ShapeCrete Named to This Old House Top 100 list of Best New Home Products of 2015
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (November 2, 2015) – ShapeCrete®, the new high-performance, versatile concrete mix that plays like clay and works like concrete, has been named a 2015 This Old House Top 100 product. The fifth annual list celebrates the 100 best new home products of the year and will be featured in the November/December issue of the magazine and online at thisoldhouse.com.
This Old House editors choose products from seven categories – kitchen, bath, tools, building products, outdoor living, home tech and finishing touches – that they believe will help readers find products that will save them time and money and enable them to update their homes with ease and style.
“We are thrilled to have been chosen by the editors of This Old House as a Top 100 product,” said Eric Peterson, president – SAKRETE of North America. “We know ShapeCrete inspires many different applications and is so easy to use that we know the readers of This Old House will love the product.”
“ShapeCrete is versatile and extremely easy to work with, allowing users to create anything their imagination allows,” said Fu-Tung Cheng, president of CHENG Concrete and co-collaborator of ShapeCrete. “The shape-able concrete material can be poured, rolled, pushed, sculpted or molded in both thick and thin applications.”
As a durable, professional-grade concrete product, ShapeCrete allows makers, crafters, DIYers and contractors to stretch the limits of their creative potential through concrete designs that require no oven-baking or kiln-firing. Since ShapeCrete is designed for simple workability in both thick and thin applications, users can simply add water, mix and sculpt the clay-like substance into shapes or forms, such as custom planters, vases, bowls, address tiles, garden sculptures, furniture and more.
Additionally, ShapeCrete provides 30 to 60 minutes of working time and can be colored with concrete colors during mixing or painted once hardened after 24 hours. The end result is a durable concrete structure with a beautiful finish that can include a smooth or glass-like appearance, a refined texture or even detailed impressions of other objects.
ShapeCrete is available at select Home Depot locations in the Northeast and East coast, Sutherlands, True Value, and other select arts and crafts, home improvement and hardware retailers throughout the U.S. It can also be ordered online at Concrete Exchange. Visit shapecrete.com for project ideas and more information.
SAKRETE® was founded in 1936 as North America’s original dry cement mix brand and is a leader in concrete and concrete-related products, and other top-quality building products. The SAKRETE® brand is owned and managed by Oldcastle Architectural and is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. For additional information about SAKRETE®, call 1-800-738-1621 or visit Sakrete.com. Oldcastle Architectural is a division of Oldcastle®, Inc., the North American arm of CRH plc, one of the top five international building products companies — www.crh.com. For more information, call (855) 346-2766 or visit oldcastlearchitectural.com.
About CHENG Concrete
Founded by award-winning designer and author Fu-Tung Cheng in 1978, CHENG Design was originally built on a foundation of residential renovations and soon developed a reputation for innovative, contemporary kitchen and bath design. The Berkeley, Calif.-based company soon evolved to offer custom home design services and commercial products with the launch of CHENG Design Products, Inc., which includes the CHENG Concrete division. CHENG Concrete was the first and is the leading brand in the artisan concrete revolution offering creative products designed and developed by Cheng, as well as a complete line of products and how-to resources available at CHENG Concrete Exchange. For additional information about CHENG Design and CHENG Concrete, call 1-800-877-6052 or visit chengdesign.com.