“Going GREEN” is an Eco-Friendly conservationist wave that is picking up momentum all around the world.
What does it mean for Concrete Floors.?
It’s great news! That’s what. Concrete flooring was Green long before the term was coined. Truth is, concrete floors truly are the “greenest” way to go in flooring. It is Eco-Friendly and considered an “Environmental Best Practice”. High in durability and low in environmental impact, concrete is the perfect flooring material for sustainable living.
“Going green” means to pursue knowledge and practices that can lead to more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible decisions and lifestyles, which can help protect the environment and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations.
Going green is defined as making more environmentally friendly decisions such as to “reduce, reuse and recycle”.
Polished concrete flooring is a great example of the synergy of beauty, sustainability and economy, giving you a durable, low-maintenance floor that will last the life of your home. Concrete floors, when left exposed, conserve resources by functioning both as a foundation slab and finished floor. This eliminates the need for carpeting and other floor coverings that would eventually require replacement. In addition to conserving materials, concrete flooring offers many other environmental benefits, such as contributing to better energy efficiency and improving indoor air quality.
Concrete – the green, eco-friendly choice.
We have completed another beautiful white polished concrete floor in Welgelegen, Cape Town.
Floors Cast by 180 Degrees Concrete Floor Services
Concrete Supplied by Lafare
Floors Grinded and Polished by Floor Grinding Services
Polished concrete is considered a good sustainable design flooring option because it makes use of the materials already present. Most modern buildings are built on a concrete slab; polishing the exposed concrete eliminates the energy and additional material costs consumed by applying a floor covering. It is something to consider when building or modernizing towards a more green solution.
On this recent project we used Lafarge Artevia™ White Cement.
Cast and finished by 180 Degrees Concrete Floor Services (Pty) Ltd.
Floor Grinding Services completed the grinding and polishing work to perfection.
A seen on the photos, we still need to seal and buff the floor, but almost no need for it as at that point it was looking great already!!
The Artevia™ range of decorative concretes for outdoor and indoor application are available in a wide choice of colours and surface finishes. They adapt easily to complex shapes, are quick to apply and simple to maintain.
Artevia™ is more than just concrete. A stunningly beautiful design material with all the advantages on concrete, it is not only hard wearing but also long lasting. Available in an array of amazing colours, patterns & textures, Artevia brings any location to life with vibrant colour and realistic texture.
We are proud to announce that 180 Degrees Concrete Floor Services has been appointed by Power Construction to carry out the new concrete floor installation at the Rhodes Cannery Plant in Franschoek.
Project scope includes delivery of more than 2000 cubic meters of concrete to raft foundations, concrete overlays, suspended slabs and new concrete hardstands.
Thank you! Power Construction for awarding us this project and putting your trust in us to complete this project successfully with you.