The finish of a piece can make something go from ordinary to extraordinary. We set the highest standards for all our materials – we recognize that you have choices when specifying, and that you turn to Tournesol Siteworks for quality, beauty and durability.
We have attempted to recreate our colors, finishes and appearances true to life. However, the color and appearance of a finish will depend upon your monitor and/or printer. Contact your salesperson for a physical sample(s) to verify that it will meet your needs.
GFRC Lightweight Concrete Materials
GFRC (glass fiber reinforced concrete) has the look and durability of concrete without the associated weight. By adding long-strand, alkali-resistant glass fibers instead of rebar to the conventional concrete, we increase the strength of the material and decrease the thickness. Decreasing the thickness 60% (from typically 3” in cast concrete to 1” or less in GFRC) directly reduces the weight by the same amount.
GFRC Lightweight Concrete Textures
Our GFRC lightweight concrete textures feature natural quartz and mica sands, and the durable finishes can be refinished and repaired on site as required. The Rune Bench is available in our Tier 2, Acid Etch finish, a variation on natural concrete finishes. We send out a color/texture sample as a submittal with every order confirmation to make sure that you are getting what you expect. All finishes are shown in Shark, but are available in any GFRC colors.
Acid-Etch – A nearly smooth, fine sand finish that is consistent, elegant and rich looking. Especially attractive for benches and table products.
GFRC Lightweight Concrete Colors
We used our FRP Fiberglass colors as the starting pigments for the white cement we use on the surface coat, but from there the natural materials take over.
Because we’re using quartz and mica sands, there is always a beige tone to any GFRC color. Samples are below shown in Acid-Etch texture.
Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) Material
Tournesol Siteworks uses rotationally molded Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE). LLDPE is an incredibly strong, lightweight material that has been used in applications ranging from chemical and agricultural tanks to outdoor playground equipment. The color is integral to the plastic, which hides scrapes and nicks. The material itself has a slight sheen, so we texture our tools to hide the "plastic" look. It is incredibly impact resistant, especially when molded in commercial-grade thickness. Because of the natural chemical-resistant properties of the plastic, most paints and solvents won't adhere to the surface, and can be scrubbed off. When molding, we incorporate UV inhibitors to prolong the life of the plastic outdoors.