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Report predicts bio-based materials are the future of concrete flooring

A recent market research report forecasts that a growth in the concrete flooring market will be driven by bio-based materials.

Most solid flooring in Cheshire and North Wales commercial buildings starts with a concrete base overlaid with vinyl, carpet, laminate, wood or similar flooring materials. Constructors use concrete flooring because of its hardwearing qualities and cost effectiveness. The price of concrete is affected by the cost of oil and raw materials.

A recent report by Transparency Market Research titled ‘Concrete Floor Market – Global Industry Analysis’, forecasts that the demand for concrete flooring will grow by 6.3% a year in Europe during the next four years. The rate of increase could be affected by future increases in the price of oil and raw materials.

In order for concrete flooring suppliers to be less reliant on the cost of oil and other raw materials, concrete is being developed using bio-based materials. Standard concrete includes oil-based polymers, but vegetable polymers have been developed that use the waste produced from sugar production and these can be used to replace the oil materials.

Concrete can also incorporate recycled materials that are cheaper than standard raw materials.

As more companies adopt green policies, there will no doubt be an increase in demand for more environmentally friendly bio-based concrete.

The Transparency Market Research report forecasts a positive future for concrete flooring as a result of an upsurge in the European construction industry, and the adoption of new concrete technologies.

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