Concrete know-how

The beauty of concrete is that is a natural product. As such no two items will ever be the same.

Every item produced by Glyde is bespoke. As such it is important to understand the expectations for your concrete basin.

All products are hand-made and hand-finished.

Variations in products are expected and are an inherent property of all products. 

These variations can be found in texture, dimension, colour, aggregate distribution and exposure.

Samples of any material may not precisely represent material you will receive due to the above.

Shades of colour, for example, may vary per shipment due to the inherent nature of the materials used. For example, the humidity on the day the concrete is poured can subtly affect the colour of the cured concrete.

“Variegated” colours are highly variable in pattern. The pattern may be different from samples in density, size and distribution of patterning. The pattern may vary from slab to slab. Variegation is random.

Embedded objects such as glass chips, metal shavings or stones are randomly
distributed and tend to shift during the casting process. Every effort is made to use the size and density of objects shown in a sample, but size and density will vary throughout the finished slabs.

Embedded metal shavings are composed of stainless steel, steel, and other metals, and the composition of the shavings is not under the control of Glyde, as the shavings are recycled from a machine shop. Some rust may occur on some shavings and should be considered inherent to the look of the product.

Hairline cracks that may occur in the finished product are a natural characteristic of concrete. Hairline cracks do not affect the structural integrity of the concrete.

Undermount sinks will be mounted with a slight overhang of the countertop over the flange of the sink, so that the flange is not visible, unless otherwise specified in the Description of Job.

All sizes are nominal and slight variations in thickness and other dimensions are to be expected. Maximum dimensional variations are +0mm – 6mm at maximum slab length; typical variations are usually half of the maximum or less.