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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

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

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...

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

...floors or air heated radiant floors . The financial investment put towards the comfort of radiant floors can arguably be redirected towards insulation instead. ...

Slab-on-grade for Ecohome's upcoming video building guide
Passive solar home design

how to build a slab-on-grade on standard soil

...polished concrete, which is completely non-toxic and very durable. The production of concrete is a heavy polluter, releasing one ton of GHGs (greenhouse gases) ...

PSI

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

...concrete slab-on-grade (insulated to R60) and is as durable as it is energy efficient. The floors are polished concrete and red spruce; interior walls compris...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...floors is simply done by adding insulation - yep, we have a guide for how to insulate slab on grade floors when building, here . Why build on a slab instead...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Crawl spaces

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...polished concrete floor with a non-toxic finish is the most durable and healthy flooring material you can choose for a slab on grade foundation. The only downsi...

Rendering of the Ecohome demonstration house
Efficient home design

Ecohome Demo House: High performance, affordable cost

...polished concrete finished floor is much cheaper to build than a basement and eliminates the need for a subfloor and additional finished flooring product. A c...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...Polished concrete floors, stairs, window sills, doors, showers and countertops LED lighting (LED bulbs have an extremely long lifespan as well as being energy...

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...concrete floor on top makes more sense. Voila, you now have a slab-on-grade foundation . You can then have either have a beautifully sealed and polished concret...