GIAN 600 terrazzo R11 - RENEWED
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
Concrete element with GIAN 600 texture
GIAN 600 texture mat
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:
Calculated prices include adhesive, cutting waste, and any necessary repairs during the processing:
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.
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.