Concrete enjoys a history that dates back to prehistoric times in different forms. It wasn’t until the mid-nineteenth century that reinforced concrete was developed. This is the medium used to craft the custom furnishings, fixtures, and surfaces in the Green Stone Artisan Studio, located in the greater Chicago area. As compared to concrete, glass fiber reinforced concrete, or GFRC, offers a higher level of strength, pliability, and durability to the custom stone furniture and fixtures cast by GSA. Each luxury concrete piece has high resistance to heat and water, stains/scratches, and is easy to clean, each countertop, vanity top, valet, and all other pieces are long-lasting one-of-a-kind furnishings created for spaces both residential and commercial, indoors and outdoors.
Because of its resistance to heat, GSA handcrafts custom concrete countertops, dining tables, and fireplace surrounds. In the summer months, barbeque grills and ethanol-burning tabletop fireplaces are among the commissioned pieces.
With great water resistance, GSA is commissioned to cast surfaces, fixtures, and furnishings of concrete for outdoors, such as planters and fire tables. Also popular in the bathroom, stone vanity tops & vanities are among the most requested residential & commercial pieces.
No matter the environment in which a custom concrete piece makes home, its stain resistance is enjoyed. From active homes with families to busy business lobbies, the investment in a custom surface is valuable for years to come.
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The subtle incorporation of a concrete furnishing, fixture, or surface leans an air of quiet sophistication while communicating its silent strength. Taking advantage of GFRC’s ease of shaping and casting, concrete furniture, decor, and installments may be blended into the design aesthetics of indoor spaces of any decorating style. While greatly associated with industrial, contemporary, and modern motifs, any custom concrete surface, furnishing, or fixture may be incorporated into traditional. transitional, farmhouse, and other motifs by pairing the stone piece with other textures and materials.
With GSA’s offering of various hues, texturing techniques, edge styles, and embellishments such as resin inlays, the custom concrete is cast to capture the ambiance and visual prowess specific to your request.
For the best way to incorporate concrete furnishings & fixtures in your traditional home, GSA suggests requesting a neutral finish with hints of subtle design on the surface edge. Fireplace surrounds and concrete kitchen countertops are often commissioned for more traditional residential settings. This blend of stone and tradition creates a focal point in indoor traditional rooms that expresses elegance and upscale appointment.
If your abode nods to the estates and villas of Europe with stately style, concrete furniture will lend to the texture and time-worn finishes celebrated by the Old World style. Most cohesive for blending in interior rooms are requests for surface edges with elaborate details and surfaces with eye-catching inlays and other adornments. A muted hue of concrete is best complemented with accents of gold and bronze to pull the aesthetic together.
Convey contemporary cleanliness with concrete surfaces and furniture with straight edges and a hyper-polished finish. Or, perhaps you’re influenced by an industrial expression and care to use the subtle grey hues of concrete to create a monochromatic milieu accented by bold colors. No matter your preference. custom concrete will cooperate with your vision.
Charmed by the flexibility offered by lightweight concrete, custom concrete furnishings by GSA are specified throughout Chicago and surrounding locales. The Green Stone Artisans Pro Program is a collaboration with indoor and outdoor construction and design professionals in the Greater Chicago area. Professionals enjoy:
• Price Relaxation
• Specifying Assistance
• Lead Time Flexibility
• Designated Concrete Concierge
• Complimentary Color Samples