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Everything you need to know about DIY
Our Colour Cement Products include a variety of DIY Applications and Installations
.Our Colour Cement Products include a variety of DIY Applications and Installations such as Self Levelling Floors, Colour Floor Plaster, Colour Screed Floors, Wall Plaster, Stone-chip Floors, Industrial Floors and appropriate Primers and Sealants. Have a look at our different applications and you will be sure to find something that suits your style.
What’s the secret to Colour Cement flooring?
The success of any National Crete Colour Cement Floor or Wall entirely depends on the condition and quality of the Substrate onto which National Crete Products are applied.
How to ensure a good topping (screed)?
Mixing the topping (screed)
What is the substrate?
The Substrate is basically your existing floor. See below illustrations for various applications
How to prepare your Substrate?
For the application of either Colour Floor Plaster or a Self-levelling Floor, ideally the Substrate (existing floor) should be a sound, hard, clean, well cured concrete slab, powerfloated to a smooth finish or a 30mm cement screed (topping), at least 3 weeks old, struck-off to level and wood floated
If the above requirements, condition and quality of the Substrate are not met, a complete Floor Repair to the Substrate is required
Substrates could be of a substandard requirement, condition and quality for various reasons, amongst others being the lifting of tiles, grinding or removal of paint, glue, tar etc.
A Self-levelling Floor Repair can also be done simply to have a level floor for tiling, carpeting or laminate flooring
A Self-levelling Floor Repair Kit can be used to do a repair between 3 and 12mm thick
A Floor Plaster Floor Repair Kit can also be used to do a floor repair for the greater thicknesses of ±5mm up to 20mm. This can be done to create a Granolithic Concrete by adding crusher dust or fine chip stone
How fast can you do it?
Depending on the application you choose, a full installation can take from 7 days i.e. for a Self-levelling Floor, or a Colour Floor Plaster to between 14-21 days for a Colour Screed Floor.