With home renovations a priority for many in this lockdown year, Chryso decorative concrete solutions supplied by a.b.e. Construction Chemicals are increasingly in demand, says Peter Jones, a.b.e.’s National Sales Manager: Flooring.
New products in the market
a.b.e., part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group, is experiencing particularly strong demand for four innovative and relatively new decorative concrete products:
* The highly unusual Chryso LuminTech luminescent concrete surfaces; and
* Three transforming dry powders containing cement, minerals, and additives: Chryso Béton Ciré Finishing, Chryso Texture Top, and Chryso Granicrete.
Light up your path
Jones says Chryso LuminTech particles absorb UV light (natural or artificial) during the day and emit striking “Jade” Green Turquoise or “Agate” Blue Turquoise light in a dark or very low light environment. The particles’ main component is a highly durable recycle polymer. By day; it looks like natural aggregates, but when dusk arrives transforms into the spectacular exterior ground surface. The product is very popular as swimming pool surrounds, garden paths and walkways, terraces, cycle paths, and unlit road roundabouts.
“The contemporary and durable Chryso Béton Ciré Grip offers a host of applications for the hotel, residential and tertiary sectors. Apply with spray hopper gun or trowel to obtain the desired finish. Can use this product to smooth floors with blowholes or surface irregularities. Allows for the coverage of large surfaces in a short time – about 200m2 per day, on average. The Béton Ciré system; which includes Chryso Béton Ciré Finishing as a final coating. Can add pigments to obtain different colours to complement various finishes,” Jones explains.
The Chryso Béton Ciré system is suitable for renovations as well as new construction, both indoor and outdoor, and for application over tiled surfaces. Available in a wide range of architectural features including warm earth colours, the product can be utilised as a plain, burnished or coloured skim application to walls, floors and ceilings. It is also ideal for columns, stairways, architraves and facades; countertops; and concrete and MDF wood furniture. Chryso Béton Ciré is proving popular as a decorative highlight in stores, restaurants, commercial buildings, hotels, bathrooms, patios and showrooms.
Add a texture touch
Jones says Chryso Texture Top can be used to renovate and repair existing concrete surfaces. At an application thickness of 2mm or less, this thin anti-slip coating offers excellent mechanical resistance and is available in a standard range of colours to complement various finishes. “The product is a simple and durable solution to renovate and add aesthetic value to surfaces around swimming pools, paths, terraces, driveways, patios, floors and stairs, as well as interior and exterior walls of both commercial and residential properties,” he explains.
Finally, Jones adds that Chryso Granicrete overlay can transform any concrete slab into an impressive, continuous seamless granite surface. This product is ideal for new concrete projects where a non-slip sanded effect is desired and its exposed aggregate concrete – with a warm, natural look – is a great option for outdoor areas such as terraces, pavements, swimming pool surrounds, and walkways.