What we need to know about resin floors?
Before choosing a system, you must take into consideration the following questions: What is the floor’s functioning period? Is the floor thick enough for future loads? Are there any chemical leaks?
The more specific you are in describing the surface, the easier it will be for us to recommend a better solution for your needs. Therefore, before starting the project you must be aware of the following information:
- Expected performances
- Mechanical and chemical loads
- Economic considerations
In order to help you pick the right floor, we classified our systems according to the common encountered situations. In this regard, we offer different levels of systems, from economic to premium.
- GENERAL CONDITIONS
Before application, prepare the entire surface according to the information in the Technical Data Sheet. The designated area also needs good ventilation and at least one power source.
For exceptional results, it is advised to cover the entire area in one session. Otherwise, the place where layers applied in different days meet will be very visible and not aesthetic at all. Therefore, we ask you to carefully plan the installation before starting.
The destination must be easy to access for applicators, as well as for their machinery and materials.
If materials require onsite transport before montage, we recommend you to follow these steps.
All materials are left in the beneficiary’s responsibility and must be deposited according to the received documents and at room temperature (around 18°C).
In addition, any open fire, welding process or other such activities must be forbidden during the entire installation process. If any of these requirements are not fulfilled, the quality of the final result may be harmed.
2. SURFACE PREPARATION
Possible supporting layers – Strizo floorings may be applied on mostly any substrate, from concrete systems to asphalt, tile, wood or iron.
Surface preparation – Before applying, the supporting layer must be cleaned of dust, liquids, oil or fats. Highly contaminated surfaces must be first cleaned with pressure water jet. Otherwise, the applied primer will not have enough power to grip on the supporting layer.
The right preparation of the supporting layer represents an extremely important step towards applying the floor. The inclination or tolerance of the surface will not be modified by the Strizo flooring and an inclination of at least 2% is recommended for the draining water. Drains an channels must be on the same level as the substrate, which in turn must be dried (maximum 5% humidity) and properly protected against water, osmosis or any other liquid.
Depending on the nature and the characteristics of the supporting layer, surfaces may be prepared by: sanding, milling, scarification or acid degreasing.
The purpose of preparing the surface is to obtain a good adhesion between the substrate and the applied systems.
- ENDING A FLOOR
You may end a floor in two different ways:
By saw-cutting in the concrete or by fixing an angle iron as an ending point.
The application of coves on standing walls must be done using an angle iron of 50 x 50 x 2 mm.
This must be mounted in the concrete floor and the cove is to be made on this profile.
The joint between the wall and the angle iron must be filled with an elastic lute.