DESIGNING WITH ARCHITECTURAL CONCRETE
Q: My client wants their floor to be gray. How do I make gray look great?
A: You may be surprised to learn that gray colors are some of the most popular for concrete. But don't leave it to chance: uncolored concrete can have all sorts of unpredictable shades and often doesn't look very professional. Always use a specific gray color to get the appearance you're looking for. Whether it's a light tone or a dark shade, Scofield has numerous gray colors in different product formulations to fulfill your design intent.
In the example above, the floor of this high-end office space was ground and polished, using Scofield's Formula One™ Liquid Dye in Soft Gray. In the example below, renowned architect Steven Holl utilized CHROMIX® Admixtures in Dark Gray to bring the floor of his award-winning St. Ignatius Church to a deep, rich life.
Q: I love the distressed look of acid stain, but my client doesn't want the brown tones for their entire floor. Suggestions?
A: LITHOCHROME® Chemstain™ Classic is available in Fern Green, Copper Patina, and Weathered Bronze. All of these colors produce varying degrees of greenish tones depending on the reactive material in the substrate. Copper Patina can sometimes appear to be a blue green. These colors must only be used on concrete that is protected from water intrusion.
There are two different colors of Chemstain used in the church sanctuary shown above: Copper Patina and Fern Green. The random application and imprecise blending of these colors delivers a unique, blue/green color. In the picture below, Weathered Bronze has reacted with the substrate to create a more yellowish/green color.
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COLOR for CONCRETE
EMERCHROME® SC Color Hardener
LITHOCHROME® Chemstain® Classic
LITHOCHROME® Tintura™ Stain
Revive™ Exterior Concrete Stain
SOLACHROME® High-SR Concrete
SCOFIELD® Integral Color SG
Formula One™ Liquid Dye Concentrate
LITHOCHROME® Antiquing Release
WATER-BASED CURES and SEALERS
SCOFIELD® SelectSeal Plus™
CEMENTONE® Clear Sealer
COLORCURE® Concrete Sealer