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TWIG Bench Materials & Finishes

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 Wilshire 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.

                            

Tier 2

Acid-Etch – A nearly smooth, fine sand finish that is consistent, elegant and rich looking. Especially attractive for benches and table products.

acid etch

 

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.

 

 GFRC 5-17