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Photo of a contemporary galley open plan kitchen in Melbourne with white splashback and glass sheet splashback. —  Houzz
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joanna_tovia
Joanna Tovia added this to Choose the Right Hard Flooring for Your Open-Plan Living Area8 December 2014

Polished concrete comes in all sorts of colours and you can choose the size of aggregate that gets mixed in – you can see the aggregate in this polished concrete whereas in the last shot, the aggregate is fine to the point the floor looks quite uniform in colour. If you’re really keen, you can throw mementos into it such as coins and keys – do so when the installers have trowelled in the concrete and are almost finished, so they don’t sink to the bottom. A concrete grinder will do a superficial grind before it has completely set (it takes 28 days to harden to maximum strength), and it will then be polished with your chosen sealant. You can choose a matt or gloss finish. The more it’s polished, the shinier it becomes.TIP: Choose wisely when it comes to colour – the colour can’t be easily changed after the fact unless you grind the concrete right back and pour the slab again.Read more: Concrete Flooring Is Cool, but Warmer Than You Think

lizdurnan
Liz Durnan added this to Concrete Flooring Is Cool, but Warmer Than You Think11 August 2014

It’s all in the mixThis floor took lots of forward planning – the slab was finished 12 months before the rest of the building but was worth the wait, according to Moloney. The exposed aggregate is a mix of 60% bluestone and 40% quartz with a black oxide added to the concrete mix. The surface was finished with a semi-gloss water-based polyurethane.“It’s not all about colour and gloss levels, though,” says Moloney. “We’ve found it’s important to think about how the mix is prepared and how the builder approaches the construction sequence around the grinding process. “When using a feature aggregate such as the quartz, we find that we get better results if the aggregate is mixed through the entire mix rather than ‘seeding’ it in by hand during the pour. We also like to grind the entire slab prior to erecting any of the walls. This way we get an even finish all the way to the edges.”

lizdurnan
Liz Durnan added this to 10 Ways Passive Solar Design Can Slash Your Energy Bills16 July 2014

5. Factor in flooring materialsThe best floors to absorb the maximum amount of heat from the sun, and retain it, are concrete and earth floors. Use rugs for extra warmth by all means, but position them so that some of the concrete is exposed to the sun for maximum heat gain.See more of this house

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Deanne Glayde added this to Deanne's ideas13 November 2019

Love this floor workshop, easy to clean and maintain

danziani
Daniel Anziani added this to Materiales & Ideas en LAX7 September 2019

Me encanta la idea de que pudiésemos tener una combinación así entre vidrios y pisos

info296853
info296853 added this to House17 August 2019

Conc slab - need to protect it if it is finished before the build - use plywood sheets. This slab was finished 12 months before the rest of the building. The exposed aggregate is a mix of 60% bluestone and 40% quartz with a black oxide added to the concrete mix. The surface was finished with a semi-gloss water-based polyurethane. “It’s not all about colour and gloss levels, though,” says Moloney. “We’ve found it’s important to think about how the mix is prepared and how the builder approaches the construction sequence around the grinding process. “When using a feature aggregate such as the quartz, we find that we get better results if the aggregate is mixed through the entire mix rather than ‘seeding’ it in by hand during the pour. We also like to grind the entire slab prior to erecting any of the walls. This way we get an even finish all the way to the edges.”

rupwalsh
rupwalsh added this to Sydenham Park Ideas27 July 2019

Polished concrete with stone flooring

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