Sakrete, master artisan Cheng team on craftsman-geared ShapeCrete

Sources: Sakrete of North America LLC, Charlotte, N.C.; CP staff

In collaboration with decorative-concrete ace Fu-Tung Cheng, Sakrete has announced a dry mix affording artisans and do-it-yourself homeowners a concrete that can be poured, rolled, pushed or molded into an infinite variety of designs and effects. Packaged in 20-lb. pails and formulated for a 30- to 60-minute work time, ShapeCrete is sold through arts & craft, hardware and home improvement retailers.

“Concrete responds to any form you pour it into, but we wanted to create a material that can do that and respond to how you shape it with your hands, tooling or even found objects,” says Cheng, who through his Berkeley, Calif., studio has parlayed a brand synonymous with decorative interior and exterior concrete. “You can go thick or as thin as 1/8-inch and get professional results without professional equipment. With ShapeCrete, your prep and form time is cut way down, and your imagination and project success rate goes way up.”

“ShapeCrete embodies the continued dedication of two industry-leading brands to developing quality, creative products made readily available for experienced and novice crafters and professionals alike interested in playing with the endless possibilities of concrete,” notes Sakrete of North America President Eric Peterson, adding that the product’s World of Concrete 2015 launch builds on a partnership in which Sakrete 5000-Plus has been the core bagged concrete used with Cheng Countertop Pro-Formula and Outdoor Pro-Formula admixtures for more than a decade. —;