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This special edition of Material Matters focuses on some of the materials and surfaces that stole the show at this year’s Mix Design Collective.
Concrete on a Roll is a real stone veneer which offers architects and designers the ability to interpret concrete in an entirely new light. The innovative product allows users to recreate the appearance and feeling of the original surface material, using a 2mm thick light weight concrete veneer consisting of 96% recycled crushed stone content. As a result, a wide variety of new applications become possible and easier than traditional thicker alternatives.
Handmade in the UK, the product comes on a roll 1000 x 3000 2mm (with special sheet sizes available) and has an A2 fire rating. This unique product includes a range of over 70 textures and colours from Corten to Burnt Plan, Travertine to Pitted Concrete and Brick Walling.
A key feature of this unique material lies in its flexibility – facilitating the possibility for it to be manufactured on a roll opens up new possibilities for designers and the use of concrete in their applications, from feature walls to more demanding environments such as showers and flooring.
For more information, visit www.earthanatomy.co.uk
MOSO® Bamboo Surfaces is the UK distributor for MOSO® – a world-leader for manufactured bamboo, offering a tactile and sustainable alternative to traditional hardwoods. The product range includes flooring, panels, veneers, worktops, decking, cladding and bespoke items (all in addition to offering a joinery service!)
Recent projects span workplace, retail, hospitality and domestic schemes, including the internal fitout of Maggie’s Bart’s and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, as well as decking and flooring for the Citizen M Hotel Group.
The most recent addition to the collection is a range of profiled panels using 2440x1220x19mm 1ply side pressed board, which is then cut to give a profiled appearance in various slat and groove widths. It can be left unfinished or finished in a lacquer, fire lacquered or coloured to offer texture and depth to any vertical surface – from walls and backdrops in workplace and hospitality settings to counter and bar fronts.
For more information, visit www.mosobamboosurfaces.co.uk
Used as a roofing material for over 200 years, traditional slate is an extremely dense stone well known for its durability against the elements. Today, designers are bringing this beautifully textured and hardy material inside, creating features in both commercial and domestic settings. Stone veneers offer a traditional product but without the weight and rigid nature of the normal 20-30mm slabs – making it cost effective to install and user friendly. Created using a mix of resin and fibreglass placed on top of a stone block, the resin grabs hold of the top layers of the rock it is manually peeled back in one whole piece. The process is repeated all the way down the block, giving a bookmatching effect to the sheets. The resin backing is also used to give the veneer strength and flexibility, and the natural textures of the product gives each surface a unique, individual pattern, colour tone and structure.
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