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Name some different types of floor construction.

  1. Suspended timber
  2. Suspended block and beam
  3. Solid concrete slab
  4. Composite floor deck
  5. Ribbed and waffle slabs


What is a composite floor deck?

Profiled steel floor deck (acting as permanent shuttering) with in-situ concrete cast over the deck


What is the function of a floor screed?

  1. Provides a finishing layer onto existing structural base
  2. Not intended to be wearing courses, so should be protected with another material such as carpet, vinyl etc.
  3. Can also be used to create falls in the floor, e.g. in wet rooms


Where would you have insulation in the ground floor of a new office development?



What is terrazzo?

Composite material consisting of marble, quartz, granite, glass or other suitable chips poured with a cementitious binder, which is then cured and polished to a smooth surface


What is a timber sprung floor?

  • Floor systems that absorb shock and lower impact levels by providing foam backing or rubber feet as support beneath the structure (often a build-up of 3 bands of timber 'battens')
  • Often considered best for dance studios and sports halls