Screeds, flooring and finishes - selection, construction and maintenance (R184)

In comparison with other building components, flooring has historically had one of the highest rates of failure. And failures mean high costs arising from failure investigations, remedial works, loss of usage, lost production and litigation. Satisfactory floor performance can be assured only through correct selection, specification and construction. This book provides comprehensive guidance for clients, designers, specifiers and contractors on the selection and construction of internal flooring systems. It looks at a variety of applications, including stairs and floors in specialised areas such as cold rooms and foundries, taking into consideration the structural base, service conditions, performance requirements, capital and maintenance costs, and health and safety aspects. Much of the guidance is presented in a handy tabular form to assist the user in selecting the most suitable type of flooring system. Also includes examples of failures and remedies. Key words: concrete and structures, materials, design and buildability, building technology.

ISBN: 978-0-86017-496-7

Author: M J Gatfield

Number of pages: 408 (paperback)

Publisher: CIRIA

Date of Publication: November 1998