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Screeds are used to flatten and perfect the surface of the concrete as it is pulled along from one end to the other.
Because of the lack of depth with surface vibration there is an inherent risk that a lot of air bubbles will remain in the mix and result in structural integrity issues. This is attached to the concrete screed that stretches across the concrete. Most professionals use both an internal vibrator and a surface vibrator for larger projects.
For larger projects a surface vibrator or pan vibrator may be used to on a screed to vibrate the surface as the screed process is being completed.
Surface vibrators have a plate that covers a large surface area of the concrete.
Carefully cut the plastic bottle with a sharp knife, being careful not to touch the walls of the vase.
The concrete has not yet completely hardened, which is good — you can make the bottom of the vase perfectly flat. The glass bottle will have to be smashed with a hammer through the fabric folded in several layers. Before cutting off the bottles, let the concrete in the plastic stand for at least a day, and leave the concrete in the glass for 4-5 days.
Spending a few minutes waxing the table every few months with beeswax or floor wax (not automotive wax) will further protect the sealer and extend the stain resistance for decades, and the table can be resealed after many years if needed.
If you take care to not let acidic substances sit for extended periods of time, your table might not need to be resealed for decades. While corners and edges can chip, it generally takes a heavy object hitting the table or the table being dropped for that to happen. It will never warp, though it may develop hairline cracks that are non-structural and often enhance the beauty of the piece.
It lasts a long time, potentially thousands of years, as Roman structures have.
It can hold hundreds of pounds, resists scratches and gouges, and is highly heat and cold resistant.
Can be refinished and repaired more easily than some materials. In the worst cases, color staining the whole table can make it feel brand new without completely covering up the beauty of cement, unlike how staining or painting gorgeous wood can often ruin what makes the table beautiful.
Existing color stains can be touched up or reapplied.
The sealer we use is a penetrating densifier, which means it hardens the surface and makes the less porous so liquid can’t easily penetrate the surface.
It will never flake off since it has changed the chemistry of the concrete itself, and does not affect the look of the concrete.
Great modern sealers make very stain resistant.
And even if it is stained, the stain will often go away after a while, especially if bleaching out in the sun (though many sealers also make highly UV resistant so the sun won’t damage or yellow the sealer).
Our tables can easily go from indoor to out without need of a different sealer that changes the look of the concrete like often is the case with wood.
Since UV, heat, moisture, cold, and freeze-thaw cycles have little effect on our concrete, you don’t have to worry about bringing in the concrete in extreme weather. Other materials like glass and acrylic can be very difficult to refinish at all. Non-toxic and food safe.
Easy to keep clean with just soap and water. Nor will all but the toughest winds blow tables over.
It’s really not that heavy.
In fact, hollow concrete can enable shapes and sizes of tables that would be extremely heavy if made of wood or steel, and stronger than tables made of lighter materials like plastic or ceramic.
No off gassing of odors. No or negligible amounts of VOCs are emitted by concrete, and concrete won’t harbour dust like softer materials. And of course (just to pad this list) concrete is not flammable.
It can be ecological since it lasts such a long time.
Cement production is not the most ideal process, since it takes energy to heat the cement contractors in kilns, but concrete tables (especially end tables) require relatively small amounts of material to create long-lasting, strong furniture. Also, since we replace about a quarter of the cement with a recycled product, that means even less of a footprint.
Other materials may take less initial energy input, but if it lasts much shorter then concrete, then concrete wins out. GFRC (glass fibre reinforced concrete) techniques give concrete a nice solid weight that’s not back-breaking but feels very sturdy. It can appear machine-finished and glossy, or handmade and textural, industrial or fun and artistic.
It can take on almost any shape, color, many different textures, and tons of different impressions.
It’s arguably one of the most versatile materials for furniture and design in general, with its combination of strength and freedom of appearance.
There’s a huge number of aggregates that can be used in concrete, both to to create unique surfaces, and improve qualities like making the table lighter or more heat or sound insulating.
We can even use recycled aggregates for most of the material. Concrete plays the long-term game of green. Every room and yard have some color and shape of concrete that would look good in it. If a table does get a nasty stain or scratch that won’t come out, or just generally has been neglected for a long time, re-polishing the table can often revitalize the table.
Chips can often be filled in and mostly or nearly completely repaired, with no experience with concrete required, just by grouting with matching cement (though it depends on what kinds of aggregates and cement used to get a complete match).