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July 5, 2018

Benefits of Glass Fibre Reinforced Cement (GFRC)

There are many benefits to glass fibre reinforced cement as well as many different uses. Here are the top benefits of GRRC:

Lightweight

One of the biggest benefits is its relative density is much smaller than concrete. This makes it especially appealing as big custom works can be made using thinner panels for much less heavy creations. For example, giant entry pots can be made that are much lighter and easier to move and install than other types of concrete creations.

Strong & Flexible

Another great benefit to GFRC is its strength and flexibility. It is much more durable than other forms of concrete and its flexibility means it is much more resistant to cracking. Which means if you are getting custom pottery, your planters, sculptures and other such creations will last much longer with no cracks or wearing over time.

3 Quick Facts About GFRC

1. GFRC was first created in Russia in the 1940s, but it didn’t become popular for widespread use until the 1970s. 2. GRFC tends to be much cheaper per square foot in comparison to other materials, such as: sand, cement, admixtures, fibres and polymers. 3. GFRC can withstand artistic embellishments, such as: acid staining, dying, integral pigmentation, decorative aggregates, veining and more. It can also be etched, polished, sandblasted and stencilled. Which means it’s perfect for all types of custom artesian creations, such as: sculptures, custom tables, planters, entry pots and more! For custom pottery creations using glass fibre reinforced cement, contact Piccolini Creations expert artesian craftsman, or visit our Gold Coast workshop.

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