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5 Benefits to Concrete Floors for Everyday Living
Get low-maintenance home flooring that creates high impact and works with home styles from traditional to modern
"home flooring that creates high impact and works with home styles from traditional... think of concrete floors, you probably think "cold," "prison like" or "industrial."... warm a concrete floor can look.... benefits, concrete may become your new favorite on future projects. Be prepared to have... I have concrete floors. Since I use it for an art studio the concrete floors tolerate... amazing floors. I love concrete floors. When we bought our house I had the carpets..."
Considering Concrete Floors? 3 Green-Minded Questions to Ask
Learn what’s in your concrete and about sustainability to make a healthy choice for your home and the earth
"in your concrete and about sustainability to make a healthy choice for your home and... Concrete floors are becoming increasingly popular due to their versatility and durability... considering concrete floors for inside your home, there are three questions you can ask... sure the concrete is a healthy choice for you and the planet.... have a concrete floor. About the difficulty of walking on concrete floors, I find..."
Objects of Desire: Beautifully Individual Concrete Floors
Concrete comes in more colors and finishes than ever before. See if these 6 floors open your eyes to the possibilities
"Concrete comes in more colors and finishes than ever before. See if these 6 floors... perhaps no flooring material is as durable as concrete. It is also sustainable and bu... sound like concrete might work for you? Learn more with the six beautiful concrete floors... look of concrete depends on two main factors: the aggregate particle mix that makes... actual concrete, and the color. Color can be achieved via the aggregate itself, mixing..."
Kitchen Counters: Concrete, the Nearly Indestructible Option
Infinitely customizable and with an amazingly long life span, concrete countertops are an excellent option for any kitchen
"span, concrete countertops are an excellent option for any kitchen... Concrete, the humble material behind many a building foundation, makes for nearly... rights, concrete rises above much of the countertop competition. Learn more below... whether concrete counters are right for your kitchen.... called 'Q/A Concrete Session - Concrete floor, concrete countertop and concrete fireplace... 0/Q-A-Concrete-Session---Concrete-floor--concrete Another option: There is a product..."
Houzz Tour: See a Concrete House With a $0 Energy Bill
Passive House principles and universal design elements result in a home that’ll work efficiently for the long haul
"with a concrete structure to create a home built on super-energy-efficient Passive... heat the concrete floors. To Josh Esposito, I've been walking on concrete floors since... through the floors or gas fireplace. The residual heat from the concrete floors provided... carry concrete (yes actual concrete not porcelain trying to look like concrete) panels... lived in concrete houses all my life and I have crawled around on concrete floors as..."
Room of the Day: The Most Flexible Foyer Ever
With zones for a bicycle, meditation and storage, and a hand-painted concrete floor, this entry mixes practicality and cool good looks
"hand-painted concrete floor, this entry mixes practicality and cool good looks... those floors. Absolutely brilliant. This takes concrete floors to a whole new level... ground floor - originally they were both parking bays, thus the concrete floors.... me want concrete floors! Hi wuff, yes it is epoxy, the commercial grade, 2 part type... colors, floor, layout... And, thanks for the info on the floor epoxy! This is fabulous..."
Floors Warm Up to Radiant Heat
Toasty toes and money saved are just two benefits of radiant heat under your concrete, wood or tile floors
"under your concrete, wood or tile floors... a warm floor heated by a radiant in-floor system. Rather than rely on inefficient... heated floor soon means a heated room. In general, there are two types of radiant... above the floor and in between two layers of plywood, or under the subfloor; and hydronic... radiant-floor systems, with looped tubes pumping heater water beneath the finished... finished floor. The water is heated by gas, wood or oil boilers; solar water heaters; or..."
Basement of the Week: Modern Style Converts an Empty Concrete Box
From raw wasteland to fab living, sleeping and storage space, this snazzy basement now covers all the angles
"a dark concrete box with some engineering challenges, finishing it was the easiest... basement concrete floor would stop anyone in their tracks, but now there is flooring... require sub-flooring, beautiful faux wood stuff that can go directly over concrete. Floor... double floor joists to carry the load point from the existing main floor joists to... our open floor plan. Think they transition nicely. I think this looks great. I do wish..."
How to Tear Down That Concrete Patio
Clear the path for plantings or a more modern patio design by demolishing all or part of the concrete in your yard
"of the concrete in your yard... Concrete patios are often found in older homes, especially those built in the ’70s... shrinking your concrete patio, or replacing an old cracked patio with a fresh new one that... removing ugly concrete from our backyards, but others are installing concrete floors and... pervious concrete, porous concrete, permeable concrete. I don't have any personal... and concrete kitchen counters inside their homes? When we removed the concrete from..."
Concrete Block Style
"See why concrete brick isn't just for retaining walls anymore... Concrete Masonry Units — CMU for short, but also known as concrete blocks or cinder... in the concrete mix; split-face blocks have a rough face that protrudes further than... construction. Concrete floor Any ideas for those of us stuck in cinder block modern homes... the gray concrete. A closer look ... ... shows how the concrete block walls can be used..."
Kitchen Flooring 101: Find Your Material Match
"cork to concrete, our guide will help you pick the perfect surface for your kitchen... Floors take a beating under the best of circumstances, but nowhere more so than in... kitchen floor that can withstand constant traffic and make the style statement you... popular flooring materials. Which one's right for you? More: Guide to a Kitchen Remodel... hardwood floor. One product that we use is Woodwise. We have old, red brick floors...."
Pick the Best Flooring for Your Creative Space
We give you the lowdown on carpet, concrete, cork and more flooring options so you can focus on your art or craft
"carpet, concrete, cork and more flooring options so you can focus on your art or craft... What flooring will you install? Is wood or tile best? What are the alternatives... types of flooring. When my studio had a concrete floor, I covered it with RaceDeck... have cork floors currently in the kitchen. It's our favorite floor in the house because... tile and concrete hard on the back unless you buy a special mat We put vinyl plank..."
Know Your House: The Basics of Insulated Concrete Form Construction
Get peace and quiet inside and energy efficiency all around with this heavy-duty alternative to wood-frame construction
"insulated concrete form (ICF) construction. While not the least costly way of building... stained concrete floors on main level. There were never any leaks in the concrete pumping... a 10" concrete core. Typically floors are attached to the side of the ICF wall with... reinforced concrete walls to withstand earthquake forces. While I've never designed any... varying concrete core thicknesses from 4" to 10". The insulation is EPS and is typically..."
Today's Concrete: Warm and Wonderful
"Using Concrete in Your Home's Interior... today's concrete have come along way since cinderblock homes and warehouse floors.... or seen concrete countertops, and concrete sinks are becoming commonplace. But there... which concrete can be used in the home that won't leave you with that cold, cinderblock... about concrete to help get you started.... beautiful concrete work! I've been researching design ideas for my condo...concrete crossed..."
Material Choices: High Marks for Reinforced Concrete
"of the concrete happen on-site. Alternatively, precast concrete and concrete blocks... reinforced concrete, defined as concrete strengthened with steel reinforcing, be it bars... Reinforced concrete is sometimes referred to as poured-in-place concrete, since it ne... mesh. Concrete is a material that excels in compression, so the addition of steel... walls or floors with the best of both structural worlds. It also results in a distinctive..."