Project Specifications: The inside
of this café was to look like a re-creation
of Vincent van Gogh’s painting “Café Terrace at Night.” An
artist was hired to paint the walls, and Concrete Solutions Plus would create
floors that blend with the walls and look like the painting (including an overlay
faux “wood” patio).
Challenges: To successfully apply an overlay that looks
like the impressionist style painted by van Gogh. Also,
how to make a concrete overlay look like the wood patio
and cobblestone street in the painting.
Solution: The entire floor was covered with a micro-topping.
The “wood” patio was textured using a fresno
trowel to pull over the overlay while it was starting
to set. Then, acid stain was worked in with a push broom.
Other areas of the floor were left with a smooth surface,
however most areas were hand troweled - like the “cobblestone
street.” Next, the micro-topping was acid stained.
Then, additional coloring and texture was added with
colored overlay material to represent brush strokes.
*** Special thanks to Matt Casto for his ideas and hard