Incorporating 10 years of research and development, Axolotl Concrete can be applied to virtually any solid surface at any size and shape and can be utilised in interior or exterior environments.
Axolotl Concrete is a cutting edge, sustainable, lightweight and cost effective aesthetic alternative to solid concrete.
Axolotl Concrete has already received several accolades including a 2011 Australian International Design Award, acceptance into the Material Connexion database and being showcased at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.
Description and principal function
Axolotl Concrete coating is 0.5mm thick and can be applied to virtually any solid surface of any size or shape giving the object the appearance of solid concrete without any of the associated restrictive, or environmental, issues.
Axolotl's patented (pending) technology is a world first, enabling concrete to be applied to embossed or debossed surfaces, etched or patterned with various textures. Axolotl Concrete can be implemented in both interior and exterior applications and is available in a range of colours.
Key features and benefits
Offering unlimited design possibilities, Axolotl Concrete can be applied to virtually any substrate material of any shape or form.
Patterns and textures can be carved into the substrate then coated, or imprinted onto the surface of the concrete creating a unique juxtaposition of fine detail in what is traditionally a construction material. The surface can also be inlaid with metal or coloured resins. Application opportunities are endless ranging from walls and kitchen bench tops, to signage and sculpture.
Sustainable alternative to solid concrete
The quantity of raw materials required for 1 square metre of Axolotl Concrete is just 1.5% of raw materials required for the same surface area of solid concrete. This translates to a fraction of the carbon emissions of the production of solid concrete.
Using a lightweight sustainable substrate for construction, an item coated with Axolotl Concrete weighs up to 20x less than a cast concrete object of the same size.
Lightweight facilitating ease of construction and installation
Incorporating a concrete aesthetic can be restricted when using traditional concrete technologies, due to associated limitations such as access, weight, size, cost of installation and curing time.
With Axolotl Concrete, panels, objects and forms can be constructed offsite from virtually any substrate – including lightweight, sustainable materials. The object can then be coated in an Axolotl Concrete surface, to give the object the appearance of a solid concrete object. The object is then complete and ready for easy installation, with no onsite construction work required.
Increased flexibility in application of concrete
Axolotl Concrete opens up limitless possibilities in concrete for designers and architects which were previously impossible in solid concrete whether due to weight and functionality restrictions or simply the limitations of the material itself. New applications never before realised include but aren’t limited to doors, garage doors, sculptural forms and joinery.
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