Renovation: What are the various expert steps to update the old flooring?
How to update the old flooring?
You might be wondering how old flooring at your place can be changed. For that, we have mentioned one of the scenarios where our team of experts provided the best results to one of our old clients. Let’s get started on how the work was carried out.
Started the renovation
When the team started the renovation, the home had solid concrete floors due to which the ground floor was not insulated and groundwater was pushed to the wall base. Due to this, the house was cold and damp. One of the important parts of the refurbishment was to get the breathable and warm solid flooring.
The dining room floor started coming together
Initially, the concrete layer was broken up and then removed. For every room, the process was different and the dining room was made of concrete & directly attached to the earth. The sitting had a lightweight screen and membrane along with a plastic damp roof. The kitchen has vinyl tiles.
The base of the coat plaster by using the earth dug from below the surface
Our main focus was to reduce wastage as much as possible. The material obtained from the sitting and dining room was kept aside and used for exterior design. However, the kitchen floor tiles were contaminated and they had to be discarded correctly.
Working on the kitchen floor
To begin with the installation, the subfloor needs to be extended further by around 150 to 175mm. It was important to do the insulation and vapor control method.
The dining room area needs to be dug by using the clay-rich earth and it was important to sieve and mix the clay plaster correctly. Instead of shifting all of the material out, it was applied on the wall in perfect amounts. This acted as the base coat plaster.
The rest of the kitchen floor needs to be broken
The kitchen and sitting room did not have the nice soft earth and it was completely bedrock. This is the reason, it was required to be broken up by using the heavy-duty breaker and shifting was carried out through the wheelbarrow. No doubt, the process took some time but the pile of stone obtained through this step was used later.
Floors contained a bedrock
Once the shifting and breaking up was done, space was lined with geotextile membrane and the filling was done with foamed glass aggregate. Its thickness was around 150mm and it helped give it a solid base so that the floor setup was done. It worked as an insulation method that provided thermal comfort. Moreover, underfloor heating was installed which was not there earlier.
Handling the bedrock through the breaker
Then came the foamed glass which acted like a capillary barrier. Through this it worked the best against the moisture level, buffering the damp from the groundwater surface. Its use is considered much more effective than traditional methods. This way the water was not pushed to the wall base.
Taking out the broken rack
Once that was done, the process of fixing the electrics and plumbing work was done. Along with cables and running pipes were installed. After that, another layer of geotextile was added with the heating pipes on the top. The final results were easier than what the client was expecting.
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