There are two ways which achieve a good concrete colouring:
- By adding the colour pigment during the blending of the concrete mixture.
- By applying, for example, BCS2 Nanocoat to the surface of the concrete. BCS2 Nanocoat is a mineral based colour coating that also protects the concrete.
Colouring concrete by adding pigment
A sustainable concrete colouring is possible by adding the pigment to the concrete during the mixing phase. Pigment adds colour to the concrete. These pigments are very fine colouring dyes, which are usually metal oxide based.
Several variables influence concrete mixing. Therefore, the right amount of pigment ought to be added. If not, the outcome colour might be different from the expected one. Colouring dyes might affect concrete quality.
White cement for brighter concrete colours
To achieve the optimal results with bright clours Borel recommends to use white cement or very light grey cement in stead of the standard grey cement.
Colouring concrete with a paint layer
Concrete can also be coloured using a pigmented coloured protection layer. Besides the big colouroptions, BCS2 Nanocoat offers maximum colour durability and protection against penetration of moist and contaminations.BCS2 Nanocoat provides maximum abrasion resistance, stays vapour permeable and protects against effloressence and degradation of the (re)coloured surface.
Concrete with a shine
Shiny concrete floors are trendy. Borèl’s Glossy Floors is a product that, in an environmentally friendly way, colours and protects concrete and other mineral surfaces, while making them shiny.
For more information visit the Glossy Floor page.