Finishes & Service Runs
The grouted precast floor provides a firm working platform for following trades and is a suitable base for either sand / cement screeds or timber finishes. As all prestressed floor units are cambered, levelling screeds or packing may be required when laying floating finishes. Where required a structural concrete topping can be laid together with the joint infill to form a composite concrete floor to increase the strength of the flooring system.
Textured paint finishes or plaster finishes may be applied to Hollowcore planks in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Plaster manufacturers may require the application of a bonding agent. (Plastered finishes are not recommended for longer spans).
For suspended ceilings, plasterboard manufacturers have developed ceiling fixing systems using galvanised metal channels and hangers that can be fixed directly to the soffit of all types of floor. These fixing systems may be used instead or timber battens.