A Sight for Sore Eyes

We have been at our most creative to help transform the shop space at Bailey & Nelson’s new Clapham store in to a smart new boutique.

The building had an old timber floor, so needed a structural dry screed board installing over floor joists to ensure our MC Poured Solo resin flooring could be applied seamlessly to the entire floor. A robust solution for a busy retail space.

New plaster stud walls were coated with Solacir® Interiors Microscreed to give them a solid concrete look and our design flair allowed different coloured icons to be stencilled within the wall surface.

The combination of contemporary resin flooring and the mineral finish of the walls creates a subtle background to show off the stylish eyewear on offer at Bailey & Nelson.

Micro Icons

 

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The Pumphouse / Ty Pwmp

It is great to be able to work close to home, but this one is literally just a stones throw away. We love old industrial buildings and were delighted when we heard that The Pumphouse in Barry was going to be redeveloped, as it is an iconic building.

So it became a mission to get some of our decorative concrete Microscreed in to the building and we are very grateful that the developer gave us the opportunity to apply this versatile product to the walls in some of the exclusive private apartments.

There is still a bit of work to be done, but the high standard of finishing will ensure that this project is a great success.

The Pumphouse

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Bay 5 Coffee

This is one of our favourite projects, not just because it is close to home and the coffee, cakes and ice creams are fabulous, but because we tried something different and it worked really well.

A decorative concrete floor finish at Bay 5 Coffee was engineered to suit a tight budget, a quick turnaround and a rustic design that would complement the interior of this converted lifeguard station right on the beach front of Barry Island.

Definitely worth a visit this summer if you are visiting South Wales.

Bay 5 Coffee

 

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Toms’ New London Store

Our latest Solacir Interiors Microscreed floor has been installed at the new Toms store just off Carnaby Street in London.

We are delighted to have worked with a such progressive company as Toms and encourage everyone who visits to see a Microscreed floor to buy something, even if it is just a coffee to earn the benefit of there ‘one to one’ charity scheme.

Toms Microscreed Floor

It is hard to tell from the finished photos, but the existing floor is not solid, it is a suspended floor on timber joists. Floored Genius’ technical expertise has enabled us to engineer a solution to give the client a floor with a solid concrete finish.

Refurbishment projects can be tricky, so a versatile material like Solacir Interiors’ Microscreed is ideal for an old building in London with an existing timber floor that requires a contemporary concrete finish.

Only Solacir Interiors Microscreed has enough tensile strength to be laid on to suspended substrates. Don’t be fooled by cheap imitations !

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Goodbye to 2014

2014 has been a busy year for Floored Genius.

Although our focus started with providing quality floors for the private home, we have also ventured in to the commercial market.

We started small scale with some interesting Microscreed retail projects for Yacco Maricard, the Stow Brothers and Aphrodite. 

However, it didn’t take long to generate real interest with designers and Architects as Solacir Interiors’ Microscreed is such a versatile product.

A stunning feature staircase was encased in Microscreed for UKTV at their new Hammersmith offices.

An innovative seamless Microscreed floor was installed on top of raised access flooring for Octopus Investments at their new offices at 33 Holborn and the same for SEB at 1 Carter Lane. 

Who’d have thought that you could have a ‘crack free’ concrete finish on top of existing raised access flooring ! 

Looking forward to 2015 as we develop more interesting opportunities for Solacir Interiors’ Microscreed.

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Microscreed in Marylebone

Yacco Maricard, the Japanese design house have opened a second shop in London to showcase their unfussy, classic clothing range, and we were delighted to be asked by Aldworth, James and Bond to provide a microscreed floor surface on top of a new timber substrate. 

Their space was totally transformed as the microscreed gives a natural stone effect (even though it was installed over timber boards) giving a distinctive yet unobtrusive look which sits perfectly with the rich colours of the clothing.

Microscreed Stone Floor
Stone 0.5% with a satin finish

Why not pop along and enjoy the energetic environment of Marylebone Lane to appreciate both the flooring and clothing!

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Floored Genius on C4’s Restoration Man

Microscreed Flooring

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.

Reatoration Man - George Clarke 

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.

Cracked Concrete ScreedWhen 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.

Microscreed being Installed

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

The Finished Microscreed Floor

 

Finished Microscreed Floor

Visit here for more information on our Microscreed product and you can view more pictures of our work on Restoration Man here.

 

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Surface Design Show

We are delighted to announce that Floored Genius will be exhibiting at this year’s Surface Design Show at The Business Design Centre in Islington, London.

SDS

It is our first foray into the world of exhibitions so it may be a big learning curve, but hopefully our beautiful poured resin and microscreed products will be enough to wow the visitors.

If you do have the time, please call in and take a look at the stand, we will have some great samples and examples of our work on display.

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More Microscreed

Stone 2% Microscreed
Stone 2% Microscreed

A couple of photos from our recent microscreed flooring projects. Five residential units in South East London, chose a Stone at 2% with a flat, mat sealer and for another project in Stratford upon Avon the client chose a 2% Pearl, also with a flat, mat sealer.

Our microscreed systems are produced by Solacir, a French company. This type of flooring is very popular in France and is sometimes referred to as ‘Beton Ciré’ which is the French for ‘waxed concrete’.

This type of flooring is very versatile and can be applied to screeds, tiled surfaces and even timber substrates to give a seamless, decorative concrete finish.

waxed concrete
2% Pearl Microscreed

 

 

  

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