Concrete Zen goes Vertical - Concrete Fireplace in Squirrel Hill


Concrete Zen recently collaborated with Take Pride Construction and Design LLC of Pittsburgh, PA to customize this Fireplace area for a client in Squirrel Hill. The right and left flanking cabinets, in addition to the firebox, were fabricated and set by a custom cabinet maker working on the project. The clients were looking for an old world feel in a modern environment. Nicole Santella of Concrete Zen took their vision and created sample boards with an erratic texture, but still smooth to the touch, similar to a Venetian plaster finish. The concrete stains used were made from a soy base from Eco Procote - SoyCrete selections, and were purchased at Artemis Environmental in Lawrenceville (Pittsburgh,PA). The hearth was made from 3/4" GFRC Concrete to sit 3/16" above the hardwood floor.  The graining pattern on the concrete hearth was also created from soycrete stains.   This vertical treatment demonstrates yet another unique application of decorative concrete created by Concrete Zen.