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Product Focus — Decorative Overlay

Decorative Overlay is an affordable, High performance coloured cement base coating that is applied 2-3mm thick to create a vast range of patterns and finishes to replicate slate , stone , and other decorative textures. Overlay is economical because it provides long-term, durable renovation without the need for costly and continuous repairs normally associated with […]

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Product Focus —Metallic Epoxy Coatings

What exactly is Metallic Epoxy? Metallic epoxy is a low yellowing, self-leveling epoxy. Metallic powder pigments are mixed into the epoxy resin and then poured onto the floor or substrate. When these pigments become agitated with a paintbrush or roller, they gather, separate, twist and turn to reflect light at different angles. The epoxy then […]

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Myth busting facts about concrete/cement based flooring.

Myth #1: Concrete is cold This is a very common misconception. Concrete finishes are not as cold as many think. Cement/concrete is actually fantastic at absorbing and retaining heat, to gradually release it throughout the day. Concrete is actually warmer than having tiles due to its natural ability to absorb heat. Concrete floors are also […]

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PROJECTS FOCUS: SKATEPARKS—WHERE FUNCTIONALITY MEETS AESTHETICS

Skateparks have come a long way in terms of design and cosmetic appeal. Permacolour’s Colourmix has been extensively used in skatepark designs across New Zealand for new projects, extensions and revamps. Brilliant designs by local designers and architects has been instrumental in the creation of truly stunning skateparks where functionality meets design and aesthetics […]

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Stamped Concrete – Durable, unique and virtually maintenance free.

Stamped Concrete (Also know as Imprinted or Patterned concrete) has been around for many years. The process involves stamping freshly poured concrete with a patterned stamp mat. Stamped concrete is designed to resemble timber, rock, brick, slate, flagstone, cobblestone and other patterns. Using the natural/original materials to achieve these looks are costly and require more upkeep […]

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Product Focus – Colourmix

Permacolour Colourmix Permacolour’s Colourmix is a versatile colouring system suited for residential, commercial and manufacture applications.  Colourmix is of top quality, UV Stable and cost-effective. Colouring concrete at the time of pouring is still the most cost-effective way of achieving the coloured concrete look. Below we take a look at some of the many uses […]

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Product Focus – Maintenance

Decorative concrete floor maintenance Decorative concrete floor maintenance is an important factor when choosing a floor covering. No flooring material is truly maintenance free, and the same holds true for decorative concrete. Concrete floors are relatively easy to care for when compared with other types of flooring (especially carpet), however, they do require regular attention. […]

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Product Focus – Benefits of coloured concrete flooring

BENEFITS OF COLOURED CONCRETE AND CEMENT BASED FLOOR COATINGS Choosing the most suitable floor finish for a new build or renovation can be a tough one considering all the options available as well as the associated pros and cons of each. Coloured concrete floors used to be synonymous with a  “cold” or industrial” feel, however, […]

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Industry Information – Decorative Concrete – What should I know?

Decorative Concrete – What should I know? The purpose of this guideline is to highlight the characteristics of decorative concrete and to avoid disappointment due to unrealistic expectations. All information should be considered, regardless of concrete supply company, plant location or installer or contractor used. This would include Coloured concrete, exposed aggregate, stamped concrete, honed […]

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