Pouring the floor in the apartment
Repair an apartment or a separate room in it is worthstart with the floor leveling. Because of its quality depends not only the interior of the room, but also the durability of the floor covering. Moreover, floor pouring with the use of special building mixtures is not very difficult.
Types of mortars for floor pouring
The market of building materials presents two main types of self-leveling floors from different manufacturers. This is a fast-hardening screed and a self-priming finishing mix.
Filling the floor with a quick-release screedis designed for leveling the surface horizontally. This kind of building mixes is used to create only the draft version. In practice, the base obtained is not suitable for finishing with floor coverings, since it is not even enough and can lead to deformation and destruction of coatings, especially linoleum and parquet.
The purpose of the final blend is to impartthe final floor of an ideal flat surface. The result of finish finishing mix is perfect for all types of flooring, since it has no flaws in its structure.
Floor Filling Technology
In order for the floor to be filledqualitatively, it is necessary to prepare the working surface from the very beginning. The old substrate must be cleaned, rinsed and dried. After this, apply a primer to it. The priming of the surface will allow for better adhesion between the layers of the new and the old floor, and also remove the dust residues.
The next stage of work on the arrangementThe floor is the installation of labels. This operation is performed using the building level. It is at this stage that the horizontal is displayed. If the area of the room is small, then the level of filling can be noted on the walls of the room. If the area of the room is large, in order to improve the quality of work it is recommended to install beacon profiles, through which it will be possible to adjust the horizontal plane of future floors throughout the space of the room.
Almost everything is ready to beFilling of floors with a fast hardening screed. But before doing this work, you need to determine the need for reinforcement. If the floors in the room are not subjected to heavy loads, and the thickness of the layer of fast-hardening screed does not exceed 5 cm, then in reinforcement there is no urgent need. Otherwise, reinforcement should be performed to avoid various deformations during operation.
A dry fast-hardening mixture is diluted with water inprepared capacity, and then mixed until homogeneous. Filling the floor with a quick-setting screed is performed between the beacon profiles. Since the resulting mixture is sufficiently thick, a horizontal T tool must be used to align it horizontally.
Final alignment of the new flooris carried out by the final mixture. Dry composition is mixed with water until homogeneous. Pouring the filling floor is very simple and does not require additional tools, because in their composition, such mixtures have special additives, which allow them to spread evenly throughout the space. The thickness of the leveling layer is at least 3 mm.
When the floor is finished, he is givena few days to dry. If there is a high temperature in the room, the drying solution must be wetted and covered with a film, otherwise cracks may occur due to uneven moisture evaporation.