Asphalt is typically black in colour. This is because the binder that is mixed with the chosen aggregates, bitumen, is a viscous black liquid. However, asphalt surface courses can also be produced in a range of colour variations. This is achieved by adding coloured pigment in the mixing process. The result of this, upon application, is bold and lively coloured surfacing.
Why use coloured asphalt?
Coloured asphalt in vibrant shades (such as red) can also be used to create coloured roadways and paths which are highly visible to road users. In this instance, coloured asphalt is ideal for cycle paths or bus lanes, or as a way of signalling a change in speed limit to drivers.
Another use for coloured asphalt is in the creation of MUGA surfacing and coloured playgrounds. Whether in schools, leisure centres or public places, coloured surfacing can be utilised to create a welcoming and fun space that is perfect for a wide range of sports. As well as this, the use of several different types of colours can be used to mark out different sports pitches clearly for ease of use.
The hard wearing nature of an asphalt surface course makes it the ideal for solution for these kinds of areas, as they are resilient and hard wearing in all types of weathers.
About NatraTex Coloured Asphalt
NatraTex is an asphalt surface course produced by BituChem. The two flagship products in the range, NatraTex Cotswold and NatraTex Colour, can be used in a range of applications within residential, recreational, retail and regeneration projects.
Both NatraTex Colour and NatraTex Cotswold are available in alternative colours to black. NatraTex Cotswold boasts a neutral buff hue that is sympathetic to the surrounding environment. This durable surface course is an ideal choice for use as an element in decorative landscaping, as the natural colour tone blends seamlessly with the surrounding environment resulting in a sleek and maintenance free finish.
NatraTex Colour performs to the exact same high standard as NatraTex Cotswold. The only difference between the two is that NatraTex Colour can be created in a wide range of vibrant tones from Salmon Pink to Blue and Red. This product is well-suited to the creation of coloured roads, playgrounds, MUGA pitches and decorative landscaping.
The Benefits of NatraTex Coloured Asphalt
NatraTex asphalt surface courses are:
- Low maintenance
For these reasons, they are perfect for a range of applications. In fact, we regularly work with customers across the UK to create attractive, resilient surfaces such as bus lanes, cycle paths, walkways, playgrounds, multi-use games areas, public highways, decorative landscaping, driveways, access roads and much more.
To find out more about NatraTex products, take a look at our portfolio to see examples of how they have been used in real-life applications. Alternatively, contact us today and speak to our team. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about either NatraTex Cotswold or NatraTex Colour.
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