When thinking about a major overhaul, you will certainly encounter the need to change the floor. Now become self-leveling floors and 3d floors. In this article we will tell you how to make a self-leveling floor with your own hands, give step-by-step instructions for pouring, and also show you the video and photo.
3D floors - dandelions
Polyurethane floor decorative coating is different from a usual bulk floor the image applied on it.
The drawing is applied on a base, on top of which a polymer layer is poured. In this way, a three-dimensional image effect is achieved, and the depth changes due to the thickness of the final coating. What will be depicted on the floor, you choose yourself, based on personal preferences and imagination.
It will be optimal to entrust the process of making such a floor to professionals, but with exact adherence to technology you can cope on your own.
The technology for laying a three-dimensional floor is almost the same as making a standard self-leveling coating with small nuances and corrections and consists of the following processes:
Preparing the floor for 3D
For installation three-dimensional self-leveling floor required pre-prepared concrete screed.
There should be no greasy stains on the surface, otherwise it will lead to flaking of the bulk coating.
Primer floor brush
Priming the floor with a roller The surface is primed after it has been cleaned. For this purpose, special compositions are used, which are able to fill all gaps and gaps in the concrete base. Thus, better adhesion of the polymer floor to the base is provided.
The primer is applied using a flat brush, spatula or roller with a short bristle. The primer is applied in two layers, before applying the next layer, the first one should dry well.
After the end of the process, the surface should be left for about 6 hours, and only then proceed to the application of the base polyurethane layer.
Leveling process for flooring When making a three-dimensional coating as a base coat can be floor screed or polymer blend. Due to its special properties, the polymer coating is the optimal basis for drawing and mounting a 3D floor.
If you wish to install a self-leveling floor using natural and artificial materials, the base coat will serve as a background, and according to its color and quality of installation, special attention should be paid.
The polymeric basecoat is applied as well as a normal polymeric floor. The main requirement is the absence of air bubbles and evenness of the surface. The evenness of the surface is achieved with the help of the rule and periodic inspection of the building level.
Drawing the picture on the floor
The picture is applied to the prepared base layer using one of two ways: painting or sticking an image. Drawing an image is a more expensive option and is performed with acrylic or polymeric paints that are resistant to UV light. The services of the artist will cost you much more if you yourself do not have artistic talent. In this case, your gender will be unique and individual.
After applying the image, wait until it is completely dry before applying a protective layer.
The most popular method of applying a pattern on a polymer base is considered a sticker. This is done by graphically processing the selected image and printing it onto a carrier, in the role of which is banner fabric or vinyl film.
Self-leveling floors - bubbles The printout of the design can be carried out at the printing house.
The image size should exceed the floor area, otherwise under the transparent layer of the polymer coating there will be visible joints that will spoil the entire appearance of the floor.
The drawing of the pattern takes place in several stages:
At this point the drawing can be considered complete.
Structure of the self-leveling floor
Pre-count the amount of polymer layer to cover the finish base. The most important is the thickness of the future coating, which should not be less than 3 mm. With such a thickness for processing 1 square. meter will need about 4 kg of a transparent polymer mixture.
The process of applying the finishing layer:
Leveling and rolling the floor can be done by moving it in shoes with spikes.
For the surface to gain maximum strength, it must be covered with plastic wrap or foil for several days. The period of complete drying of the floor covering depends on the temperature and humidity in the room.
Picture of Flower Glade
Waiting for the final hardening of the floor and curing the transparent topcoat The surface is treated with a layer of protective varnish.
The lacquer layer is necessary to give the surface additional protective properties that protect the coating from the effects of external mechanical factors, thereby increasing its service life. If you wish, you can choose a varnish that will make the self-leveling floor anti-slip.
Caring for a three-dimensional floor does not require much difficulty. Due to the applied lacquer coating, the surface acquires dirt-repellent properties; therefore, to clean it, it is enough to treat it with a damp cloth or a special sponge. Since the varnish has protective characteristics, you have the opportunity to use cleaning and detergent substances.
If you approach with full responsibility to study the technological process of laying a three-dimensional self-leveling floor, the final result will be original and unique. Thus, you will receive an original floor covering that will make your interior suitable for your desires and taste preferences. Despite the fact that this work requires a lot of effort and patience, the result will undoubtedly justify them and will please you for a long time.
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