Screeds play a vital role when it comes to constructing durable and high-quality concrete as they are designed to prepare the sub-floor prior to the application of floor-coverings. A screed additive helps to improve the innate properties of a standard screed to support the construction process.
Within the car park environment, architects and specifiers know that correct specification of waterproofing and surfacing car parks is crucial to delivering a long-term, structurally safe facility for car park operators and vehicle owners. But what do you need to put into consideration?
For the untrained eye, it may be challenging to see the difference between concrete and floor screeds. This can sound strange, given that both materials are made from the same basic ingredients: cement, aggregates, and water.
Colour plays a significant role in the design and functionality of multi-storey car park structures. It can influence the overall aesthetic appeal of the structure, as well as aid in navigation and safety for those using the facility.
Without the right solutions underfoot, car parks are likely to fall foul of a long list of challenges which could lead to cracked, unsightly and unclean deck surfaces – or worse, compromised concrete slabs and an unsafe structure.
The retail sector is a complex world, with each outlet often having different flooring requirements. Whilst shopping centres may lean more towards aesthetics, supermarkets need to blend the decorative with the durable.
Flowcrete is contributing to the latest interior design trend by providing artistic flooring that reflects the architecture of the host building.
State-of-the-art technology can achieve incredible things – but only if each and every delicate component and piece of equipment is protected from a wide range of issues.
Recently it’s been seen as a one-hit wonder from the 70s, but terrazzo has in fact been a popular material ever since Ancient Rome and today it’s back among the top global design trends.
The two main types of resin floors are polyurethanes (PU) and epoxies – and understanding which is appropriate for different environments is very important for many construction industry professionals.
Choosing the right floor for a food and beverage (F&B) facility is a tricky task, as it will have to withstand a long list of challenging onsite conditions while consistently maintaining a clean and hygienic environment.
Traditionally, levelling screeds were simply a semi dry mix of OPC cement & sharp screeding sand. They were regularly used to overcome the issue of a structural slab with a surface too rough or uneven to apply the floor finish directly to. This could be either, a new concrete slab with an unacceptable finish, or the refurbishment of an existing building where the floor’s surface may have been damaged during the working lifetime of the building.