Resin floors have been very popular in recent years. That is not surprising, since it has many advantages. To begin with, a cast floor has a timeless modern look. Because the floor is completely seamless and even, you can also easily clean it. Simply with a vacuum cleaner or a cloth. Finally, the floor is extremely strong, scratch and wear resistant and liquid proof. So it is a sustainable choice! Are you planning to have a cast floor installed soon? Then you have to take into account the 5 points below.
- Furniture must be stored temporarily
Laying a cast floor can take almost two weeks. This means that all furniture must be relocated during this period. The most convenient is to temporarily store them in a storage space. For example, rent a storage from Kubox in The Hague or another city in your area. This company also has a convenient home delivery service. The empty storage box is then taken to your home, where you can load it at your leisure. Then they pick up the box and take it to the storage location. As soon as you need the furniture again, they will simply return the storage box to you. This will save you a lot of time and hassle!
- The substrate must be suitable
In principle, a cast floor can be laid on any solid surface. Even over an existing tile or wooden floor. The preparations can differ per material. We recommend to have the surface checked by a professional first. Then you know exactly what to expect.
- The moisture percentage and temperature must be correct
The ideal conditions for installing a cast floor are as follows: a temperature of at least 15 degrees and a moisture percentage of no more than 4 percent in the substrate.
- You have to ventilate and heat the room well
After the cast floor has been installed in your home, it will have to harden. It is important to properly ventilate and heat the room during this process. This way you get a good result faster.
- The cast floor must dry for 3 to 5 days
Drying a cast floor will take on average between 3 and 5 days. Especially if you are in the middle of a renovation, you have to take this into account. Record the ‘dry days’ in your planning or process it in a step-by-step plan for a renovation . Make sure that nobody walks over it and that furniture is not put on top too early.
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