SETTING THE MOOD WITH THE ART OF CONCRETE
For over 10 years, Claudio Danella, founder of Rinnovo, has valued concrete as a material used for thinking, designing and producing countertops, furniture and decorative panels with high quality concrete. This comes as the result of many years of research for the perfect mix and the development of better manufacturing techniques which now make Rinnovo an expert in manufacturing functional and unique pieces.
“We specialize in the design of elegant and durable pieces with steelike’s ultra-high-performance concrete. We have used this product for many years now, which allows us to create oversized designs that are thinner and harder than those of our competitors.”
– Claudio Danella
The composition of the concrete we use is a unique mix developed in the United States that meets high quality standards of durability and hardness, which gives us a high-performance and malleable final product.
Because of its lightness and flexural strength, we have the possibility to manufacture extremely long pieces without any seams and surfaces and as thin as a quarter inch. Steelike concrete is also, less porous, ecological and more durable than any equivalent product.
STEELIKE™ : THE EXCLUSIVITY
Rinnovo is the only manufacturer using Steelike’s ASTM certified ultra-high-performance products. We specialize in concrete and sealers that comply with high quality standards and we are proud to offer our clients high-value products at prices similar to those of our competitors.
The possibilities to design and manufacture pieces with our concrete are endless based on dimensions, textures and colors. Here are some examples of projects custom designed for your home.
Vanities with integrated sinks
OUTDOOR / COMMERCIAL
Fireplace hearth and surround
STAGES OF PROJECT EXECUTION
We listen carefully to your needs in order to get the results you are looking for.
We will give you the best advice possible and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions to guide you through the process.
First, provide us with pictures and inspirations and, If possible, send us approximate measurements or dimensions
When we have enough information, we’ll give you an approximate cost for your project. This stage helps you figure out the budget you have for this project.
You also have the possibility to decide the color and finish of the concrete depending on your taste and the setting you want to recreate in your space.
After this stage, we come to your house to take the exact measurements. When the documents are completed, we let you know the final cost for manufacturing, delivery and installation.
Because every project is unique, some more complex than others, we will give you the most realistic manufacturing deadline possible.
It usually takes a period of 4 to 6 weeks from the moment of templating to the delivery of your piece.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This section includes answers to questions for which you may have about concrete and sealers.
IS CONCRETE RESISTANT TO HEAT ?
Although the sealer can handle high heat, the moisture in the concrete can vaporize and, like popcorn, pop. The metal fibers dissipate the heat better than other types of fibers but we still recommend a trivet always be used.
WHAT WILL BE THE FINAL COST OF MY PROJET ?
Many people think concrete is cheap, which would be true if we used, for example, concrete for sidewalks.
First, the addition of high-performance material, pigments, sealers and decorative elements partly justifies the costs. Moreover, we must add the stage of the design and manufacturing of custom pieces, which are built from handcrafted molds. Finally, the processing, curing, sealing, delivery, and the installation are more elements that demonstrate the value of Rinnovo’s concrete. An estimate of the final cost will be provided to you for confirmation before beginning the project.
ARE THERE WEIGHT OR DIMENSIONS LIMITS WHEN USING CONCRETE ?
Each of our concrete pieces is handcrafted upon request. We listen to our clients. You are the project’s decision-maker. You are the one choosing the color, shape, thickness and finish of your piece. Concrete allows us to go beyond the design of straight lines and finishes.
Because of Steelike’s concrete lightness and flexural strength, the design possibilities are endless.
DOES CONCRETE SCRATCHE OR STAIN ?
The sealer is very durable, but concrete surfaces can still scratch if a knife blade or the weight of a heavy object meets with the surface. Rinnovo uses Steelike’s high-quality sealer. It is a high-performance hybrid reactive sealer that is extremely durable and resistant to staining agents like red wine, lemon juice and mustard.
Knives should not be used directly on the countertop as they will damage the sealer and compromise the concrete surface; so use a cutting board.
For detailed instructions, please refer to the maintenance handbook.
WHY USE ULTRA-HIGH-PERFORMANCE CONCRETE?
Overall, this material offers solutions with advantages such as speed of construction, improved aesthetics, superior durability, and impermeability against corrosion, abrasion and impact—which translates to reduced maintenance and a longer life span for the structure.
WHY CHOOSE RINNOVO FOR YOU PROJECT ?
Rinnovo is the only manufacturer using Steelike’s (ASTM tested) ultra-high-performance products. We specialize in concrete and sealers that comply with high quality standards and we are proud to offer our clients high-value products at prices similar to those of our competitors.
WHAT ARE THE MANUFACTURING COSTS AND DEADLINES ?
The price compares to high end granite or quartz and may vary depending on the project ex: kitchen countertop vs a vanity with integrated sink. Manufacturing deadline depends on the dimension and complexity of the project; it usually ranges between 4 to 6 weeks.
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY COUNTERS ?
Countertop care and is reduced because we use high end hybrid reactive sealers. There is no waxing required as waxes do little to protect against staining and etching. Clean up requires the use of mild soap and warm water only. It is best to avoid abrasive soaps, pads and caustic cleaners that may mar or scratch the surface.
You have a specific project in mind?
Please contact us for any questions about our products and services. You can reach us by phone, by email or by completing the following form.
Please provide us with any relevant documentation for your project, whether it is drawings, photos or anything else, to help us understand what you have in mind. You can also provide us with links to download like Dropbox, Wetransfer.com or your Houzz album.
Let us know as well if professionals are involved in your project, like designers, architects or contractors. We will be please to work with them.
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