finished concrete with a clear satin sealer. Im 99% percent sure we used a product made by Siekens.
example of concrete with plywood walls. it can be done well with proper texture to compliment.
Floors are concrete with a semi-gloss sealer
More concrete floors. "The floors are poured concrete with a semigloss sealer. Garcia didn’t want something supershiny but did want it to reflect and bounce light, creating soft reflections of the vegetation outside."
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polished concrete. the material in the grooves is angle iron...this is for a moving wall in the room. it sits in the track and can be moved to any position in the space.
concret studio floor w. glass garage door
ConcretePros:• Durable when sealed properly• Easy to clean and maintain• Ecofriendly and energy saving• Many design optionsCons:• Needs resealing occasionally to prevent staining• Transmits sound and creates echos• Requires professional installationConcrete is becoming more mainstream for creative spaces
costs. Concrete is porous, so protecting it with sealant is critical. The less foot traffic, the less often it'll need to be resealed. A busy gallery will need to reseal often, while a home studio will rarely have to. It is susceptible to cracking too, and things like heavy machinery might increase this
If any color was added to this mix I am guessing it was a small amount of Carbon Black - it comes in a powder and is added to the mix as it is being made. Fu-Tung Cheng's concrete book "Concrete at Home" is a great resource --- he suggests the use of 1/2 lb. of Carbon Black
from a concrete batching plant and typically you have to supply this). This darkens the concrete some. I believe that this floor was polished and well sealed. The client made these decisions. I would check out the book - it will give you alot of information and ideas too.
concrete floors done well in space
Concrete would not be ideal for music studios or small rooms with loud machinery noise. If you or anyone else will be standing on concrete for extended periods of time, you may need to consider rugs or padded mats for cushioning.
Concrete Floored Abode - a cabin on Lake Wenatchee
polished concrete floor.
As a material for use in the home, concrete is top notch. As the longest lasting flooring solution available concrete’s durability can’t be beat. It’s cost effective, gorgeous, long lasting and let’s not forget the possibility of ambient heat! There is truly nothing like the feeling
Polished concrete is the new cutting edge of architectural design, and Gelotte Hommas has proven just how stunning the results can be.
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