GIAN 400 mirror-smooth

gian400 mirror-smooth , anti-slip, texture, profile, stairs, stair nosing

 

The GIAN 400 features a smooth texture that imparts a mirror-like surface to the concrete. This smooth, reflective structure is occasionally desired to make facade elements stand out even more, by combining them with facade elements of a different GIAN texture. These combinations create a checkerboard pattern of facade elements.

The smooth texture does pose a challenge for the precast concrete company, as every unevenness becomes visible in clear weather (known as "striking light"). Therefore, it's important to establish clear agreements in advance regarding the possibilities.


Concrete element with GIAN 400 texture

GIAN 400 mirror-smooth concrete, anti-slip, pattern, profile, stairs, landing, gallery, balcony

 



GIAN 400 texture mat

GIAN 400 mirror-smooth concrete, anti-slip, pattern, profile, stairs, landing, gallery, balcony
GIAN 400 is available on rolls in widths of 3+ meters.





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:
Reusing the concrete mold is advantageous for the cost of the concrete mold as well as for the GIAN texture mat incorporated into the mold.

By repeatedly using the mold containing the GIAN texture mat, the square meter (m2) price of the GIAN anti-slip texture becomes highly attractive.


Calculated prices include adhesive, cutting waste, and any necessary repairs during the processing:
At an average usage of 25 times for the concrete mold, the square meter price of a GIAN anti-slip texture in the concrete element, such as stairs, balcony, or gallery slab, is € 2.40 per square meter.

At an average usage of 50 times for the concrete mold, the square meter price of a GIAN anti-slip texture in the concrete element, such as stairs, balcony, or gallery slab, is € 1.20 per square meter.



Aquaplaning

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.

fall hazard

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.

Advice:
For optimal anti-slip safety on concrete walking surfaces, we recommend structures that combine drainage channels and a micro-textured pattern.

 

slope test
All GIAN antislip concrete textures have been tested by KIWA, according to: DIN 51130:2014.