GIAN 800 natural stone R11 - RENEWED
This new GIAN texture is specifically designed to economically enhance a concrete element (such as a stair, balcony, or facade element). Through a special technique, Compañero has developed a thin textured mat that imprints a natural stone pattern onto the concrete. This gives the impression that the concrete element is made of natural stone. The GIAN 800 textured mat is adhered to the concrete mold and can effortlessly withstand multiple concrete pours.
This textured mat is entirely made of polypropylene, a type of plastic that can be recycled back into PP and then used again in a continuous cycle.
Concrete texture test result GIAN 800
Concrete element with GIAN 800 texture
GIAN 800 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.