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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    • CommentAuthorRobinB
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2013 edited
    Just thinking aloud here. I like those polished concrete worktops and just wondered about getting one poured in situ while screeding the floor. Lafarge website says "Gyvlon screed is a flowing pumpable calcium sulphate based screed"
    • CommentAuthorseascape
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2013
    I like them too - not sure if Gyvlon screed would have nice shades/tones in the finish? Guess you will have to have whatever they are laying on the floor, which maybe a very uniform colour.

    There is FAQ on lazenby.co.uk re concrete furniture/floors.
    • CommentAuthorbeelbeebub
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2013
    I don't think it would be suitable. I was going to have a gyvlon type screed floor. When I mentioned I wanted to polish it and use it as a final finish, they said it wouldn't stand getting wet. if I understand correctly the chemistry is different from concrete (Portland cement). Cement hardens by reacting with water, so when cured it does not lose strength when made wet. Gyvlon and the like are closer to plaster and loses strength when wet.
    • CommentAuthorRobinB
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2013
    Thanks for the comments. I also asked Lafarge what they thought today. Their technical man says they're looking at suitable seal and polish for flooring and he thinks urethane might work on a worktop but not sure.
    How did you get on with your kitchen worktop?
    Did you do it? I'm thinking of doing the same
    I'm getting my floor screeded soon and wanting it as my finished floor. Can anyone advise me on this?
    Is Gyvlon Eco easy to polish?
    Is it hard wearing?
    Thanks in advance
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