Self-leveling floors are one of the new directions in decorating premises.
Such floors are not just functional, they are beautiful andEasy to use, because due to increased impact resistance can be poured in rooms with high traffic, have a heating and even anti-slip coating.
Types of floors
There are several types of floor composition, which varies depending on the volume of the flooded area, patency and operating conditions.
Universal epoxy floor.
Polyurethane floor. This is perhaps the most shockproof version of the bulk floor, which is used both as an independent coating, and as an additional protection of existing floors (for example, parquet floors).
Epoxy compound is two-component. This coating option is designed for wet substrates, the polymer base serves as an excellent waterproofing.
Transparent floor on an epoxy basis. Used when creating 3D floors or other design solutions.
Acid- and alkali-resistant epoxy floor. This kind of bulk floors is used in places where increased protection from chemicals (laboratories, medical facilities, research centers) is required.
How to make self-leveling floors
After inspecting the premises and checking the levelHorizontal errors of the master determine how to do the screed surface. With an error of 5 mm, a rough equalizer with the self-spreading property is used. Less than 5 mm - the final leveler is used.
Having determined this, the masters beginSurface preparation. It is necessary to remove all the dust, dirt, exfoliating remains of the former sex: this is very important. After all, if there are any unevenness, then in the future coating may appear cracks, besides the pattern will have a flaw.
The next step is a primer, it isThe binding element, increases the adhesion and prevents the appearance of bubbles. It is important to remember that the stacked mixture should be isolated from the walls. The role of an insulator can be a foam or a cork 1 cm wide.
The mixture is then thoroughly mixedAccording to the instructions, let it stand and mix again. Mixture master poured narrow strips, about 40 cm. Level the flooded surface with a needle roller, it is convenient to use and helps to get rid of bubbles.
Typically, the pattern is poured into a stencil form, but professionals can afford creativity. It is curious to see how the master paints not with a brush, but with a huge syringe with pigments.
Advantages of bulk floor
Wear resistance, strength. With proper installation, the floor will be resistant to temperature changes, mechanical influences, chemical compounds and aggressive environments.
Ecological compatibility. The floor does not emit pungent smells and harmful fumes even during drying, it is convenient to use in children's rooms, bedrooms, sanatoriums and schools.
During the drying of the floor it is necessary to limitHit the sun in the room, eliminate the occurrence of drafts and the possibility of temperature differences. Then the hardened floor will be resistant to external influences.
Ease of care. Since there are no cracks and joints in the filling field, dirt simply has nowhere to accumulate, it is easy to wash.
Such floors do not let moisture pass, and even in some sense they are antibacterial, besides under the floor it is convenient to install heating systems.
Longevity. With the proper pouring of the floors you will be served for a very long time, they are not afraid of chips, scratches, high blood pressure.
Great scope for imagination, various drawings, landscapes, 3D images - all this makes it possible to realize even the simplest floor.