Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC), as the name suggests, is concrete that is reinforced with glass fibres. These fibres, unlike steel reinforcement in traditional concrete, are dispersed throughout the concrete. This improves the impact, tensile and flexural strength of concrete making pieces less likely to crack.
GRC can be made at thicknesses not possible with traditional wet-cast concrete. Because GRC can be made thinner this allows larger pieces with fewer seams to be cast off site and installed in a similar fashion to stone bench tops.
The concrete for our GRC items are all batched and mixed in house at Concrete Society which eliminates the risks associated when using concrete procured from by a third party ready-mix concrete supplier.
Whilst we do offer both traditional wet-cast concrete and GRC, we highly recommend using GRC for the majority of benchtops and working surfaces due to its superior strength, durability and repeatability in finish.