How To Concrete Floors
Concrete flooring not only provides a fashionable feel; it is practical too! Xtreme Polishing Systems helps you at forming and pouring the most chic, polished concrete floors. We understand that layering a concrete floor is a major construction and thereby follow in a step by step guide for the concrete floor formation. We promise to deliver the custom looking concrete floor that may suit your tastes and preferences.
Our professionals start by preparing the concrete floor site by removing the old floor as well as the doors, skirting boards and any such items for hassle free access. The ground is prepared by making the soil compact moving the jumping jack gradually square foot till the soil is firm and smooth. Every effort is made to level or compact the soil as this is the step to make the concrete floor 'crack-less'.
A level line is marked all around the room to measure the finished floor level. Although we always ask you for your choice - if you want to further cover it with tiles or wood blocks then we allow for their thickness. 50 mm below the draw line the screed will sit whereas 100mm below it will show the thickness of the concrete. The insulation board will sit below the final 50mm and below it will sit the mix of infill and sand.
The base course is laid next. Although the depth of base course will depend on the kind of soil you have and the type of floor you want to lay, it is usually taken to be two to four inches. If the required vapor barrier is also laid to prevent damp course. Polyethylene plastic sheets are used for making it waterproof.
Although if the area of flooring has the lightest load putting up reinforcement bars could do, we recommend using them for further safety. For a home a standard 10 rebars placed at a distance of 600mm are used. The rebars are propped with dobies. Before pouring in the concrete it is made sure that interior screeds or flat boards are in place.
Next, concrete is mixed - it is basically a blend of approximately 10 to 15 percent cement, 15 to 20 percent water and 60 to 75 percent gravel and sand.
Finally the concrete is poured into the area whilst it is still pliable. It is started from the corners making the way across the rest of the area. By using the screed it is being raked out even. After it is screed, the concrete is 'bull floated' while making sure that concrete's moisture has risen up and evaporated before the final float.
The concrete floors are waited to dry up for at least ten days before finally the damp proof membrane is trimmed and skirting boards are replaced. The professionals keep it cool to prevent premature cracking from heat by keeping it cool and wet.
At Xtreme Polishing Systems the professional are trained and made to attend workshops on 'how to concrete floor'. We, thus, have expert service providers and ensure high-end solutions to your flooring worries.