Its important to get your project started off in the right way. So for a professional and long lasting finish, make sure you have the floor properly prepared before you start.
Uplift and disposal
Floor preparation starts with the uplift and disposal of the old floor. Bathgate Flooring offers full uplift and disposal of existing floor coverings. We then offer re-surfacing of subfloors with suitable smoothing compounds or plywood sheeting. We are very aware of the environmental impact and, as a part of our environmental policy, we recycle the uplifted flooring when possible.
Damp Proof Membranes
Damp-proof membranes are used where damp floor issues occur or there is a risk of it occurring. We can provide a consultation and moisture measurement. This will ascertain whether further control treatments are required.
Often where a new slab has been laid, commercial time constraints dictate that the floor finish is laid before the new slab is fully dry. For damp or wet floors, we supply a full range of floor membrane products.
Shot blasting is universally recognised for its versatility and wide range of applications; it produces a superior surface ready for further work. The removal of laitance, paint and coatings from a concrete floor is quick and the surface which remains has a texture which is perfect to key new finishes.
Scarifying is the most effective method of floor preparation to reduce high spots in concrete and remove flexible or extremely resilient surface finishes, where only a mechanical abrasion method will work effectively.
The applications for floor preparation and maintenance are vast, including removing paint, epoxies and screeds, and grooving of concrete for extreme slip resistance, such as in agricultural buildings, car parks, retail and industrial ramps.
Latex Smoothing Screeds
These screeds are applied from a thickness of 3mm in thickness to provide a smooth surface and are used prior to a floor covering being fitted. This subfloor preparation is essential for the floor covering that is to both perform and enhance the resilience.