Strong life-cycle performance is the key underpinning of our concrete floors. Locally sourced materials, low energy production, resource efficiency, long life, minimal maintenance and recyclability – all components in a sustainability programme that significantly outperforms other flooring products and systems.
The concrete slab is almost always a basic, given element of a construction, whereas any floor covering consumes additional materials in manufacture (some of them not sustainable, most which end up in a landfill).
The new chemical technologies associated with polishing also impart low maintenance and high performance characteristics.
The absence of a surface coating reduces costs traditionally associated with flooring installations. The result is a smoother surface with reduced cleaning costs.
One of the highest sources of the continual release of harmful VOCs are plastic finishes such as urethanes and epoxies. While experts differ about the duration and scale of environmental impact, an entire floor surface coated in this manner adds considerably to an environment's toxic loading.
In contrast, polished concrete uses a very low VOC penetrating sealer as the final floor finish. Floors are safe, odour-free and available immediately.