Self-level flooring can be used to repair, re-level and form smooth, high-gloss finishes in one step. While it’s typically used in medium-duty conditions, the glossy finish means it can also be adopted for more decorative spaces, such as showrooms. Application is with rakes or trowels at 1.5-3mm/60-120 mils and often done in combination with a spike roller to get the film as flat as possible.
Key Learning Outcomes
To be able to select and apply a suitable self-level flooring system, taking into consideration conditions, substrate and project requirements.
Theoretical Assessment Criteria
- Why self-level flooring systems are used and the roles they play.
- The extra measures typically used before and after self-level application to ensure a smooth finish.
- The different methods and tools used to apply self-level systems.
Practical Assessment Criteria
- The effective application of a self-level flooring system “by eye” using a trowel.
- The effective application of a self-level flooring system using gauging tools such as gauge rakes, pin rakes or notched trowels.
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