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285x285tilesWhile higher in embodied energy, concrete is a fantastic material for storing and releasing heat (thermal mass); a must for good passive solar design, particularly in colder climates.


Polished concrete floors look stunning and there is a range of finishes and colourings to suit any style or taste.


Tiles come in a range of types including ceramic, slate, terracotta, brick and pavers.


Tiles, like concrete, are good thermal mass; darker colours with a matt surface work better than light shiny finishes. Ask your supplier how and where the tiles are sourced to ascertain their environmental impact.


Boral -

Independent Cement -
Ph. 03 9676 0000

Sadler Stone -
Ph. 1800 262 011

Zeostone -
Ph. 03 9555 6066

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