New possibilities for floor constructions in renovating
Modern installation materials today make it possible to offer solutions for virtually all requirements in flooring structures. In the area of renovation work in old buildings, however, we are reaching the limits where new flooring needs to be levelled out over a large area, such as sagging ceilings.
The additional weight often puts strain on the existing subfloors or ceilings to the limits of their load-bearing capacity, and in doing so severely limits the design options. In this instances, flooring structures based on cement or calcium sulphate screeds would cause impermissibly high loads or undesirably long drying times,
precast screeds would in turn be more expensive to construct and could be subject to restrictions in choosing the floor covering or accommodating loads.
Intelligent combinations of established installation materials have now succeeded in conveniently solving the problems depicted for the user and allowing for completely new applications: In the UZIN Turbolight system, individual components can contribute their respective specific properties to the building as a whole, resulting in a compound system with maximum synergy. This construction combines the special strengths in system components, like high cohesiveness and short installation times, while
drastically reducing unwanted properties like high weight of floor covering. This results in a novel system of a flooring construction that is unique in its overall performance.
Details will be described in the following about the flooring construction and its performance, and the application will be illustrated in practice with reference to the objects listed.
The UZIN Turbolight system is constructed on the building site, starting from the supporting substrate, using the three system components of light smoothing mortar, reinforced fibres (renovating fleece), and thin screed.
Their function within the system will be expounded on in the following.
A light smoothing mortar with relatively high strength forms the substructure for the Turbolight system. This transfers occurring loads even in layers of different thicknesses, such as uniform outbursts on the supporting substrate or the supporting ceiling.
Afterwards, the rooms were completely covered with the UZIN RR 201 renovating fleece and then the thin screed was incorporated. Two-ply prefinished wood flooring in oak was installed as a surface covering. Image C shows the conditions that often arise in renovation work: The recess there in the floor was smoothed out with light soothing mortar, and the area as a whole was reinforced/levelled as described above.
Image D is from a building in which parts of the subfloor were prepared with OSB. In parts of the property and especially in the doorways, the OSB could not be installed due to the insufficient height of the structure. Those parts were smoothed out according to the height specifications.