Here’s 9 Ways to Use Concrete That You Haven’t Thought Of
Concrete has been used for a very long time, but if you think it is just for roads, pedestrian zones, or construction work you will definitely be surprised by the following. People have always searched for ways to use different materials for unlikely purposes, especially when the material is easily modified like it is the case with concrete. Artists, innovators and even everyday people make unusual objects from concrete which have nothing to do with its primary use, but still have a place in homes, offices, exhibitions, outdoor spaces and other places. Here are some of the amazing uses for concrete.
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One of the first uses for alternate uses of concrete is the creation of furniture. Concrete sofas, armchairs, chairs, beds, lamps and other pieces of furniture can be found in the homes of some people. It is a little hard for sitting or lying, but it can be done with incredible detail which will longer-lasting than any other furniture you may have.
Concrete floor tiles
Someone came up with an idea to produce floor tiles made of concrete. They come in all shapes and sizes as well as in many colorful styles. Floors will never be the same.
You may not believe it, but there are gadgets made out of concrete. USB memory sticks, speakers, and even docks for mobile phones have already been made from concrete and they function as any normal counterpart.
Concrete wine cellar
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This is one of the cheapest and best ways to make a place for your collection of wines. Precast molds can be easily installed and they will be one of the safest places for you to keep and present your wine collection.
It may be hard to imagine but some artists have incorporated concrete into the fabric and made amazing shapes of lace which can be suspended in mid-air and look wonderful.
Concrete can be used to give your garden form and style in a way that is still very rustic and earthly. Stones, shapes and casts can bring out your gardens beauty in an amazing and natural way.
Art and sculptures
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Many artists have turned to concrete to produce wonderful and breathtaking pieces which are very different and new. Cars, trees and abstract shapes are the most common among these pieces, but only imagination is the limit.
Games and slides
Many board games have their version made in concrete, like chess, scrabble, checkers and other. Apart from small board games, concrete can be used for large scale game accessories like it was in one play-house where a giant slide for children is made out of concrete.
Finally, a group of students have constructed an espresso machine made out of concrete. Believe it or not it is fully functional, though it is a hassle to move around.
Safe Site Facilities have been working with concrete for a very long time and use in to keep properties safe from vandals as well as to create temporary car parks. Concrete is such an adaptable material that you can make almost anything you can think of using this adaptable substance.