Yugal Concrete Floors

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Floor Laying

The floor laying process involves a whole host of intricately linked sub-processes. It begins with laying the slip membrane, pasting isolation boards, fixing reinforcement steel, setting-up the formwork precisely to the finished floor level, installing dowel bars and fixing the armoured joints. 

The next step is critical to the success of flooring operations; checking the concrete for its consistency and making sure that the slump is within the required range. Then comes transporting, spreading and laying the concrete to a rough level. It is only after all these steps have been properly executed, that we start deploying our screeding equipment. 

Depending on the nature of the project, the screeding equipment could either be a laser screed, a truss screed, or a simple hand screed. Floor flattening tools like highway straightedges/bump-cutters are deployed soon after the screeding operation to further improve the levelness and flatness of the floor while the concrete is still wet.

Floor Finishing

Finishing a concrete floor is an extremely time-sensitive and highly skilled task. By the time the concrete slab is ready to finish, it is already in an advanced stage of setting. So there is only a small time-window available to finish the slab before the concrete hardens. 

On the other hand, if the finishing operations start too early, there is risk of de-lamination and weakening of the floor surface. Over panning and over troweling can lead to similar problems. Added care needs to be taken if a dry-shake hardener or a coloured hardener is to be used (to increase the floor's abrasion resistance).

We use a combination of walk behind floaters and ride on trowels to achieve a very hard and dense surface which is also smooth and shiny. We strongly recommend spray curing the floor slab with a curing agent immediately after completion of finishing operations.

Essential Components of an Industrial Grade Floor

Reinforcement, vapour barrier and isolation boards lead to a crack-free floor

Rigorous quality control and quality assurance procedures ensure consistency in concrete

Correct hand tools and highly skilled manpower for VNA Super-flat DM1/2/3 floors are vital

Proper finishing technique and equipment lead to a long lasting and durable floor

Armoured joints and dowels provide edge protection and load transfer

Specialized flat floor equipment like laser screed and ride on trowels for FM2/3 floors are key

Use of dry-shake hardener make the floor more resistant to wear and tear

Timely and adequate curing goes a long way in making a strong floor and a surface that is less prone to dusting