GIAN 500 broom stroke R12* - RENEWED
This new texture from the GIAN line is designed to imitate the manually applied broom finish. In the widely used technique of the inverted mold, a broom stroke cannot be applied manually. This is the reason behind introducing this new texture.
* According to the DIN 51130 test method, the broom texture achieves an R11 rating when the broom stroke runs in the length/vertical (v) direction, and an R12 rating when the broom stroke runs in the width/horizontal (h) direction.
For concrete facade elements, the broom stroke is an interesting texture to give the concrete a rough yet uniform appearance.
Concrete texture test result GIAN 500
Concrete element with GIAN 500 texture
GIAN 500 texture mat
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:
Calculated prices include adhesive, cutting waste, and any necessary repairs during the processing:
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.
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.