Concrete and cement – on trend and bringing the outdoors in

The fine line between the indoors and alfresco is quickly disappearing, as more interior designers and landscapers employ techniques and choose products which make the transition between the two areas virtually seamless. The popularity of our concrete outdoor furniture and cement outdoor furniture cannot be underestimated. We sell these pieces for indoor and outdoor use. And sometimes in between!

Why are concrete and cement currently on-trend mediums of choice?

They are two of the few materials that can be used successfully both indoors and out. The grey tones lend themselves to a variety of accent hues and palettes without distracting from the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape or architecture.

Concrete and cement are durable and strong. They withstand a multitude of sins. Heavy traffic. Spillage. Weather. Age. In terms of return on investment, concrete will last for decades when properly taken care of and requires very low maintenance.

So… I hear you ask – what is the difference between concrete and cement? Although the terms cement and concrete often are used interchangeably, cement is actually an ingredient of concrete. Concrete is a mixture of aggregates and paste. The aggregates are sand and gravel or crushed stone; the paste is water and cement. Put simply, concrete has “bits” in it. These “bits often provide points of interest and features when polished.

In the end – the choice between concrete and cement is up to you – bearing in mind that not two concrete pieces of furniture will be exactly the same in terms of look and texture. Slight irregularities are what makes them unique…and stunning 🙂

To see our range of concrete outdoor furniture, click here.
Our cement furniture is here.