Underfloor Heating - Is cement cold?

One of the most common questions posed towards the use of cement in homes or businesses is: “Is cement cold?” When it comes to insulation, cement actually has some extremely valuable properties which can aid and assist temperature regulation indoors.

Cement has an extremely high thermal mass, which means that it can easily store temperature. It is therefore good at absorbing and retaining heat during the day, and radiating it out at night when temperatures fall. On summer days, it can absorb heat from surrounding air and keep your home cooler. In winter, using heaters in a room of cement based coatings, means that once the heater is turned off, the heat is stored in the coating for some time which lowers the usage of heating units and thus saves electricity. Due to the smooth, sleek surface of cement based coatings, other insulating items such as throw rugs and larger carpets can be used as not only extra heat insulation, but also add a changeable stylish element to your interior design.

When it comes to summer seasons, cement based coatings are extremely popular, due to their cool nature and fresh aesthetic. Cement can easily maintain the cooler temperature’s indoors without the aid of other elements such as air conditioning. Cemcrete’s extensive range of Cement based products have many valuable and desirable properties that extend beyond their use in changing seasons.

Over tiles?

Cretecote floorskim can be applied over tiles – this removes the dirt and mess factor when renovating homes especially if you are living in the house.

Patching -on the surface?

All patching on Cemcrete will probabaly show through to some degree – therefore it s advisable to have all the plumbing and wet works finished prior to application.


Cemcrete products differ in time allowed for curing – it depends on what product you choose.


Before wall products are applied:

Wet works – i.e. all Plumbing and Electrical must be completed and tested.

After wall products are applied:

Electrical point covers
Floors installed thereafter


Colour Hardener:


Wet works – i.e. all Plumbing (excluding toilet installation) and Electrical must be completed and tested.


Cupboards, toilets, free standing baths and vanities.


Full house development and building, treat Cretecote finish the same as carpets.

Shiny and bright?

CreteCare Mop&Shine is a self-shinning manual floor maintenance cleaner that is wax-based and contains a selection of non-ionic and anionic surfactants. The mild, neutral pH detergent acts as a dual cleaner and gloss restoration system. This means that the treatment will clean your floor thoroughly and rid of bacteria that gather on the floors while giving it a lustrous sheen.


Making a splash -Can I use Satincrete in my bathrooms and shower?
Yes you can –provided you have waterproofed these areas prior to applicatoion.


Will my floors be slippery?
Cemcrete have an anti slip sealer which we recommend around pools and patios and in bathrooms


Step up

the trend today is “floating Staircases” – these can be achieved with both Cemcrete Floor products.

Preperation of Floors?

Floors must be prepared in advance to manufacturers spec. this will be discussed at the time of the quotation.

Expansion Joints?

Colour hardener requires expansion joints which assists in reducing the possibility of cracking.


Cemcrete products differ in time allowed for curing – it depends on what product you choose.

Which colour is trending?

Cement finishes are timeless, with greys taking centre stage at the moment, especially the warmer, earthy shades of grey.

Cretecare Mop&Shine

Floor care: How to treat your floors

The CreteCare Mop&Shine can be used on all previously unpolished concrete floors as well as water-resistant floor coverings such as vinyl, PVC, linoleum, rubber, parquet, natural and artificial stone. So if your home has multiple forms of flooring, you only need one product to keep maintain and even enhance them. Furthermore, the Mop&Shine can be applied as a maintenance cleaner and gloss restorer on all surfaces that have been treated with acrylic polymer. It can also be applied to the floor surface using a mopping system, and can then be buffed after drying to further enhance the gloss.

And for your straight up concrete floors (a beautiful addition to the modern and urbane home), try theCreteCare Polish, which is an easy-to-apply polish that protects concrete floors, gives them a glossy quality, and is extremely hard-wearing. CreteCare Polish is a state-of-the-art product with low ammonia and a high gloss retention that will protect your floors from heel marks, slipping and increase ware-resistance.

If you have recently built or renovated your home, one of the first considerations post-construction is how to treat the structure, more specifically, for walls and floors. When it comes to floor care, Cemcretehas a range of truly marvelous products for application, ranging from leveling compounds right through to floor coverings and polishes for that sparkling final touch.

Cretecare polish

Step 1: Level the floor

Cemcrete’s floor leveling compound is a cement-based mixture with very carefully-controlled setting, hardening, adhesive and self-leveling qualities. It’s as simple as mixing the product with water and then applying it to the concrete floors. This then produces a 2.5mm smooth and ridge-free layer that won’t crack. It also won’t be affected by rising damp.

Step 2: decide on a floor covering

This step depends entirely on you, and options provided by Cemcrete allow you an array of choices. You could, for instance, use the CreteStain product, which is a permanent concrete stain that can be used to create either solid colours or even colour variations. This interesting product works by having special chemicals combined with the cement or concrete and colour on the surface. The CreteCote product is a coloured, cement-based floor covering which is versatile, durable and waterproof. This CreteCote works by producing a smooth 1.5mm decorative finish which can be used on interior and exterior surfaces. It can also be used on smooth wood-floated concrete floor slabs or screeds. FloorCrete is another option, which is a self-levelling floor covering which can also be applied to wood-floated concrete floor slabs or screeds, except it produces a 2mm decorative layer. FloorCrete is for interior application only. The ColourCem product is also available for application, and is used to create coloured plaster and provides rich textures. It strength is your primary consideration; ColourCem is the product for you.

Step 3: Use the right polish

In order to ensure longevity of your new floor, you’ll need to purchase a CreteCare product fromCemcrete.  The CreteCare range includes the CreteCare Polish, which is an easy-to-apply high-glass protective polish for concrete floors. It also prevents damage from black heel marks, slipping, and wear and tear, as well as negating the damage some detergents can have on your floors. The CreteCare Mop and Shine is a self-shining, wax-based, manual floor maintenance cleaner for all water-resistant floorcoverings.

Whichever application you choose for your floors, Cemcrete has a solution for you that will ensure modern, sophisticated and enduring floors.

Anti-slip floor care?

Cemcrete knows all about floor care, and the development of the CreteCare Mop&Shine floor care application has broken new ground in cleaning and floor longevity. So if you’re having guests over, or simply trying to protect your family from slippery floors and the accompanying injuries that result, it’s a good idea to protect your base with an anti-slip treatment that will, in turn, protect family and guests from nasty falls on slippery floors.

One of the strongest qualities of the CreteCare range is the anti-slip property. The Mop&Shine leaves a thin, slip-resistant layer of wax that is repolishable, which can extend the product’s shelf life. The longevity and safety of your floors are therefore guaranteed, while maintain the beauty of a gleaming clean ground.

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