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Unleash your inner artist with decorative concrete

by Madelein
Unleash your inner artist with decorative concrete

High profile projects such as Bara Square in Johannesburg, the Durban beachfront walkway and Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban have put the spotlight on decorative concrete. Designers, architects and specifiers who want to combine outstanding performance and aesthetic versatility don’t have to look further than Lafarge Artevia* decorative concrete, which opens a window on a world of unique colour, pattern and texture.

The innovative range of products is one of the high quality global brands that the company has introduced locally. Besides being durable, low-maintenance and strong, Artevia offers an extensive range of textures and colours. Inside, Artevia improves thermal efficiency of a building, which led it to achieve the prestigious Global Green Tag South Africa certification and makes it ideal for projects where eco-consciousness is important. When installed as a structural concrete floor or outside paving, fewer joints are required.

Herbert Groenewald, Head of Building Marketing at Lafarge, comments: “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.”

Artevia Polish offers a uniquely elegant appearance with a silky-smooth finish, which is why it was specified for the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. The installation at the Durban beachfront walkway is a testament to the product’s durability in high traffic applications.

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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