Floor design

The floor of your home - especially if it's concrete or stone - can be used as thermal mass to help warm your home in colder weather. Find out more about the role your floor can play in terms of passive design.

Heat dissipation and thermal mass

Dense concrete floors easily absorb a great amount of heat - which is great in some climates, but far from ideal in others. Find out what kinds of floors are suitable for different types of climates, and why.

Choosing floors: colours, texture and brightness

The texture and design of your floor can do more than help control heat. To some extent, it'll also determine how effectively daylight is reflected into your home, and reduce your reliance on electric lighting.