The building’s interior must be thoroughly dry. If the average moisture content of drywall, sub-floors (cement slab), ceilings and framing is below 12 to 14%, the building components are considered to be dry.
Fully Closed Building
The building is fully closed; all windows and exterior doors are installed.
Wet Job Completed
All wet works jobs are completed.
>20mm Thickness Sub-Floor
Properly dry and level sub-floor (cement slab) with a minimum 20mm thickness is ready for hardwood batten installation.
Installation of Timber Flooring
Flooring system that consists of hardwood battens of 10mm (thick) x 45mm (wide) x random length are laid 150mm apart.
Timber floor strips as specified would be installed over the batten base. Each floor strip should be glued using high solid content (75%) timber adhesive and fastened down with L-cleats nailer at the perfect 45 degree angle to tongue to the Sub-Base at 300mm C.C.
Upon completion of laying the timber floor strips, the floor shall be left curing for a minimum 14 days before proceeding with sanding. The floor should not be covered during the curing period.
4 directional level sanding with grit sand paper 60, 80 and 120 using endless belt sanding machine & edge sanding machine. Final sanding shall be carried out by using three discs machine (TRIO).
Apply 1 application of LOBA® “Opti Prime” as base coat and 2 application of LOBA® “WS Life” as top coat, which are water-based polyurethane timber floor coating products from Germany.
Before proceeding with the final coat, the entire floor should be cut back and vacuumed to ensure all surfaces are clean and free of dust.
The floor is ready for light traffic after 8 to 10 hours after applying the final coat. A minimum of 7 days of drying period is needed in order to achieve full hardness and fully dry condition.