World top designers use 3D floors to create unique and bright interiors. Self-leveling 3D floors won special recognition from Italian architects and designers who extensively use polymeric coverings in flats, private houses, entertainment centers. Due to a special 3D technology of putting an image, the illusion of three-dimensionality of an image is created when you look at the floor at a certain angle.
3D floors not only look esthetically, they are also very strong. Life time of decorative polymeric floors is dozens of years. Polymeric floors are wear-resistant, they are of low dirt retention, easy to clean and operate. Decorative qualities of such floors are difficult to overestimate.
Self-leveling 3D floors are made of polymers using polyurethane, methylmethacrylate, epoxy and other compounds. Due to their low level of viscosity, floors create a smooth layer by themselves. That is why they are called “self-leveling” floors.
Decorative floors are used in industrial premises, offices, shopping and entertainment centers and residential houses.
A beautiful 3D image will adorn any childcare centre or any children’s room. The premises for children should be clean and finished using ecologically safe materials. Self-leveling floors do not have any seals where dirt and dust can be accumulated; they do not require big efforts while cleaning and are produced in accordance with all ecological and sanitary and hygienic norms.
Decorative 3D floors will give not only a special appeal to your house or flat, they will also decrease dust level and facilitate the cleaning.
In order to avoid damage and detachment of polymeric floors, the surface, which they are to be applied to, should be thoroughly prepared. Concrete base of self-leveling floors should be moisture-proof, should be in accordance with norms of moisture content and uniformity of the base, and also have required compression strength. Depending on the situation, various methods of preparation of the surface to applying polymeric coverings are used.
The technology and methods of laying 3D floors depends on the sphere of use, designer’s projects and service conditions. They include leveling and further preparation of the floor, creation and application of an image, and also covering of an image with a polymeric material. The process of decorative 3D flooring is very labor-intensive and requires appropriate qualification of workers.
Advantages of self-leveling 3d floors
Characteristics and advantages of polymeric floors, if compared to other types of coverings, are the following:
- resistance to mechanical and chemical loads,
- increased level of cleanness due to low dirt retention,
- wear resistance,
- easy to use,
- short terms of production,
- decorative features.
Spheres of use of self-leveling coverings
Such type of covering can be used in various spheres of human activity due to its excellent properties. These can be food industry, electronics and chemical industries, spheres of commercial activity, medical and child-care facilities, pharmaceutics, etc.
Requirements to the quality of floor concrete base
The main requirement to the floor base, which should be met before applying polymeric coverings, is the correspondence with certain parameters, such as: waterproofing, compression strength, humidity and uniformity of the base.
Peculiarities of preparation of the floor before applying polymeric solutions
Without thorough preparation of the floor, there are no guarantees that there will be no detachment of polymers or their damage. In different cases, various methods of preparation are used.
Technology of laying self-leveling floors
Methods of manufacturing of self-leveling floors. In various spheres of use of self-leveling 3d floors, various methods of laying are applied.
Service instructions for self-leveling 3d floors
Even when using properly, decorative floors require every-day care and cleaning.