Cement flooring offers a range of benefits with products that further enhance its aesthetics appeal.
One of the trickiest decisions when renovating or building a home is deciding on the most suitable floor type. To make this decision it is crucial to be informed on the advantages and disadvantages of different flooring options. Concrete is often considered for its versatility and durability. This article will consider all the benefits of choosing a cement-based finish.
A cement-based floor enables the creation of a seamless finish permitting the extension of indoor living spaces. There are also several options for exterior usage that prevent cement flooring from being slippery. One option is to choose a textured finish. This can be achieved with Cemcrete’s Colour Hardener and various imprinting mats to create a myriad of beautiful finishes including rock, wood, textured tiles and more. If a smooth look is preferred, Cemcrete also offers a slip-resistant sealer, which reduces the risk of slipping on surfaces prone to getting wet, particularly in bathrooms and around swimming pools.
Cement-based floors rarely need replacement, especially when installed and maintained correctly. Once installed and finished off with the correct sealer, a new cement-based floor is very easy to clean and maintain – only requiring damp mopping. A good-quality sealer is also applied to help resist water, stains, dirt and abrasives.
Cemcrete offers a range of different sealers for various applications and needs. It also offers a CreteCare range of floor maintenance products that consists of three products: CreteCare Mop & Shine for daily cleaning; CreteCare Polish to protect the sealer; and CreteCare Floor Polish Stripper for when the layers of polish become too thick.
Cemcrete also manufactures quality cement-based coatings that include three varieties of floor coatings for a range of applications, renovations, new buildings or an extension of a current floor finish. For renovation purposes, Cemcrete has created a skim-on floor coating that can be used either on top of existing tiles or floor slabs. CreteCote is a coloured, cement-based floor coating that is both versatile and durable. It produces a 1.5 mm smooth, decorative finish with subtle mottling for interior surfaces. It can be sealed to a matt or gloss finish and polished for further protection and shine. When laying a new screed, Colour Hardener is considered the ideal floor finish, which is supplied in a dry powder that is sprinkled onto wet, new screeds and wood-floated in, essentially becoming part of the floor screed.
For a hardwearing finish that requires minimum maintenance, PolishCrete offers a terrazzo-type floor finish with exposed aggregate. PolishCrete is designed to provide a hard, polished, decorative coating for internal floors, ideally suited for domestic use, retail shops, restaurants, hospitality sectors, lobbies, etc.
Cemcrete offers a range of colours for each floor product as well as various sealers to add effects such as gloss, matt, slip resistance, colour enhancement, etc.
Decorative cement-based flooring is a unique example of the synergy between beauty, sustainability and economy, which will last for many years.
For more information on Cemcrete floor finishes go to: www.cemcrete.co.za or contact 0860 CEMCRETE (236273).