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Global concrete flooring market to increase by millions

According to a research report by Global Market Insights Inc., the global value of the concrete flooring market will rise from £1.09 billion to

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Report predicts concrete flooring market to grow

A report by Global Insight Markets has predicted significant growth in the global concrete flooring market over the next six years.

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Is deep cleaning concrete flooring necessary?

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many workplaces regularly deep clean their environments, sanitising concrete flooring and other hard surfaces, and scrubbing equipment. Derek Thompson, writer for TheAtlantic.com, has suggested that this might not be effective, however. He bases his view on the COVID-19 guidance update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which […]

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Farmer saves money with cow bedding and concrete flooring

Dairy farmer Jonny Crickmore has reduced his cow shed heating bills by about £1,800 a year through an innovative concrete floor in his cowshed. Suffolk-based Crickmore noticed that water pipes buried beneath compost cow bedding were always lukewarm. He had already planned to have new concrete flooring in his large cowshed. He then decided to […]

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School with concrete flooring constructed during coronavirus outbreak

During 12 weeks of the coronavirus outbreak, the main structure of a school in Harlow with concrete flooring was built. The school is scheduled to open in 2021. Students at Sir Frederick Gibberd College have been taught in temporary accommodation since September 2019. During the lockdown, when the students were not at the college, the […]

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Tests investigate behaviour of concrete flooring in fires

Researchers in the USA from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently built steel beam-supported concrete flooring structures and set blazes on them to collect data on how fire affects concrete flooring. The researchers spent months constructing various structures with concrete flooring supported by steel beams, a system commonly found in high office […]

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Facebook makes use of unique concrete flooring

Facebook Reality Labs in Pittsburgh USA needed specially constructed concrete floor rooms for a new virtual reality (VR) system. The rooms where Facebook technicians create virtual avatars are black with large spheres that contain hundreds of tiny cameras used to record movements and voices of the Pittsburgh volunteers, which are made into realistic VR avatars. […]

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New concrete made from waste resists military attacks

Engineers have developed a new type of concrete made up of 40% waste tinder, rice husk and sand. This concrete is economical to produce, and high impact and crackle resistant. The new concrete has been developed at the Military Studies Center at Far Eastern Federal University (MSC FEFU). It is intended for use in military […]

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Dog-friendly US company chooses concrete floors for office

A US building has made use of concrete flooring to keep the welfare of canine visitors in mind. The new Bark office in Columbus, Ohio was designed by architects NBBJ. No carpets were allowed, so all floors are made from concrete, although some areas have woven vinyl or rubber floor covering over the concrete subfloor. […]

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Is concrete the answer to flood-proof buildings?

Architects and builders are developing ways to protect homes and commercial buildings from floods, including using concrete flooring. The UK Climate Projections, published in 2018, warned that in the next few years, Britain is likely to experience higher summer temperatures, the sea levels will rise, and there will be more extreme weather, including flash floods. […]

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