Why We Love GFRC (You Will Too!)

GFRC stands for Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete. It is a composite material with concrete, fine aggregate, acrylic co-polymer, alkali-resistant glass fiber reinforcement, and additives.

On average, GFRC has 2 to 4 times more flexural strength than the conventional unreinforced concrete. GFRC is a perfect lightweight alternative for large scale fountains and containers. It allows for fountains and containers to be designed in much large sizes without having to deal with the prohibiting heavy
weight. Just like cast stone, GFRC can be stained in multiple different finishes.

(It is, however, more expensive to produce than regular concrete. Nothing good comes free in life.)

Why use fountains or containers made from GFRC?

  • The durability of GFRC makes it a strong contender for outdoor uses because it can withstand extreme weather conditions.
  • The lightweight material makes it easy to transport and install. Perfect for rooftop gardens or decks.
  • GFRC fountains and containers can be as much as 75% lighter than cast stone ones.
  • GFRC can be made to resemble real stone, terra cotta or cast stone.
  • Because it uses less cement than equivalent concrete and often includes significant quantities of recycled materials, GFRC qualifies as sustainable.
  • Due to its versatility, GFRC accommodates all design styles, from traditional to rustic and contemporary.