Nowadays, rarely does anyone use self-preparation solutions for leveling the floor during repair work, this is far from the past. Now on the market there is a huge variety of ready-made mixtures, the leading place among which is the self-leveling floor of Hercules.
Note: The Hercules brand appeared at the plant in the city of Novosibirsk in 1997 and, thanks to the good quality of its mixtures, has become a leader among building materials.
The self-leveling mixture of this brand is intended for adjusting the concrete base 3-10 mm for further flooring. The self-leveling floor consists of a mineral substance without organic impurities.
Dry self-leveling mixtures contain the main component, mineral additives and polymer additives, which ensures their high quality.
Features of dry mixes:
Benefits of use:
Note: On average, the floor hardens from six hours to three days. Time will depend on how thick the layer is and what the ambient temperature is.
Then you can walk on it without hindrance.
All bulk mixes can be divided into three types:
The main product of this brand is dry mixes based on minerals and polymer additives.
The following bases for mixtures exist:
The hardened solution is waterproof, moisture resistant, has good adhesion, elastic, resistant to mechanical stress.
The most common Hercules mixtures are self-leveling, bulk and standard.
Mixtures have the feature of preserving their living qualities for about 3 hours, provided they are diluted in accordance with the instructions. They are used to level the subfloor for further finishing.
For substrates with significant irregularities, use Hercules starter mix.It is used to create an initial floor level and can be applied to a painted surface.
It can be used for the construction of unheated buildings, due to the fact that it contains polymers that form a frost-resistant layer.
Screed Hercules is used in the construction of a classic concrete floor. This material stands out in that layers up to one hundred millimeters thick quickly solidify.
Important: To level the floor surface, a layer 30 millimeters thick is sufficient, and the maximum allowable is up to one hundred millimeters.
If the layer height is too high, it can lead to surface cracking, peeling of the base and uneven drying.
Laying of the finishing material should be done no earlier than a day after the layers have completely dried.
To create a high-quality surface, it is very important to prepare the base.
The preparatory stage consists of:
Note: With increased moisture absorption capacity of the base, the primer should be applied several times to prevent the rapid absorption of moisture from the solution and the formation of voids.
The surface under the Hercules floor leveler must be even and dry.
According to the instructions, the preparation of the self-leveling floor takes about 30 minutes. After preparation, the solution must be kept for 7 minutes.
Pouring a finishing self-leveling mortar consists of the following steps:
There are two ways of installing beacons:
Determine the zero level, depending on the size of the screed height. Measure with a rope equal distances from the bottom to the floor along the perimeter, making marks and connecting them in one line. It will serve as a guide for the beacons and an indicator of the maximum floor level. Using a laser level, marks are set at the desired height along the walls and connected in one straight line.
A solution is applied along it to fix the profile beacons. A beacon is placed on the mixture and pressed until it touches the rope.
In any case, the length between the beacons is 10-15 cm shorter than the spatula, due to which it will rest a little against them and slide easier on the floor. All beacons must be installed parallel to each other.
The installation of beacons is an extremely important point, which determines the evenness of the future floor.
Therefore, you need to be able to work with them.
Self-leveling floor begins to set somewhere within 30 minutes, therefore, when mixing the required solution, you need to take into account your performance. When the floor dries, it is necessary to ensure that liquid and dust do not get on the surface, and that there is no draft.
Note: The minimum limit time is six hours. After that, you can move on the surface, but it will take 7 days for the composition to dry completely.
Also, within a week for full drying, it is necessary to maintain the air temperature within +5 - + 25 degrees. For the first three days, exclude airing and direct sunlight. You can put plastic wrap, sawdust on the surface, or regularly water the floor to maintain moisture.
In order for the work to be carried out efficiently, the base should not have cracks, dents or bulges. It is important that the clone does not exceed the 0.
2% norm. The result will depend on how correctly the application technology is performed.
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