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Cement: Living the trend

by Darren
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Identifying some of the driving factors that have propelled the usage of concrete as a final floor option.

The significant rise in popularity of cement as a final floor finish can be directly linked to its timeless attributes, not to mention its ability to adapt and serve as a solid base.

According to Cemcrete, there is a growing demand for seamless floors. The need for free-flowing floors from one area to the next, and from interiors to exteriors, ensures that these floors are becoming a firm favourite.

“Raw” materials started to make an appearance in 2013 and this year the trend has solidified. Wood, raw brick and cement function effectively to create textural differences while maintaining an organic look and feel – for example, pairing a brick wall with cool, grey cement floors and countertops.

There are several benefits of using cement-based floor finishes that include the usage of seamless floors to create an easy flow throughout a home. Although expansion joints are needed in the screed, some cement-based products can skim over them to create the seamless look. Expansion joints can also be incorporated into the design, either by neat straight cuts or by adding inlays of wood, brick, or tiles to name a few. Cement floors also open up smaller spaces and unite different areas with a common element.

There are different sealing options for the primary protection of your flooring surface. Either a matt or gloss sealer can be applied, or additionally a slip-resistant additive can be used for areas that are prone to getting wet.

Cemcrete pride themselves in offering cement-based flooring solutions that are timeless, sustainable and easy to maintain.

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