that you will definitely need for achieving the optimal result.

Think of a silicone tooler set, a measuring cup, a repair set, a SealerKit and microfiber cloths.

The SealerKit can treat 5 m2 (53 ft2).

Is your project larger and, therefore, you need more concrete? Then the BasePack is what you need. It will also make 37 kg (81.5 lbs) or 18 litres of high-quality concrete. The SealerKit is also available separately in our web shop.

Per pack, you only need to add 25 kg (55 lbs.) of masonry sand (0-2 mm).

No. 6 Masonry sand is available separately in the web shop.

Contents StarterPack: 

    • NO.2 BaseColour (450 gr/1 lb), high-quality, ultrafine colouring for Designer Concrete.
    • NO.3 Addpack (3,5 kg/7.7 lbs), additives for colour-fast concrete with minimal shrinkage. Contains glass fibre, among others.
    • NO.4 SuperSealz (200 gr/7 oz), reduces air bubbles. Makes mixing easier. Reduces the amount of water needed. Makes a smooth finish possible.
    • NO.5 Super White Cement (8 kg/17.6 lbs), high-quality super white cement.
    • RepairKit (NO.7 RepairBase + NO. 8 RepairColour), repair paste for concrete.
    • SealerKit for 5 m2 (53 ft2), seals the surface so that it cannot absorb fat or dirt.
    • Micro fibre cloths (2 pieces), for processing the Sealer
    • Silicon Tooler Set, this achieves a good finish of the mould.
    • Measuring cup, plastic measuring cup for accurately measuring quantities.

A BasePack consists of NO.2 BaseColour, NO.3 Addpack, NO.4 SuperSealz and NO.5 Super White Cement.

 

Concrete applications

  • a concrete countertop
  • a concrete washbasin
  • a concrete lamp
  • a concrete construction element
  • a concrete hearth-plate
  • a concrete art object
  • a concrete garden table
  • a concrete tabletop
  • a concrete garden bench
  • a concrete outdoor kitchen or BBQ

The video below (in Dutch) shows you how to use a StarterPack.

There are, of course, many more possibilities. Give your imagination free rein.

 

Also have a look at the subject Concrete mould

If you have any questions or comments after reading this information and watching the instruction video, leave a comment below!

 

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3 thoughts on “Making concrete products yourself



By Steve on 18 January 2017

I’ve been concreting for a while and I’ve gotta say that your post sounds spot on!
Not something I’d normally see outside the trade. I hope too many people don’t see this or I might be out of business!


By Simon on 3 November 2016

Hi Guys. I want to make a concrete worktop for my kitchen well 3 to be exact. I’m going to have to make them outside the kitchen as I don’t want the mess in the house. I’ve not done anything like this before though I do work in the building industry and have lots of experience. I looking for something very different and funky and I plan to polish it all up.
Adding different colours and bits and pieces is my plan.
Any ideas from yourselves as to where to start would be greatly appreciated.
Kind regards
Simon

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