FAQ on Colour Cement and Screed Flooring - Flooring Guru

Frequently Asked Questions

  Q. How long does the process take?
Depending on the product application chosen by the client our residential or commercial application typically takes 7-10 working days until completion. This is divided across prep work (1 – 2 days), the application of the final finished product (2-4 days) and final seal work including drying time (1 day.)  Each job timeline will vary, depending on the size of the job. Industrial applications would be square meter dependent.
  Q. Can the product be applied onto tiles?
Most of our products can be applied on top of existing tiles. A site meeting is required to inspect the existing tiles to ensure there aren’t any hollow spots that might affect the final finish.
  Q. Are the floors easy to clean?
The great thing about our products is the maintenance and easy to clean factor. The floor can be cleaned with a damp mop, luke-warm water, and Sunlight liquid. Chemicals are not recommended for cleaning, as this will affect the longevity of the sealant.
  Q. How long does the product last?
Due to the materials used to make our products, our floors will last up to 10 years for residential products, 20 -30 years for industrial and commercial products and 50+ years for grind and polished finishes.
  Q. Do the products come in different colours?
We have various colour options to choose from for each of the products. Colour samples will be presented at the site meeting, which will be scheduled by our Office manager. We also pride ourselves in being able to match a specific colour our client requires even if it is not from colour range for over 200 sqm orders only.
  Q. Are cement floors slippery?
As with other hard flooring surfaces such as linoleum, marble or ceramic tile floors, cement/concrete floors can become slippery when wet. Applying a high-gloss sealer to protect and enhance decorative cement/concrete floor may also reduce traction somewhat, but that’s easily remedied by mixing a nonskid additive into the stain or sealer before application. We receive very few requests however to apply a non-skid sealer on our floor applications.
  Q. Do cement floors crack?
Cracking will most probably be the result of a poor substrate provided or badly cured cement flooring application. The most common objection to cement/concrete floors is the potential for cracking.  Our Colour Screed floor however may display fine hairline cracks showcasing a beautiful, naturally aged, rustic, mottle effect. Cracking will most probably be the result of a poor substrate provided or badly cured cement flooring application.
  Q. Are cement floor finishes cold?
Cement flooring can be cold, but no more so than ceramic tile or natural stone flooring. It is possible to warm up concrete floors by taking advantage of cement’s/concrete’s ability to store and radiate heat. Our floors allow for under floor heating to be installed to keep your floor warm in the winter. Natural sunlight is another way to warm up your floors without the product fading, due to our products being UV Resistant.
  Q. Is there a guarantee?
All our product applications come with a guarantee. This could range between 1 year and 10 years. The guarantee applies to the maintenance of the floor application. This does not include inconsistency in colour as the products are applied by hand and no two floors will look the same.
  Q. Can cement floors be applied in bathrooms and showers?
Most of our products can be applied in bathrooms and showers. These products include grind and polish, floor plaster, wall plaster and polyurethane and can be completed with a non-slip sealant.