Finishing concrete floors / Guides

Polished concrete floors and counters
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Finishing concrete floors with silicate densifiers

...concrete slab on grade makes a perfect thermal battery for solar heat . Sealing concrete floors: Raw concrete is very porous and will have a lot of tiny, in...

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...concrete floors: Polished concrete floor © sdconcrete.com Concrete production releases a lot of greenhouse gases, but the finished product is incredibly...

Step by step guide for slab-on-grade home construction
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade construction: the ecoHOME A to Z Slab building guide

...Finishing a concrete slab on grade: the most affordable final finish is achieved by simply finishing the concrete with a power trowel to the desired sheen. A hi...

Slab on grade or a foundation and basement?
Foundation choices

Choosing between a slab-on-grade or a foundation and basement

...concrete floors is essential Many building codes have only recently insisted on the inclusion of insulation below concrete basement floors , and as always, it...

Recycled barn beams and a refinished clawfoot bathtub
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Recycled & reclaimed materials

...concrete for foundations and slab floors : Concrete production is a huge source of greenhouse gas emissions; buying concrete with a percentage of recycled conte...

DLT Dowel Laminated Timber
Wood and organic materials

Two new options of mass timber panels

...floors, walls and roofs), with significant advantages over steel or concrete options. There are two products in that general family that have attracted our at...

Exterior damp proofing and drainage mat to protect basements from wate
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...concrete connections in foundations © Ecohome Avoid wood-to-concrete connections: Concrete foundations take five years to fully dry, and that is only ...

Crawlspace radon barrier installation for radon mitigation
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...finishing a basement is possible, read here to find out how. Radon in Crawlspace floors that won’t be insulated: A radon barrier needs to be installed to se...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...concrete, which is very high in GHGs (green house gas emissions), unless you are lucky enough to be able to choose low-carbon concrete, see here for it's growin...

Which wood is best for framing timber frame construction in homes?
Wall assemblies - new construction

Lumber choices for wood frame construction - choosing timber for framing & building homes

...Floors here Interior finishing wood Mouldings for interior finishing can be made of all sorts of materials. Solid wood is one option (pine, oak, maple or ye...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Crawl spaces

Should I Build on a Slab on Grade Foundation or a Crawl Space?

...concrete floors, so if it were me I would choose a radiant floor, but add a thin wood finish to it. Most engineered hardwood products can be added to a slab on ...