GIAN 500 broom stroke R12* - RENEWED

gian500 broom stroke , anti-slip, texture, profile, stairs, stair nosing

 

This new texture from the GIAN line is designed to imitate the manually applied broom finish. In the widely used technique of the inverted mold, a broom stroke cannot be applied manually. This is the reason behind introducing this new texture.

* According to the DIN 51130 test method, the broom texture achieves an R11 rating when the broom stroke runs in the length/vertical (v) direction, and an R12 rating when the broom stroke runs in the width/horizontal (h) direction.

For concrete facade elements, the broom stroke is an interesting texture to give the concrete a rough yet uniform appearance.


Concrete texture test result GIAN 500

gian500 broom stroke concrete, anti-slip, pattern, profile, stairs, landing, gallery, balcony



Concrete element with GIAN 500 texture

GIAN 500 broom stroke concrete, anti-slip, pattern, profile, stairs, landing, gallery, balcony

 



GIAN 500 texture mat

GIAN 500 broom stroke concrete, anti-slip, pattern, profile, stairs, landing, gallery, balcony
GIAN 500 is available on rolls in widths of 2+ meters.





Indicative cost calculation for the price of the GIAN texture imprint


Indicative calculation when applying the GIAN anti-slip texture for concrete elements, such as stairs, balconies, and galleries.

(Each project has its own specificities; the mentioned square meter prices are indicative prices and do not account for any potential modification of the concrete mold.)


Multiple concrete pours into the concrete mold result in a lower cost of the GIAN concrete texture:
Reusing the concrete mold is advantageous for the cost of the concrete mold as well as for the GIAN texture mat incorporated into the mold.

By repeatedly using the mold containing the GIAN texture mat, the square meter (m2) price of the GIAN anti-slip texture becomes highly attractive.


Calculated prices include adhesive, cutting waste, and any necessary repairs during the processing:
At an average usage of 25 times for the concrete mold, the square meter price of a GIAN anti-slip texture in the concrete element, such as stairs, balcony, or gallery slab, is € 2.40 per square meter.

At an average usage of 50 times for the concrete mold, the square meter price of a GIAN anti-slip texture in the concrete element, such as stairs, balcony, or gallery slab, is € 1.20 per square meter.



Aquaplaning

While walking, a special form of aquaplaning can occur. Motorists are familiar with this phenomenon. When they drive on a wet highway, a thin layer of water can form between the road surface and the tires. As a result, the car momentarily loses contact with the asphalt and becomes uncontrollable for a short period. Something similar happens when someone walks on, for instance, a wet slippery surface. The thin layer of water between the shoe sole and the flat surface causes an extremely low friction resistance, resulting in a high likelihood of slipping.

Aquaplaning on stairs, walkways, balconies, and other walking surfaces can be effectively prevented. The first step in this process is to ensure that water under the shoe sole drains away quickly.

fall hazard

Hence, nearly all GIAN structures incorporate small channels into the concrete, allowing the shoe sole to expel water. The second step in the process to provide concrete with optimal anti-slip properties involves combining it with a micro-textured structure. For instance, by employing a GIAN texture mat that imprints a sandblasted texture onto the concrete. The sandblasted texture prevents aquaplaning from even forming.

Advice:
For optimal anti-slip safety on concrete walking surfaces, we recommend structures that combine drainage channels and a micro-textured pattern.

 

slope test
All GIAN antislip concrete textures have been tested by KIWA, according to: DIN 51130:2014.