There’s an excellent new espresso bar in Barry at the Pumphouse.
Apart from the great coffee they also serve craft beer and cocktails, so we will certainly be regular visitors.
On this project we helped with the construction of a concrete style bar top and a large concrete style sharing table. Using Solacir® Interiors Microscreed as a lightweight overlay it is possible to construct a table or bartop out of timber and encapsulate it in a concrete finish, ready for polishing and sealing.
Once polished the clear polyurethane sealers are applied to the surface which is ideal for a working countertop that will be exposed to spills from coffee, wine etc
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.
Floored Genius have been involved with London’s first “cycle-in office”; the Alphabeta Building, which is a nine storey, 220,000 square foot refurbished building located between Shoreditch and the City of London.
There is an article featuring the project on the Dezeen Magazine and some great photos below of our Solacir® Interiors Microscreed flooring throughout the Atrium of this iconic building at Finsbury Square.
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.
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.
We were delighted to have been chosen by Architects Franklin Azzi to install Solacir Interiors Microscreed flooring for Isabel Marant at Harrods.
The neutral Ceres colour gives a subtle finish to the natural Microscreed flooring that blends in well with the Italian marble walls.
This Microscreed floor can be found in the International Designers section of Harrods on the First Floor.
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.
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 !
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.
We’ve had a great time up in Walthamstow working with estate agents Andrew and Kenny – aka the Stow Brothers – to create a gorgeous floor for their stylish new offices.
The concrete Microscreed finish complements the modern aesthetic of the space and is designed to stand up to the rigours of a full-time working environment without wearing down or becoming shabby:
We wanted to create a professional, contemporary environment that had a bit of an ‘edge’ to it. The Microscreed looked so good with the exposed brickwork in the walls – it really completed the style we were going for, and the installation process was so simple. We love it!
Andrew Goad – The Stow Brothers
When we started the job it took a lot of work to even out the floor; it needed preparation with diamond grinders and an epoxy primer along with our Microscreed system. But we managed to get the whole thing done as quickly and painlessly as possible in time for their grand opening last month.
You can find more images of the work we’ve done with Andrew and Kenny along with some other of our designs and ideas on our Pinboard.
Deciding to use a concrete floor or surfacing for your home or business can have many benefits: it’s stylish, long-lasting, practical and hypoallergenic. Here are our top tips on choosing the right concrete flooring for you:
Do your research
There are a multitude of poured concrete floors out there and it’s important to select the right one for your family, home or customers. Make sure you take the time to investigate all of your options and talk directly to the professionals before making any decisions.
Know the risks
Polished concrete floors can often require maintenance and care to keep them looking their best. Spills need to be cleaned up quickly or there’s a risk of staining. Many polished concrete floors are prone to cracking and discolouration, so consider investing in a Microscreed option for a sustainable product, which is more suitable for home flooring or bathroom surfaces.
Concrete floors are a stylish and modern feature for homes and commercial buildings alike. As with all interior design, concrete flooring will look best when it complements your existing surroundings. With something like a poured resin floor the colour options are truly limitless, so you can create the right style for you.
Sustainability is everything nowadays. Not only does thinking about the longevity of your floor mean that you can plan ahead, it also means you can save money, time and energy whilst contributing towards a greener and more sustainable future. Unlike timer, tiles or carpet, at the end of its finished flooring life, a concrete floor is part of the structure so there is no residual waste to remove. A Microscreed option won’t even use any harsh chemicals, as it’s water-based.
Whether you’re concerned for your family or your customers make sure that the floor you choose will stay clean, safe and smooth. Most poured resin and Microscreed flooring is seamless, hypoallergenic and waterproof, but explore all the options available with this in mind before making your choice.