After all, it's at this stage where we can incorporate all sorts of interesting features such as sand-blasted logos, raised or embossed text, coloured glass aggregates, integral wine coolers, pop-up TV's, built-in herb boxes, metal objects... the list is ENDLESS!
We have a Pinterest page (look at the top right of the page for the fancy "P" and give it a click) where we collate loads of interesting ideas to whet your creative appetite!
2 The Mould
We use a variety of products and materials to build our moulds in our little factory and this is a particularly important part of the process. Every intricate detail we build into the mould will be reflected in the concrete product which comes out of it. Likewise every little defect (including dust!) can show up in the final product once it comes out of the mould. Accuracy is the key at this stage - we work within tolerances of +/-3mm!
Depending on the type and size of the project we either polish the concrete by hand or by using hand-held polishing machines. The aim during this part of the manufacture is to produce a finish which is smooth to the touch yet capable of providing a key for the sealer.