Name some different types of floor construction.
- Suspended timber
- Suspended block and beam
- Solid concrete slab
- Composite floor deck
- 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?
- Provides a finishing layer onto existing structural base
- Not intended to be wearing courses, so should be protected with another material such as carpet, vinyl etc.
- 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?