Everything about white cement

  Garden sculpture,architectural concrete

In the late 90s began to be fashionable brownies and a variety of small creatures set in the garden or on the property, with the task more attractive environment. They are fulfilled its role - as usual depend on the tastes of those who lined and those who viewed. With time fashion to change, as well as embodiments set in gardens. At the moment you can already find everything - from a dog or a pet-sized mole by fountains, characters from fairy tales and legends and imitations of famous sculptures like the Venus de Milo or other Adonises, miniatures to huge ancient ruins. Various techniques for preparing them, but one of the most popular is the preparation of individual sculptures or parts of concrete, which uses a white cement. Such a mixture allows you to fully exploit the advantages offered by the white cement - the possibility to color, durability and resistance to external weather conditions. The disadvantages are usually the weight and price - higher than the similar imitations made based on polymers or other "chemistry." Painting those are sculptures of various paints resistant (theoretically) to weather conditions makes that although there is a range of colors counted in thousands of colors, it can not prevent the process of fading and flaking of the coating color from the sun (UV radiation), frost and rain. Seeing white sculptures with descriptions that are made of concrete, you can be almost one hundred percent sure that their produce was used white cement.

For many people involved in the arts such as sculpture it is not considered - for them it is the tape. And yet - and they treat concrete as one of the many materials useful in their business. They use the features already described several times - resistance to weather conditions, repeatability in a sense, the possibility of staining, easy to shape and create different shapes. Just to help harness the chemistry in the form of various additives that make the concrete can take very different forms, that his behavior will submit to our will. Rarely used gray cement - because of its color makes it impossible to create a truly wide range of even bright colors, almost always a cement without additives - called. "Number one" - because of its stable composition guarantees the same reactions to the same chemical additives. Bright white or colored sculptures can be and are made on the basis of white cement, even if their shape and their external appearance seem to deny.

For several years, it is gaining popularity so. architectural concrete. This is a very interesting and successful attempt to use concrete as a means of architectural within the housing, and a lot more houses. For many of the concrete basin, bath with concrete, ba - the whole bathroom looked like the distant future - can be and is sometimes done with concrete. At the other end of the scale, the same bathroom may resemble its severity is what we see, if you take off the sheathing. In both cases this is the intended effect of the designer, and in both cases and smoothness, and austerity were carefully conceived and produced. The elements of that may be lining the walls, can be furniture - eg. Tables or whole countertops - made and how the concrete that although it is within a few cm thick - shines its whiteness or color blends with brown cabinets made of precious trees. Only the imagination of the designer is usually a limit of what you can use concrete. The basis for such items is usually concrete based on white cement, only gray elements - usually lining made of gray cement, of course, the so-called "clean the Portland without additives."

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