Concrete has been known since ancient times. On a large scale, the Romans were the first to use it, hence they are considered inventors of concrete. It was not until the eighteenth century, however, that concrete very similar to the modern one began to be used. Among the types of concrete known to us today, we distinguish not only ordinary structural concrete, but also architectural concrete. Its popular variant is GRC architectural concrete.
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Both are made from the same raw materials, cement, sand and water. However, there is a fundamental difference between them, because metallurgical cement is used for the production of architectural concrete. Additionally, during the production of architectural concrete, chemical admixtures are used, which improve its workability and plasticity. You can also add dyes to it. Thanks to them, GRC facade panels can have not only traditional gray, anthracite or white color.
GRC concrete is a variant of architectural concrete. As we have already mentioned, various admixtures are added during the production of architectural concrete. Architectural concrete can also be reinforced. Glass fibers are then added. Architectural concrete with an admixture of these fibers is called GRC. The name GFRC is also used interchangeably. This concrete is used, inter alia, for the production of facade panels.