The world of decorative concrete is constantly changing and evolving. Technology and imagination are pushing the boundaries of what can be done with concrete. Surface Gel Tek recently evolved its Flattooing process to a new peak.
The University House is a state-of-the-art 19 story student apartment near the Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. Flooring contractor, Jeremy Thiede of CFS needed to find a way to make the lobby floors of the University House not only look appealing, but the floors had to be durable enough to stand up to years of heavy foot traffic. Mr. Thiede contacted Surface Gel Tek to brain storm the project.
The solution that was created by Thiede and Tamryn Doolan of Surface Gel Tek was to utilize Surface Gel Tek's Flattoo system; the Flattoo system is a process of etching an image into concrete using SGT's patented gelled acid and high precision vinyl templates for the graphics. Once the concrete was etched open a water-based color was added, while the Flattoo was still in place, to create a giant and repeated pattern across the 1,200 square-foot lobby floor. The biggest Flattoo created to date!
For more pictures and a more detailed account of this project, check out the article on Concrete Contractors site.