This mixed media decorative concrete floor started as a concept for a waterfront home in Sydney, BC. Samantha Riche from Jenny Martin Design produced a google image which started early conversations as far as what direction to go. Stone Design proposed a mixed material floor consisting of brass, concrete, bronze and wood. The concrete resembled flowing water in shape and was contained with brass terrazzo divider strips which were bent into place. 6 different types of fish were sculpted out of modelling clay and negative molds were taken from these clay positives.
Rubber knockouts were placed onto the prepped floor and fastened into correct orientation. Rapid Set self levelling concrete was poured between the brass divider strips and up to the rubber fish knockouts. Finally the cured self levelling concrete was ground /polished and left to the hardwood flooring contractor to craft a tight fit.
drafting shape of individual fish
laying rubber fish knockouts into floor
getting ready to pour self levelling concrete
poured self levelling concrete
removal of the rubber fish
polishing the self levelling concrete
closeup of materials coming together