Decorative concrete for aesthetic expression

by Ofentse Sefolo
Decorative concrete for aesthetic expression

Of particular interest to specifiers and designers who want to combine aesthetic expression with outstanding performance is Lafarge Artevia* decorative concrete, which opens a window on a world of unique colour, pattern and texture. The innovative range of products provides extensive solutions for indoor and outdoor architectural paving requirements.

“Artevia is one of the high quality global brands that we have introduced to the local market that has achieved the prestigious Global Green Tag South Africa certification,” comments Herbert Groenewald, Head of Building Marketing at Lafarge.

Besides offering an extensive range of textures and colours, it is also durable, low-maintenance and strong, and can be installed as a structural concrete floor or outside paving with fewer joints. Inside, it improves thermal efficiency of a building.

The range includes Artevia Polish, which is ground and polished to a beautiful silky-smooth marble-like finish that is slip resistant; Artevia Stone which achieves simulated masonry effects, and Artevia Colour produced with integral UV stable colour pigments. Artevia Exposed has the natural beauty and texture of the selected aggregate exposed during the finishing process.

Projects where Artevia Colour has been installed include Bara Square in Johannesburg and the Durban beachfront walkway, which is a testament to the product’s durability in high traffic applications. Artevia Polish offers a uniquely elegant appearance with a silky-smooth finish, which is why it was specified for the Moses Mabida Stadium in Durban.

For more information, contact Lafarge on +27 (11) 657 0000 or via www.lafarge.co.za.

*Artevia is a registered trademark

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