Finish and Sealer
TAKTL has developed sophisticated manufacturing capabilities that allow a wide variety of finish and sealer options within our standard programs. Beyond texture and color, we look at finishes as a way to accentuate the character of Architectural Ultra High Performance Concrete, whether it is to expose the mineral raw materials in TAKTL’s mix, add a natural aggregate, or further highlight a detailed texture.
Cast panels come straight out of the molds and mimic the finish of the urethane mold surface in high fidelity, whether the texture is smooth, rough or linear.
The precise, subtractive mediablast process reveals the underlying mineral raw materials in the A|UHPC mix without compromising integral texture definition.
In order to regulate the flow of moisture between the material surface and the environment, MicroSeal/T, a hydrophobic, breathable finish, is applied to all panels before shipment. MicroSeal/T is invisible and does not affect the rich, natural appearance of the panel.
For projects in which color variation is not desired, we offer an alternative factory-applied finish, ColorSeal/T. This process affords tighter control of the surface color characteristics, mitigating the color variation that results from using mineral raw materials.
Within the TAKTL KORSA program, aggregate finishes can be added to standard TAKTL panels and customized for aggregate color, size and density.
TAKTL panels can take on graphic characteristics by casting, routing, or masking and mediablasting, depending on the project design requirements.