are many hypertufa recipe''s. Listed below are some
that are useful and pretty easy to follow.
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The basic Hypertufa recipe A, comprises of
the following constituents. There are 1.5 parts of perlite, 1.5
parts of peat and 1 part of Portland cement. In this, white
Portland cement is to be used. This is the advisable recipe in
case; the person desires a capability to carve a design or
pattern in the tufa. This mixture can be worked upon when it is
sufficiently damp. This can prove to be an excellent basic
granite look product.
The basic Hypertufa recipe B, comprises of
the following ingredients. There are 1.5 parts of vermiculite,
1.5 parts of peat and 1 part of Portland cement. As vermiculite
is used in place of perlite, the final product has a somewhat
more weight. The vermiculite has a slight sparkle and is good
to touch. Similar to recipe A, recipe B also has an ability to
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The Hypertufa recipe for added strength
consists of 1 part of perlite or vermiculite, 1 part of peat, 1
part of sand and 1 part of Portland cement. It must be noted
that in case of this recipe, all the constituents are in an
equal ratio. Such a mixture results in a stronger tufa. As
compared to recipe A and B, this third type of recipe is
slightly heavier. The sand is available in several textures.
The selection of the sand has an effect on the final color of
The Hypertufa recipe with fiber mesh for
added strength is made up of 1 large handful nylon fiber mesh,
0.5 parts of coarse sand, 1.5 parts of peat moss, 2 parts of
perlite and 2 parts of Portland cement. If the dry ingredients
of the tufa are taken one cup each, then the amount of fiber
mesh should be equal to a tablespoon. In case of this recipe,
it must be noted that the fiber mesh may be difficult to
procure in the surrounding region. So, it is necessary to
approach a local ready mix concrete company. One bag of the
fiber mesh would last for a considerable amount of time.
An approximate thumb rule is that 1.5
cubic feet of perlite, 1 cubic foot of compressed peat moss and
30 lbs of Portland cement results in a mixture that is
sufficient to make a trough of 8 inches x 12 inches x 12
inches. The dry ingredients must be measured in a huge
container like a wheelbarrow. For mixing the ingredients, the
use of a garden hand trowel, concrete trowel and a shovel is
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