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Do-it-yourself self-leveling 3d floors: bring the original idea to life

Self-leveling 3d floors

Bulk floors 3d … Probably, there will not be a single person whom this type of flooring can leave indifferent. Having appeared recently on the Russian construction market, these floors made a splash. Even viewing their photos causes delight and admiration, and what can we say about those emotions that people experience when walking on them. Just imagine, you take a shower surrounded by frolicing dolphins … Or walk along the fluffy huge dandelions … Or relax on the banks of a bustling mountain stream … Everything is limited only by your imagination and financial capabilities.

Content

  • A dream come true – 3d
  • The technology of creating bulk 3d floors
  • Base surface preparation
  • Primer – elimination of defects
  • Base layer fill
  • Drawing 3d images
  • Topcoat
  • Application of a protective layer

A dream come true – 3d

It all started with artists drawing on the asphalt special volumetric drawings that attract a lot of spectators. Such images were so real that it was hard to believe that they were painted on a flat surface. But the illusion of volume (3d effect) is created only when the picture is viewed from a certain angle, and the picture is revealed more, the greater the length it reaches.

Sample of bulk floors with 3d effect

Agree, it’s hard to believe that the floor surface is flat

Currently, the technology of applying three-dimensional images allows you to create exclusive floor coverings that fill the room with coziness, comfort and give owners a good mood and a sense of satisfaction from the possibility of translating their wildest ideas and fantasies.

Self-leveling floors 3d photo which in large numbers can be seen on the websites of various construction companies offering their services in creating flooring, there are a variety of colors and all kinds of textures. They can be transparent, carry a certain image, shimmer with luminous colored sparks, contain small objects that complement the overall interior style.

Initially, the price for self-leveling 3d floors was so high that such a coating was an unattainable dream of the vast majority of the inhabitants of our country. This was explained by the novelty of the service on the Russian market, the lack of necessary experience for many construction companies and the high cost of materials.

Sample of a bulk floor 3d

The image is so realistic that it is impossible to get rid of the feeling of being on a glass floor

Of course, the technology for creating bulk floors is still of some complexity and requires certain skills, but still, with a great desire, you can even create 3d bulk floors with your own hands. Although in fact, this is still not worth doing, because even a minimal error can lead to deformation of the picture, the appearance of cracks and many other problems, which will be quite problematic to fix, and it will cost a considerable amount. Therefore, “Caesar – Caesarean”, and bulk floors 3d – only to high-class professionals.

The technology of creating bulk 3d floors

At first glance, the device of bulk floors with a three-dimensional image is a fairly simple process. But in fact, on bulk 3d floors, the technology is very complex and has many nuances. Consider the basic installation steps for this amazing flooring..

Base surface preparation

The surface of the base, intended for self-leveling floors, must be not only perfectly flat, but also roughened. This will allow for better adhesion between the base and the base layer. In principle, it is possible to arrange such floors on a wooden or ceramic basis, but the best result is still obtained on concrete.

If it is decided to mount 3d bulk floors on a wooden base, then check its moisture content. The value of this indicator should not exceed 10%. The surface is completely degreased and cleaned of dust and tiny particles of garbage. It is best to sand the wood. The main disadvantage of placing bulk floors on a wooden surface is the possibility of cracking the structure as a result of deflection of the boards under the weight of the finished floor.

When installing a bulk structure on ceramics, you need to carefully check the fastening of each tile. The loose elements must be removed, and the resulting gaps thoroughly puttyed. Then the surface is degreased, thoroughly cleaned and primed.

The moisture content of the concrete base should not exceed 5%. If there are cracked places on it, it is better to fill the entire surface with a special self-leveling mixture, and only after it has completely dried, the base is ground and cleaned.

Tip: Particular attention should be paid to oil stains on concrete. In such places, the lagging of the bulk floor is possible.

Primer – elimination of defects

Many surface defects of the bulk floor occur due to air entering its surface. That is why the base must be carefully primed. The composition is more convenient to apply with a spatula or a small roller with a short pile. For best effect, it is recommended to apply at least two coats of primer. At the end of this process, the entire surface must be sprinkled with clean and fine quartz sand (to enhance roughness). After this, you should wait a day until the base is completely dry.

Base layer fill

Most often, the polymer floor acts as the base layer. Its excellent performance makes it possible to perfectly apply any pattern on it..

Polymer coating

Application of polymer composition as a base coat

The polymer composition diluted according to the instructions is poured onto the floor and distributed evenly over the entire surface. If the floor area is very large, then fill in several bands. Do not be afraid of noticeable joints – high plasticity of the composition allows you to connect the parts into a single whole.

Important: when leveling the mixture on the surface of the floor, you can only move in the so-called paint boots (special shoes with spikes on the sole).

Drawing 3d images

Next, we apply the image using paints or use a finished drawing on a vinyl film or banner canvas. The second method is much more economical, since applying a picture with paints requires high costs for expensive materials (it is necessary that they are resistant to ultraviolet rays) and the artist’s work. Therefore, we consider in detail the process of applying an image substrate.

Sticking the picture on the floors

An image with a 3D effect is glued to the base layer

  1. You must select a picture, process it in a graphic editor and order a printout in a printing house. It should be noted here that the size of the picture should be slightly larger than the size of the future coating.
  2. The next step is priming the base coat..
  3. A day later, after the primer has completely dried, we glue the drawing on the base. If the image is applied to the film, then the sticker must be carefully monitored so that there are no air bubbles between it and the base. The pattern applied to the banner canvas can be glued to a thin layer of the topcoat.

Topcoat

As the finishing layer, you can use any transparent polymer floor. The technology for applying it is simple:

  1. We mix all the components of the mixture using a special nozzle on the drill.
  2. Pour the mixture onto the floor.
  3. Level the composition over the entire surface using the rule.
  4. Remove air bubbles from the mixture with a roller with hard spikes.
  5. We cover the entire surface with polyethylene or foil for two days. This is to ensure that the flooring has gained maximum strength..

Further work can be continued only after the final hardening of the finish layer. This time depends on many factors, such as coating thickness, temperature and humidity in the room..

Application of a protective layer

As a protective layer of bulk 3d floors, varnish is usually used. This gives the polymer coating additional protective properties against any damage and, consequently, increases the service life of the floor. In the modern construction market, a huge selection of different varnishes, some even give the coating anti-slip properties.

You can use any detergents to care for the lacquered floor. Speaking specifically about self-leveling floors, a damp cloth or sponge is enough to clean them, and periodic polishing of the surface is necessary to ensure shine.

So, the whole process of creating this masterpiece will take only about a week. After another three days, you can safely bring furniture into the room. That’s all, you can only enjoy the delightful, not changed at all, appearance of the bulk floor with a 3d image for many years.

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