As the winter months become more prominent in South Africa, we naturally gravitate to elements that provide warmth and comfort during the colder temperatures. Fireplaces and fire pits are a great way to add warmth and ambiance to your living space. Free-standing or incorporated into your design, fireplaces and fire pits have become a very popular addition to any room in or outside your home. Today we answer some of your ‘burning’ questions about how to incorporate Cemcrete finishes into your cosy corners…
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Cemcrete and Stewarts Walls & Floors applied CreteCote to a Modern Family Home. The thin skim-on floor coating adds versatility and durability and produces a 1.6mm decorative finish ideal for interior domestic renovations. Stewarts Walls & Floors, a licensed Cemcrete contractor, specialises in cement-based walls and floors. The new floor at this modern family home enhances […]
Since the kitchen is the heart of every home, Cemcrete decides to look at the top design trends for 2019 to give you some kitchen renovation inspiration. Dusky Ambiance Opting for a dark kitchen is a daring choice but when you take the risk it can really pay off. Combining a matt black floor with […]
The colour of your pool can create a certain aesthetic or vibe in your backyard and choosing the perfect shade for your swimming pool can be a daunting task. It is important to make sure that you choose a colour that reflects your own personal style and that ties in with the surroundings. Cemcrete’s PoolCrete […]
Most trends come and go faster than the seasons, however, it seems that the grey trend is here to stay. In recent years greys have become the preferred base for most interior and exterior spaces. The versatility of different shades of grey offer endless pairing options that work for any space in the home whether […]
The ceiling is a space in your home that is often overlooked (irony intended), but have you ever thought of what a key accent it could be in your space? We’re talking, sophisticated, unique feature ceilings that can transform your home space. We chatted to Cemcrete, who recently launched their selection of ceiling coatings to […]
Cemcrete cement-based products create finishes that reflect the unique look of Africa without conflicting with the environment. The company believes that a finish should mature over time and take on a life of its own – mottling and growing into a natural-looking work of art. Omaanda Lodge in Namibia, Latitude 15° in Zambia, Tongabezi Lodge in Zambezi, […]
Earlier this year, Cemcrete launched their new website – which already blew us away – but the cement-based finish manufacturer didn’t stop there. They have now launched an even more exciting section of their website called, ‘Featured Projects’. This section showcases projects where Cemcrete finishes have been used. From retail to restaurants, residential to bush […]
We recently saw the launch of an exciting new product added to the Cemcrete range – CemCote Skimmed. This product is a skim-on coating (as the name implies) that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also extremely versatile. Let’s look at some of the many ways that CemCote Skimmed can be used.
The saying goes that change is as good as a holiday, and renowned cement-based finish manufacturer, Cemcrete has taken this to heart. The company recently launched its new website and some of the innovative features are: 1) Find your perfect finish quiz The revamped website features a new look-and-feel with an emphasis on ease of […]
Let’s face it – with all the flooring options out there even the most skilled flooring professionals sometimes feel overwhelmed. So what should you choose? By nature, people strive for floors that are out of the ordinary, not mass produced and that will be adaptable to their everyday lives. It is for these exact reasons […]
Outdoor living spaces are the latest and greatest trend for outdoor areas. Not only are they the muse behind memorable evenings underneath the stars, but they form a feature for any outdoor entertainment area. We take a look at our top 7 outdoor flooring trends using Cemcrete’s products.
Dining has now more than ever become an experience, rather than just nibbling on a plate of food. Guests are thirsting for an aesthetically pleasing space as well as tasty menu options. South African restaurants are moving away from mundane and stereotypical finishes and are creating spaces that are as artisanal as the dishes they […]
Africa is known for its host of breathtaking lodges and private retreats which makes the most of the variety of African landscapes and natural scenery. Cemcrete finishes are synonymous with lodge design and have been used in lodges and hotels throughout Africa since 1973. We showcase 5 awe-inspiring lodges all boasting Cemcrete finishes.
Paul Ballen is an artisanal ice-cream producer in Johannesburg. Every flavour of Paul's Homemade Ice-Cream is handmade with small batches of fresh and carefully selected, high quality ingredients, with a total absence of synthetic additives and chemicals. Like any other gourmet cuisine, they see ice cream as an art and they treat their art with respect, without cutting corners. They believe that the legitimacy of their craftsmanship is based on the undivided and “hands on” attention that every batch of ice-cream receives through the production process. At Cemcrete we also value the craftsmanship of applying a cement-based finish and therefore it was the perfect choice for the finishes of the stores in Rivonia and Hyde Park. Enjoy the droolworthy tour.
Chobe Game Lodge recently underwent renovations and was updated using mostly Cemcrete finishes, the ideal canvas for the Moroccan-style decor. The lodge has a colourful, romantic feel that is somehow just the right mix of practical and whimsical... enjoy the tour.
As the winter months become more prominent in South Africa, we naturally gravitate to elements that provide warmth and comfort during the colder temperatures. Fireplaces and fire pits are a great way to add warmth and ambiance to your living space.
Ranging from raw to rustic, everyone has their own taste and personal flair. In this day and age, it can be difficult to find a product that can achieve and appeal to various styles. Cemcrete offers a wide range of distinct cement-based coatings perfect for your floors, walls, countertops and pools.
PPC Botswana’s Building Dreams competition has come to an end and the 4 million Pula house was given to a lucky Kgakgamatso Nthebolan, a young woman from central Botswana. The competition that ran for a year attracted over 24 000 entries from all over the country.
Decorative cement-based finishes are the perfect example of a synergy between beauty, sustainability and economy. Cement-based finishes from Cemcrete fulfil the requirements of sustainable construction and offer meaningful green credentials.
One of the trickiest decisions when renovating or building your home is deciding on the most suitable type of flooring. An important part of making this decision is being aware of the pros and cons of different flooring options. Consider concrete for its versatility and durability, and read on to discover the overall benefits of choosing a cement-based finish for your floor.
Building homes that are green and environmentally friendly has become the mantra for more and more builders and homeowners, as they discover how easy it can be to attain all the benefits of sustainable construction without sacrificing aesthetics or breaking the budget.
PoolCrete is recommended for the interior plastering of walls and floors of new and old swimming pools. It provides a thick smooth plaster which becomes a very hard and integral part of the pool structure
CemCote provides a tough, economical coating for direct application to off-shutter concrete, cement plaster, cement wash, fairface brickwork and other similar