For concrete countertop industry professionals looking to move beyond standard kitchen and bathroom slab-on-box countertop design, the Concrete Countertop
For concrete countertop industry professionals looking to move beyond standard kitchen and bathroom slab-on-box countertop design, the Concrete Countertop Institute announces a new, hands-on class: Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) for Concrete Countertops 201. The course will provide innovative solutions at it details methods and techniques for producing lightweight, strong concrete structures Û including three-dimensional countertops, islands, tables, sinks, and fireplaces Û in unlimited shapes and sizes.
Due to its high concentration of alkaline-resistant (AR) glass fibers that carry tensile loads and acrylic polymer content making the concrete flexible without cracking, GFRC surpasses conventional mixes in flexural and tensile strengths, CCI staff contends. Moreover, significant compressive strength can be obtained using low water-cement ratios and high cement content. Accordingly, GFRC is effective for casting complex, three-dimensional pieces. Notes CCI Principal Jeff Girard, Especially in today’s struggling economy, the understanding and capability to offer GFRC to clients is definitely worth having in a professional’s Îbag of tricksÌ÷to ensure performance and take a business far beyond plain countertops.
GFRC for Concrete Countertops 201 is scheduled approximately every four weeks at The Concrete Countertop Institute’s training facility in Raleigh, N.C. Those interested in attending can register by visiting www.ConcreteCountertopInstitute.com/register.php, or calling 888/386-7711.