Self-leveling floors - one of the new areas of home decoration.
These floors are not just functional, they are beautiful andeasy to use, as due to the increased impact resistance can fill in areas with high traffic, have heating, and even anti-slip coating.
Types of flooring
There are several varieties of floors composition, which varies depending on the amount of filled space, terrain and environmental conditions.
Universal epoxy floor.
Polyurethane floor. This is perhaps the most high-impact version of the self-leveling floor, which is used both as a stand alone coating or as an additional protection of existing floors (eg parquet).
The epoxy compound dvukmponentny. This option is designed for the coating of wet grounds, the polymer serves as an excellent foundation waterproofing.
Transparent epoxy based flooring. It is used when creating a 3D floor or other designs.
Acid- and schelochnostoyky epoxy floor. This kind of self-leveling floor is used in places where you need greater protection from chemicals (laboratories, hospitals, research centers).
How are self-leveling floors
After touring the facilities and the level of testinghorizontal error of the master determine how to make the screed surface. When the error of 5 mm using a rough rovnitel samorastekaniya with the property. Less than 5 mm - used rovnitel finish.
Having determined this, start to mastersurface preparation. It is necessary to remove all dust, dirt, loose remnants of the former floor: this is very important. After all, if they stay some irregularities, then the future of the coating can cause cracks to the same pattern will be flawed.
The next step - the primer, it isbinding element, increases the grip and prevents the appearance of bubbles. It is important to remember that you need to stack the mixture isolated from the walls. In the role of the insulator can be foam or cork width of 1 cm.
Next, the prepared mixture is thoroughly mixedinstructions for, allowed to settle and was stirred again. The mixture is poured onto the master narrow strip, about 40 cm. Screed drenched surface with a spiked roller, it is convenient to use, and helps get rid of the bubbles.
Usually drawing poured in shape, stencil, but professionals can afford to work. It is interesting to see how the master did not draw a brush, and a huge syringe with pigments.
The advantages of self-leveling floor
Durability, strength. With proper installation of self-leveling floor is resistant to changes in temperature, mechanical stress, chemical composition and hostile environments.
Environmentally friendly. The inlet floor does not emit odors and corrosive fumes even in the drying process, it is convenient to use in children's rooms, bedrooms, sanatoriums and schools.
During floor drying is limitedgetting the sun in space, exclude the possibility of the occurrence of drafts and temperature changes. Then the hardened floor is resistant to external influences.
Easy to clean. Since the filling box for cracks and joints, dirt is simply no place to accumulate, it is easy to wash.
These floors do not absorb moisture, and even in a sense, they are antibacterial, besides a self-leveling floor is convenient to mount the heating system.
Longevity. When properly filling the floors will last you a very long time, they are not afraid of chips, scratches, high blood pressure.
Great scope for imagination, a variety of figures, landscapes, 3D picture - all this allows you to realize even the simplest self-leveling floor.