F.A.Q

 
  • CAN UNDERFLOOR HEATING BE USED?

  • Yes underfloor heating can be installed but care should be taken when switching it on.
    This process should be a gradual heating up of the floors over a few days. Starting with the
    lowest temperature to medium to high as required. Caution: Sudden increase in temperature
    can crack the floor.

  • HOW DO OUR CEMENT FLOOR PRICEWISE COMPARE WITH TILES?

  • Tiles under R120 per square metre, tiling is cheaper.
    Tiles over R120 per square metre, the cost is comparable when you add the tile cost, the
    screed cost, the tiler cost, the grouting cost and the wastage.
    The higher cost above this mark, the more favourable the cost of the screed. But cement
    screeds are unique and can be personalized, therefore the cost of this is immaterial.

  • DO SCREEDS CRACK?

  • There is a high possibility that cracks can appear. To some extent this
    adds to the character. One should be careful that there is no delaminating and breaking up of
    the screed where the cracks have occurred.

  • HOW THICK ARE THE SCREEDS?

  • We usually work with a 40mm screed.

  • HOW DO I CLEAN THE FLOORS?

  • We normally seal with a solvent based acrylic sealer. This normally
    requires warm soapy water with foam squeegee mop. On occasion an application of a wax
    polish will enhance and protect the surface further.

  • WHAT SHOULD I NOT DO WITH THE FLOORS?

  • Do not use solvents such as thinners, benzene,
    acidtones, ammonia (Handy Andy), and scouring pads, as this will strip the sealer