Tuesday, October 27, 2009

We're Floored

We're almost done staining our concrete floors, but I couldn't resist putting this picture up: Here is what our floors will look like - concrete stained with a soy-based (Soycrete) stain and sealed with a matte-finish sealer from the same manufacturer (Acrysoy).

Several reasons for the slightly unusual choice of flooring: concrete floors provide the thermal mass both for passive solar heating and for the radiant floor heat; and staining the concrete was by far the most economical option, compared to tile or hardwood or bamboo flooring. And, we think it looks cool - the stain brings out the structure of the concrete, and creates some really wonderful colors.