Floor leveling is a process that involves the correction of an uneven substrate, typically a concrete subfloor, to provide a flat, level surface suitable for the installation of various types of flooring. Uneven floors can be caused by a variety of factors such as the settling of the foundation, inadequate site preparation, or damage due to moisture, age, or use.
The process of floor leveling typically involves the use of a self-leveling underlayment material, which is a cement-based compound that is poured onto the existing floor surface. The material flows and settles under the influence of gravity, allowing it to create a smooth and level surface that conforms to the contours of the existing substrate. The material is usually spread with specialized tools such as trowels or gauge rakes, and may also require the use of leveling rods or laser level systems to ensure that the surface is accurately leveled.
To ensure optimal results, it is essential to properly prepare the substrate prior to the application of the self-leveling underlayment. This may involve cleaning the substrate, removing any debris, and filling in large cracks or depressions. The self-leveling underlayment must also be mixed and applied according to the manufacturer’s instructions, taking into account factors such as ambient temperature, humidity, and the depth of the pour.
Our team makes sure that we are using the best tools and techniques available. While most should be using lasers and depth gauges like us another factor that sets us apart is the use of Collomix. When mixing leveling compound, it is important to use a Collomix to accurately measure and control the amount of water added to the mixture. Here are some reasons why using a Collomix is important:
- Consistency: Levelling compound requires a precise amount of water to be added to achieve the correct consistency. Too much or too little water can result in an uneven or weakened mixture, which can affect the final results. Using a water dosing device ensures that the correct amount of water is added every time, resulting in a consistent and reliable mixture.
- Efficiency: A water dosing device can measure water quickly and accurately, reducing the time and effort required for manual measurements. This saves time and increases productivity during the mixing process.
- Quality: The quality of the finished product depends on the accuracy of the mixture. By using a water dosing device, the mixture will be consistent and high quality, resulting in a smooth and level floor.
- Safety: Accurately measuring water using a water dosing device reduces the risk of adding too much or too little water, which can lead to a weakened mixture that is more likely to crack or break.
Floor leveling is a crucial step in the installation of many types of flooring, as it can impact the performance and longevity of the finished product. A professional flooring contractor with experience in floor leveling can provide valuable guidance and ensure that the process is executed correctly for the best possible outcome.