Square imagines and designs street furniture
for a new use of time and urban space

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Materials and finishes


All treatment and finish is made in our workshop

Wood

  • Exotic wood: Moabi ou Tali – FSC forest certification (on request).
  • European wood: Black locust or -PEFC forest certification.
  • Black locust: Only European wood naturally rot-resistant (class 4).
  • Northern Pine: Treated by Class 4 autoclave
  • Aspect / feel : Wood keeps its natural aspect thanks to finish by application of saturator.
  • Finish according to the dimension of and wood species:
    • On small sections of BLACK LOCUST and MOABI : 3 layers of saturator
    • On big sections of MOABI : 1 layer for seal coating and 2 layers of integrated surface coating in aqueous phase.
    • On Tali of all sections: 2 layers of integrated surface coating in aqueous phase.
  • Also provided without finish : wood can then slowly turn to a greyish shade.
To remember :
  • The application of teak oil or a saturator gives only a temporary finish which requires regular maintenance, whereas integrated surface coating keeps the finish of the wood much longer, but requires more care and cleaning.
  • BLACK LOCUST tends to become chapped in the first months of its exposition, but without damaging its high-resistance.

CERANOVA

Composite of cement and glass (CCV) made of sand, cement, hydraulic binder and glass fibre.


Aspect / Feel : Terracota. The terracota surface effect is kept in glazed and unglazed versions.


Colours and finish :
  • Terracota or grey (unglazed), blue or green (glazed), batch-dyed.
  • Painted according to RAL colour chart, mat or gloss (on request)
  • Anti-graffiti mat or gloss treatment (on request)
  • Garantee : This material presents the aesthetic qualities of terracota (warm and traditional colours) and the mecanic qualities of a composite material (impact-resistant-8 to 14 N/mm²-and frost-resistant).
Terracotta Ceranova Ceranova Grey Ceranova glazed stoneware Ceranova blue paint Blue glazed Ceranova Red paint Ceranova Green glazed Ceranova

ECOTECK

Recyclable composite slats made from linen fibers and polymere. Profile manufactured by extrusion according to NF 514 norm.

  • Aspect/feel : wood.
  • Finish : Easy'net protection lotion.
  • Garantee : auto-extinguishible, rot-proof, guaranteed rigidity, easy care.
Ecoteck Ecoteck

ACIER CORTEN

Acier auto-patiné à corrosion superficielle forcée.

  • Epaisseur de l’acier : 4 mm
  • Aspect : rouillé et nuancé
  • Traitement : oxydation, protection UV et application d’un vernis.
  • L’acier corten Square bénéficie d’un traitement qui bloque toute coulure due à l’évolution du matériau.
Corten

STAINLESS STEEL

Finished structural hollow sections cold.
316 l marine grade.
Brushed finish or electrolytic polishing.

Treatment of metal surfaces

Zink metallizing

  • Garantees : Efficient protection with extremely durable coating
  • On request : The thickness of the metallizing can be increased for products exposed to particularly strong weather conditions.
  • Some of our products can receive spray galvanizing protection instead of metallizing

Thermo-lacquering

  • Aspect / feel : Mat, gloss, sand, satin, textured, frosty finish…
  • Colours : RAL colour chart
  • Garantees : Quality finish and environmentally-safe. Polyester paints meet requirements of NFT 36-005 norm and have a high resistance to UV and excellent weatherability.

Norms and maintenance

  • Respects NF P99-610 norm :« Robustness and stability characteristics of public benches »
  • Respects of 15th January 2007 decree : « applying to technical prescriptions on pedestrian footpaths about the accessibility of roads, streets and public areas. »
  • Square recommends the application of NF 99-650 norm :
    « Street furniture creating comfort and cleanliness – Maintenance of street furniture – Organisation and monitoring of this maintenance »