Anyone wishing to have a homogeneous and seamless flooring in their apartment, we advise you to pay attention to liquid floors, made on the basis of dry mixes, kneaded with water in a certain proportion. Compositions prepared on the basis of such mixtures, perfectly fit even on poorly aligned bases, filling all existing voids and irregularities.
With their help, it is possible to obtain a decorative coating decorated with one or another color pattern and immune to static electricity. Another advantage of the proposed method of preparing floor coverings is the ability to pour the liquid floor with your own hands (without the help of specialists).
Preparation and leveling of the floor
Before pouring liquid floors prepared on the basis of self-leveling mixtures, you should familiarize yourself with all the intricacies of the operations performed during this process and be sure to take into account the following remarks:
Leveling the floor with self-leveling mixtures
When choosing a brand of flooring mixes, you should remember that the latter can be used both for the preparation of the draft basis, and as a finishing finish. You can determine the purpose of the composition you are purchasing by the inscription on the package, indicating the order of its application. It is also necessary to take into account the fact that there are also quick-setting mixtures that dry out after 7–8 hours after leveling the filled surface.
Before pouring a liquid floor, you should familiarize yourself with the general procedure for conducting work, starting with the preparation of all the necessary tools.
So, to successfully fill the coating based on dry mixes you will need:
Mixing the solution
Before preparing the finished solution It is recommended to calculate the amount of dry mix required to fill the floor in the room of your choice. The calculation must be carried out taking into account the fact that with a 10 mm thick layer of liquid inlet, the consumption of dry powder will be about 15-17 kg / m².
To prepare a single portion of the solution, dry the mixture is poured into clean water, previously poured into a plastic container with a volume of at least 50 liters (the choice of capacity depends on the calculated amount of the starting material). After mixing the composition of the finished solution, first let stand for several minutes, and then again thoroughly mixed.
With the right proportion, you should get a homogeneous plastic solution of medium density that does not contain solid formations (lumps).
Fill the liquid floor preceded by mandatory procedures for the preparation of its base, which are usually reduced to applying a layer of primer. The choice of a particular type of primer depends on the properties of the treated substrate; the most convenient is the option of using a universal film-forming mixture, suitable for any coating material. It will be possible to proceed to the flooring only after the previously applied primer has fully grasped (after about 30-40 minutes).
It is recommended to carry out work with a liquid mixture in special shoes with spikes attached to the sole, and use a rule or a rail of suitable length to level it. The procedure for pouring liquid floor looks like this:
When using a quick-drying mixture (Horizon brand, for example), the waiting time for its full setting can be significantly reduced. Approximately in five hours it will be possible to move on the finished floor, and in a week it is allowed to lay tiles on it.
In the video presented on the website you can get additional information on the topic we are considering.
We advise you to familiarize yourself with:
This video shows how to make self-leveling floors with your own hands:
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