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Top five reasons why you should choose a polished concrete floor

Top five reasons why you should choose a polished concrete floor

If you’re building or refurbishing a home or business premises, you’re probably considering your flooring options and deciding which would be best. It’s not an easy decision and there are a lot of factors to weigh up, including cost, durability, appearance, and installation. Polished concrete has significantly grown in popularity in recent years and is now widely used in a range of settings, such as warehouses, hotels, restaurants, shops, offices and the home. There are many reasons for its rise

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How to clean polished concrete flooring

Polished concrete is amazingly hardwearing and long-lasting, yet at the same time, it is incredibly easy to clean and maintain. The fact that it is so robust and simple to look after means that polished concrete flooring is in demand across a wide variety of uses and especially in areas of high footfall, whether that’s a shopping centre, office block, warehouse or the home. To look at a polished concrete floor, you would be forgiven for thinking that it has

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How long do polished concrete floors last?

How long do polished concrete floors last? How long polished concrete floors last is one the most common questions we get asked. It is also an important consideration for anyone looking at their flooring options. The longevity of polished concrete flooring is one of the reasons why it has grown in popularity in recent years. It has widely become seen as the ‘go to’ flooring choice, especially in large areas of high footfall and heavy use such as warehouses, restaurants,

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Water or electric underfloor heating?

Should I choose water or electric underfloor heating? Underfloor heating spreads warmth evenly throughout a home using radiant heat. The floor is heated by the hot pipes looping underneath, which in turn, heats the objects in the room. However, while the principle remains the same, there are different underfloor heating systems available to achieve this. They mainly fall into the two categories of wet/water underfloor heating and dry/electric underfloor heating. Whether to choose water or electric underfloor heating is one

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Are polished concrete floors expensive?

As with any product choice, a large part of the decision-making process usually comes down to cost. We are often asked whether polished concrete floors are expensive, so here we’ll explore the question further. Cost of polished concrete floors A number of factors can affect the cost of polished concrete, such as the design and type of polished concrete you choose and of course, the area to be covered. In a standard building, there are typically many layers to a

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Can carpet be used with underfloor heating?

Can carpet be used with underfloor heating? When considering underfloor heating, it probably conjures up images of tiled or concreted rooms that are lovely and warm underfoot. But did you know you can also use underfloor heating with carpet? While most people probably quite fancy the idea of padding barefoot across a nice warm floor, many assume that this can only be achieved with laminate, stone, concrete or tiles and so on. However, if you prefer a carpeted floor, you

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What is polished concrete?

What is polished concrete? Polished concrete continues to grow in popularity as the flooring of choice, whether in large supermarkets, restaurants, warehouses, offices or homes. Not only does it offer a more efficient solution in terms of time and money, it is also incredibly practical, extremely durable and it looks sleek and stylish to boot. But what is polished concrete? Polished concrete is concrete that has been treated with a chemical densifier before being ground with progressively finer grinding tools

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Is underfloor heating expensive?

There’s nothing quite like walking over a warm floor in a room that feels toasty and cosy throughout. For that reason, underfloor heating very much feels like a luxury item, so many people assume it comes with a hefty price tag. In reality, underfloor heating is probably cheaper than you think. There are now many systems available, including, wet, dry and retrofit, and it is possible to find an underfloor heating system to suit most budgets. Once you’ve made the

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Are polished concrete floors slippery?

From huge stores like Wal-Mart, to corporate offices, schools, hospitals, churches and homes – polished concrete is growing in popularity all the time for the many practical benefits it offers. One of the main ‘wow factors’ of polished concrete is undoubtedly the shiny, smooth as glass appearance that can be achieved through a high-quality polishing process. Yet while this glossy appearance may leave you wondering whether polished concrete floors are slippery, they are in fact remarkably slip-resistant when installed and

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Underfloor heating versus radiators

Whether you’re building a new property, upgrading, or simply want to re-evaluate how you heat your home or business, there’s a lot to consider when it comes to the question of underfloor heating versus radiators. Although people think of underfloor heating as a modern invention, the principle was actually used by the Romans to heat their bath houses. Conventional radiators, on the other hand, have been around since the 1930s. But which is better? The first point to explain is

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