Concrete has long been a preferred choice in construction and design. While the initial appeal was for its structural qualities, now more than ever designers are turning to concrete for its aesthetic. Concrete can be used to create a raw industrial edge or an uncomplicated modern look — both of which are easily achieved with Muros Polished Concrete wall panels.
The raw material honesty and drama of exposed concrete has always impressed. Then factor in the superior durability and performance of concrete, and it is not surprising why it is such a popular solution for retail, commercial and office fit-outs. However, technology has now advanced from original in-situ concrete walls to moulded precast concrete, shuttered or form-work concrete, honed concrete and now authentic ‘concrete wall panels’. Today designers are fortunate to have a choice of products alongside the solid durable finish of real concrete. The texture and flexibility of concrete is available in various forms — from rough to polished concrete wall decorative finishes.
Muros Polished Concrete provides a novel design option when seeking a distinctive sophisticated appeal but without the glossy finish. Muros Polished Concrete wall panels are constructed from a durable fibreglass-base and are proven over 25 years. The panels authentically recreate the look and feel of a modern ‘urban’ polished concrete wall finish. What’s more, this is achieved without the weight or expense of the multi-step process of mechanical polishing and grinding inherent in traditional polished concrete.
The flat sections are separated by deep grooves and each contain two circular indentations creating an eye-catching feature. The panel surface is a smooth matt concrete but with some aged undulations and mild pitting to create an authentic finish. Should a different colour be desired, simply apply a light coat of paint (using HPLV or soft roll).
Used horizontally or vertically, Muros Polished Concrete Panels offer a uniform concrete look with symmetrical lines running throughout. The smooth grey panel is divided into five equal individual sections, synonymous with the style of Japanese architect, Tadao Ando. Design versatility can be achieved easily with the use of Muros Polished Concrete panels for walls, ceilings, columns, counters and fake cladding.
Given its structured format, the Muros Polished Concrete design is particularly suited to large scale surfaces. Column installation is also achievable and impactful. The smooth concrete finish provides an alternative to the Muros exposed and form-work concrete range — Muros Roughcast Concrete and Muros Concrete Boards respectively.
Create dramatic entrances, stairwells, workspaces, reception areas or exterior facades with Muros. Concrete designs are available in two tones — a cool Grey and a new Rust (oxidised/ corroded) colour.