All wooden, tiled and ceramic floors are generally laid upon a sand and cement screed base approximately 40 days prior to tiling. This is to allow the screed base to dry.
It is important to know that you do not require a sand and cement screed base for a polished concrete floor. This is due to the fact that we operate on 75mm minimum depth unto 100mm plus, therefore eliminating the expense of a screed base.
Concrete floors are easy to clean and maintain.
Concrete floors are unique and entirely bespoke, we can tailor the colour and finish of your flooring to suit your preference.
As a result of the composite materials: water, aggregate and cement, these ingredients mix together and form a fluid mass that is easily moulded into shape.
Over time, the cement forms a hard matrix which binds the rest of the ingredients together into a durable stone-like material with many uses. Hence, with concrete you achieve the unique beauty of stone but at a more affordable rate.
Concrete can be laid directly over underfloor heating. There is no need to have sand and cement screed. Generally concrete floors are laid at 100mm thick although this can be negotiated.
On day one the area to be laid is prepared and set up. On day two the concrete floor is installed and polished (we can achieve up 250 square metres within a single day’s pour). The floor is then left to dry for four days after which point it is protected with a layer of Terram. All works, including the fitting out of kitchens, painting etc can proceed after this period. Cleaning and sealing takes one day and commences approximately 30 days after installation.
To get a quote for your floor and find out how long it will take contact us here.
Yes, underfloor heating can be laid before the placement of the concrete floor. We do not offer this service but are happy to consult with your builders on this.
This is subject to current work commitments but we can usually accommodate placement of the floor within a 4 week period. We endeavour to meet each client’s individual requirements and are always as flexible as possible.
No, CCF offer a specialist concrete floor laying service and are not involved in these products.
CCF will return and do a clean, seal and rebuff on floors installed by CCF (this is included in the price when the floor is first laid and if clients require this service a few years down the line we will return for a fee). CCF do not however offer this service for floors laid by other companies. The reason being that we know exactly what products we have used on our own floors but not on other companies. We would not wish to cause an adverse reaction by applying a product that is not compatible
CCF’s minimum operating costs are based on a 30m2 floor area. If your area is significantly less than this you may find the cost too expensive.
Due to the unique and individual nature of polished concrete floors we do not provide samples as we could not guarantee that your floor would be the same. This is due to the natural aggregates in the concrete composition which vary and which we have no control over. Also, a sample is a very small (10cm by 10cm) area and if you look at the pictures of our floors in the gallery you will see how natural grey, the most popular choice, varies greatly not only in shade but in its mottle effects, hence a small sample might depict a plain or mottled finish that would not be uniform throughout the floor. If a uniform, plain finish is required we recommend mass produced tiles as they fulfil this requirement, natural polished concrete does not. However, if a specific shade or colour is desired then we recommend, and provide, quartz-topped floors which involves a dry-shake powder added once the concrete is poured. Please see the Home page on the website which details colours by Hatcrete.
No, this is not a service or finish that CCF offer. We produce only polished concrete floors to the highest standard.