GIAN 600 terrazzo R11 - RENEWED

gian600 terrazzo , anti-slip, texture, profile, stairs, stair nosing

 

This new texture from the GIAN line is specifically designed to economically enhance a concrete wall. Through a special etching technique, Compañero has developed a textured mat that refracts light, creating a ’dark-light’ shading effect on the concrete. This makes the concrete wall resemble a terrazzo wall. The GIAN 600 textured mat is adhered to the concrete mold and can effortlessly withstand numerous concrete pours.

Due to the durability of the GIAN 600 terrazzo texture, the additional cost per square meter of concrete wall is minimal. Of course, the terrazzo texture can also be used for walking surfaces. However, we recommend hydrophobizing the concrete with this texture (to protect against dirt penetration and strengthen the top layer). Please refer to our information on concrete protection.


Concrete texture test result GIAN 600

gian600 terrazzo concrete, anti-slip, pattern, profile, stairs, landing, gallery, balcony



Concrete element with GIAN 600 texture

GIAN 600 terrazzo concrete, anti-slip, pattern, profile, stairs, landing, gallery, balcony

 



GIAN 600 texture mat

GIAN 600 terrazzo concrete, anti-slip, pattern, profile, stairs, landing, gallery, balcony
GIAN 600 is available on rolls in widths of 2+ and 3+ 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.