Concrete Benches, Tables and Furniture.

Custom Outdoor Garden Benches and Tables

If you’re thinking of concrete features like a wall, a table or outdoor garden benches, you should know about GFRC or glass fiber reinforced concrete. Because it’s reinforced, this material is stronger than conventional concrete, giving it several advantages.

Strength and Durability

The added strength of GFRC means that less concrete is needed to achieve the desired strength and structural stability. You can use thinner pieces without compromising the integrity of the structure, resulting in lower cost. Because it has less concrete, the structure will be lighter and should not require the additional reinforcement that conventional concrete would. For instance, when outdoor garden benches are made of old-style concrete, they often need reinforcement with rebar, something that would probably be unnecessary with GFRC.

Going Green

In addition to being easier on the pocketbook, GFRC is a good choice for the environment. It makes more efficient use of materials, allowing more structures to be built from a given volume of concrete. Whatever you’re doing, whether it’s just a couple of tables or a whole patio, will be cheaper and have less environmental impact than conventional concrete would.

Longer Lasting

While earlier forms of reinforced concrete tended to lose their strength over time because of decay of the glass fibers, the new form of GFRC uses alkali-resistant glass that does not have this problem. Even after many years, your GFRC tables, walls and outdoor garden benches will still have the same strength as when they were new.

Interior Design

If you’re planning to stay in the home, adding tables, walls or other concrete features can make it a more fun place to live. If you’re hoping to sell the home, these features can add to the place’s value and curb appeal. Either way, GFRC is a good way to get the look you want in a cheaper, better way.

 

Feature

We specialize in GFRC features for both indoor and outdoor applications in the Boston MA area. We do kitchens, bathrooms, showers, landscape pieces, fountains and more. If you have a building in Boston MA that could use a new look and feel, why not consider GFRC?

Concrete Sinks

Concrete Bathroom Sinks by Concrete Poetry

Concrete Poetry handcrafts custom concrete bathroom sinks, vessel sinks, counter-tops, tables and wall panels for both residential and commercial customers. Located in Braintree, the company provides the Boston Ma area with design and installation services, and their work is used throughout the area in restaurants and bistros, outdoor environments, apartments, condos and many other homes and buildings.

 

 

 

 

 

Concrete Poetry

More than a purveyor of functional facilities, Concrete Poetry believes that, from the common ingredients of concrete, beautiful art can be formed. With every piece that they make, they strive to produce something of practical worth that also displays the individuality and creativity of the owner. For this purpose, they use glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC), a versatile medium that can be shaped, stamped, stained, colored, polished and ground by a skilled artisan into almost anything imaginable.

 

 

 

 

 

Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete

GFRC is a durable and adaptable concrete blend perfect for vessel sinks and counter-tops. Objects made from this material can take nearly any shape, from the simple to the unusual, and will typically outlast objects made from precast concrete, cast stone and some natural stones. A great material for concrete bathroom sinks, GFRC is resistant against cracks and water-damage.

 

 

 

 

 

Artistic Advantage

With this concrete, artisans can create objects of distinct colors and patterns, as well as utilize one of a variety of sealers, which increase the protective capacity of the material and produce differing effects. Using concrete also enables the artificer to add in inlaid materials–such as metal scraps, natural stone, shells, tiles and other objects–which can further define and individualize the piece.

 

 

 

 

 

Attention to Details

When purchasing from Concrete Poetry, the nature of the design and the creativity of the work are taken into consideration in the price. Unlike contractors that charge on a per job basis, Concrete Poetry works from a one-dimensional plan, designed in conjunction with the customer: irregular or curved shapes, integral drain boards, back splashes, sink cutouts and other specific design choices result in additional costs. Concrete Poetry regularly handles installation for customers in the Boston Ma area.

Concrete Fireplaces

Concrete Fireplaces, Surrounds, and Mantels

Glass fiber reinforced concrete, or GFRC, is a lightweight alternative that can be used to create custom concrete fireplaces surrounds and mantels for the home. GFRC is strong, as well, allowing for many years of use even in the most demanding environments. With a modern concrete fireplace or mantel, you will have a centerpiece that draws the eye in any room along with the convenience of an easy to care for fireplace that is fully functional.

 

 

 

 

Colors

If you are concerned that you will be limited by opting for concrete fireplaces surrounds and mantels, you will definitely want to take a few moments to look at modern concrete fireplaces. Color choices are created by using concrete dyes. Concrete dyes can create deep brick color, a wide selection of brown tones, or even black or traditional gray hues to match your existing decor. A neutral color is often best for long term use, since you will want to change the furnishings in your home long before the fireplace, surrounds or mantels are replaced.

Textures

Textured concrete is also available if you are looking for something more unique for your home. Ground concrete, for instance, is rougher than traditional concrete mixes because of a mixture of small pebbles and grains of sand left in the mixture. Troweled concrete, on the other hand, can be as smooth as glass and exhibits a high shine. The texture that you choose can emphasize other decor features in your home easily.

 

 

 

 

Uses for GFRC

Glass reinforced concrete makes a bold statement for homeowners and business owners in the Boston area. Opting for a wall panel of decorative GFRC brings modern style into your home or business instantly, especially when chosen in a style and color that fits the theme of your residence or office space. GFRC is an ideal material for counter tops, fireplaces, and wall panels since it is easily customizable to your specific needs. GFRC is also long lasting and durable enough for the most grueling tasks, such as professional kitchens and other work spaces.