Constructing the Floor
I was glad to find Shaine Quiroz of Livingboden. I could not imagine someone better for this job. His craftsmanship is extremely accurate and he is always going for the best result. I enjoy people with such a work ethic so much. We started with an excellent product called Cemwood CW1000. Cemwood, which is based in Magdeburg, Germany, is a manufacturer of mineralised wood chips which are used as dry levelling and cavity fill. The product is positionally stable as bound fills, thermally insulating and impact-sound-absorbing so as resistant to mould, fungi, rodents and much more.
The underfloor heating was done by Roland Weingartner of Eta-Max and we used a system by Rehau. This system is only 30mm high and can be used for cooling and heating. Roland made a clean job as you can see on the pictures.
For the Dry Screed we used a fantastic product by Lindner-Norit. This tried-and-tested system com- prises a prefabricated gypsum fibre screed unit (25mm), which is bonded with NORIT-TE Adhesive for secure, solid bonding of the dry screed elements. Thanks to the practical click-in system, there is no need to clip or screw in the elements. The surface created acts as a load-distributing layer and is the ideal base for further finishing Materials like Hardwood or Tiles.
All photos by Jácint Halász