When planning flooring projects, the substrate must be one of the first considerations as it is vital to the success of the forthcoming project; if the substrate is not properly prepared, then the installation will probably fail.
As one of the world’s most respected manufacturers of construction systems and particularly flooring products, tremco illbruck is routinely involved with projects to create all types of structure from hospitals and hotels to schools and sports venues. Indeed its smoothing compounds such as SX500 and SX300 NA often prove critical to the way surfaces perform in terms of how finishes go down and their longevity; as well as trueness and even safety.
From structural integrity through to drainage, damp concerns and achieving the level best finish – much thought needs to go into the substrate before a new floor is successfully installed. In this article, Tajinder Singh of Construction Products Group (UK) – manufacturers of Flowcrete and TREMCO flooring products – gives an overview of the key factors behind a successful installation.
A survey of UK property owners published in May revealed that dated or worn carpets are their biggest cause of embarrassment; considered worse than faults such as cracked plasterwork or peeling paint. Small surprise then that we are witnessing significant growth in the sales of soft floorcoverings; together with the products used for their installation.
The slow recovery in output from house builders, coupled with the continuing demographic pressures of a rising UK population, has made the need to refurbish existing stock more crucial than ever; especially across the affordable housing sector.
Timber flooring, from traditional parquet blocks through to modern laminated systems, can contribute to creating attractive and visually stimulating room interiors, thanks to the very wide choice of wood species available with their characteristic colours, grain patterns and irregularities.
After the last couple of years, refurbishment is likely to be high on the agendas of our beloved pubs, bars, and restaurants. However, one key aspect that may have been overlooked is the matter of flooring system updates. After considerable periods of no foot traffic, this is an ideal time to ensure the floors of our beloved public houses and eateries are shipshape and Bristol fashion.
For over 75 years, TREMCO has been at the heart of the UK flooring industry, manufacturing innovative flooring solutions with contractors, architects, and specifiers in mind. TREMCO has a rare quality that is difficult to find elsewhere; we are one of the few brands to offer a fully compatible system solution to flooring contractors.
Before moisture-sensitive flooring is laid on a subfloor base it is necessary to ensure, not only that the floor is constructed to prevent moisture from reaching it from the ground, but also that any excess water from construction is dissipated.
A well-prepared, solid substrate is the vital element in underpinning a successful flooring installation. In this article, Tarjinder Singh, Technical Services Manager at Construction Products Group (UK) – manufacturers of Flowcrete and Tremco flooring – gives an insight into the key aspects to consider.