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We have a specialist asphalt flooring team. This includes both the installation of new mastic asphalt flooring and repair work to existing floors. Our highly-experienced team of fully accredited asphalt specialists cover all of London and the South of England.
An asphalt floor can last longer and outperform almost every other flooring material on the market. There are several reasons for the longevity of flooring in this material.
Firstly, mastic asphalt is highly durable (especially when extra grit is added to the mix), this means it can withstand heavy use. Secondly, asphalt has amazing natural waterproofing properties, which make it an ideal materail to damp proof your floor. And finally, if there is any damage to the asphalt floor it can be completely repaired at a low cost and with the minimum disruption. Unsurprisingly all these factors make asphalt flooring a material of choice for specifiers.
You can see mastic asphalt flooring used in a number applications including in warehouse floors, school classrooms and government housing walkways.
When it comes to the installation of mastic asphalt flooring, this process can be completed extremely quickly using what is known as a hot charge process. When the molten asphalt is laid upon the substrate it cools off very fast. This means within a few hours of an installation, carpets and other items of furniture can be put back into place. The obvious benefit to this is any installation causes hardly any disruption.
Mastic asphalt is a carbon zero rated (1) waterproofing material which is made up of limestone aggregates bound together with bitumen. This bitumen can either be standard bitumen, standard bitumen combined with Lake Asphalt (2) or a hybrid modified bitumen supplied by a company such as IKO (3). Although this waterproofer is most famous for mastic asphalt roofing, it is also excellent for the waterproofing of other applications including floors, steps, balconies and car parks. When it comes to the laying of mastic asphalt it must be heated until it becomes a molten liquid. Then it can be laid with the use of a wooden float or a spatula.
To lay a mastic asphalt floor in a building the substrate must be cleaned and primed. Next a layer of sheathing felt or staple tissue will be laid to allow movement between the substrate and the asphalt flooring which will be laid. On top of the sheathing felt or staple tissue 1 or 2 layers of flooring grade asphalt should be laid to a nominal thickness of between 20-25mm. For certain applications, the thickness of the asphalt may be increased such as railways platforms, loading sheds, and heavily used factory floors. This asphalt will serve as a damp proof membrane.
• Extremely durable flooring material
• Excellent damp proofing properties
• Suitable to withstand for heavy foot traffic
• Minimum disruption to the building during the installation process
• Carbon Zero Rating
• Is a tried and tested flooring waterproofer (proven performance over decades)
• Aggregates can be added to mix for both anti-slip and extra hardness
• Attractive Finish
• We have our own asphalt mixer which means a flame-free laying of the mastic asphalt. Better consistency in the asphalt mixture meaning a more efficient installation process with a better overall finish.
• At RJ Evans we have a vastly experienced team. We have operatives with more than 40 years’ experience.
• We provide a range of FREE quotations and solutions for all projects.
• Insurance Backed Guarantees.
• Excellent Customer Support throughout project.
• Rated 5 out of 5 from our previous customers.