You can now catch the work of Floored Genius on Channel 4’s Restoration Man, as Architect George Clarke visits an old cow barn in Herefordshire that couple Marco and Kath Walker are converting into their dream home.
The couple had bought the pair of Grade II listed 17th and 18th century cow barns from their local farmer in Wellington with big plans to create a bespoke home for their family.
When we first visited the development site in 2013 we found the floor in a bad state; the ground was uneven, unsightly and severely cracked in places.
Solacir Interiors’ Microscreed product is a ‘waxed concrete’ finish, which can be easily applied to existing concrete surfaces. It’s water based, rather than chemical based, with a natural-looking finish, so it’s perfect for a family environment. We decided that this would be the ideal choice for Marco and Kath’s ground floor.
The nature of the Microscreed product means that it is extremely versatile; it can be used across a multitude of existing surfaces as well as being available in a wide range of colours, tones and aspects, allowing Marco and Kath to select a personalised look especially for their home aesthetic. It won’t stain or tear and it is less prone to cracking than your traditional polished concrete finish.
The end result was a smooth, seamless flooring throughout the open-plan ground floor – maintaining the original feel of the building, but with a contemporary openness that Marco and Kath were delighted with:
“Our new floor just looks incredible and goes so well with our open plan living space. From first contact with Floored Genius they came up with excellent advice before we decided on our colour scheme, took time to talk through samples, came up with ideas and also gave great after care service when all works were completed.
We would definitely recommend FlooredGenius and their stunning Microscreed floors” – Marco Walker