Common Problems in Traditional Floors
Bad concrete, uneven sub-base, thin slab, delayed saw-cutting, poor workmanship and bad design can all lead to a severely cracked floor.
Too many Joints
The conventional strip construction method results in construction joints every 3 to 4 meters, leading to accelerated floor damage.
Poor finishing techniques, wrong concrete mix, and incorrect use of dry-shake hardener result in a concrete slab that is porous.
Lack of load transfer mechanism across joints, warped formwork, and lack of edge protection cause rapid deterioration of floor edges.
Main Components of Engineered Floors
With laser screed technology we can lay 25m by 25m wide panels in a single pour. This results in a 70 to 80% reduction in construction joints.
Laying a steel mesh or adding steel fibers in concrete increases the slab's strength and is instrumental in eliminating cracking in concrete.
Edge Protection & Load Transfer
A proprietary steel armoured joint and plate dowel system protects the construction joints from heavy traffic and ensures smooth load transfer.
Using dry-shake hardener increases the surface's abrasion resistance and using a Silicate based densifier makes the floor hard, dust-free, and glossy.