Concrete has long been a highly desired surface for retail, restaurant and office settings – providing a durable finish along with a cool, urban aesthetic that contrasts perfectly with woods, metals and literally any colour.
Architects and interior designers however are often restricted in its use due to sub floor issues, spiralling costs and tight installation programmes. That’s why Concreate floor panels, a new type of concrete flooring product, are increasingly becoming the concrete surface of choice for commercial fit-outs.
The pre-cast, lightweight, polished concrete floor panels can be laid on virtually any subfloor, mezzanine or level. Concreate flooring is ready for installation straight out of the box, and featuring a simple tongue and groove installation method a concrete floor can become a reality in a day.
Once installed they offer an incredibly durable surface that delivers a soft texture underfoot. On top of that they are environmentally friendly, slip, fire and water resistant, easy to clean and maintain and available in five stylish shades.
Another key consideration in commercial spaces is acoustics and Concreate flooring has excellent built-in acoustic properties along with super efficient thermal properties, storing passive heat during the winter and working efficiently with modern under-floor heating systems.
Here are just a few commercial projects that recently made a concrete choice when they chose Concreate flooring.
Concreate dark grey floors were selected for Adobe HQ’s in Dublin as part of its urban office design.
The design team wanted a concrete floor surface that would contrast with exposed services and wood textures, but with a raised floor traditional poured concrete wasn’t an option.
Concreate was selected for its strong aesthetics and host of practical benefits it offers for an office setting. READ MORE
Gourmet Burger Kitchen specified Concreate floors in seven of their town centre restaurants.
They aspire for contemporary design combining industrial features and luxury detailing. The design team were were hitting challenges in venues where either sub-floor or budget constraints were making poured concrete floors prohibitive.
Concreate became their concrete floor product of choice to overcome these barriers without compromising on style. READ MORE
Poggenpohl’s kitchen design studio in London’s Waterloo features Concreate natural grey throughout.
The use of Concreate’s Natural Grey floor panels creates subtle warmth whilst maintaining the studio’s natural light.
The floors subtle clean lines work perfectly with each individually styled kitchen, testament to Concreate’s versatility to work alongside any material to create compelling architectural styling. READ MORE
Oliver Bonas chose Concreate for floors and stairs in their flagship Tottenham Court Road store.
They specified Concreate Natural Grey flooring throughout the two-storey store. Totalling 180m2 the engineered polished concrete panels extend to the central stair case creating a seamless flow between both levels of the shop.
The neutral tones work against the eclectic mix of homeware and fashion items, creating an ideal backdrop that promotes a feeling of space and light throughout the shop. READ MORE
If you want to watch Concreate in action in commercial spaces take a look at our Creative Tales.
In Episode 2 you can Watch the E. Tautz Story, featuring British menswear designer Patrick Grant and the journey behind the creation of his flagship Mayfair store, where he selected Concreate flooring as an intrinsic part of the design theme.
And Episode 3 features the story of one of Rotterdam’s landmark buildings, Central Post. Find out how they used Concreate to overcome structural restrictions and combined both Concreate’s wood and concrete panels to zone office spaces seamlessly.
If you have a commercial project in mind and would like to find out more about Concreate floor & wall panels don’t hesitate to contact us.