What floor preparation before Amtico fitting?

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  1. Leinster6

    Leinster6 New Member

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    Hi All,

    I'm purchasing a new build and want to put Amtico Spacia down throughout the downstairs.

    Developer has quoted £3744 for approx. 45sqm to supply and fit.

    I think this is too expensive, so got a quote of another supplier of £2565 plus any potential floor preparation, with latex screen costing £13 /sqm or a feather finish at £2.50 /sqm.

    As this is a new build with concrete floor what prep would I need if any?

    Thanks
     
  2. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    My god a feather finish if needed? On a new build floor!! Get a moisture reading of your subfloor first please!


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  3. Sivsaints

    Sivsaints Active Member

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    All I’d say is get a local decent independent flooring company in and AVOID bob the builder or building company as there definitely be adding there bit on and most probably giving you bad advice.
     
  4. Sivsaints

    Sivsaints Active Member

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    Also you can’t just give people prices online as site inspection is needed to identify what the subfloor actually is and like Merit said check moisture levels.
     
  5. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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  6. Leinster6

    Leinster6 New Member

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    Merit - UTV

    Developer is Taylor Wimpey

    Don't know any further floor details as not fully built yet.

    Someone else recommended John Lewis for Amtico - I've seen the work and it looks top quality. (Got my quote with local independent flooring company)
     
  7. Spacey

    Spacey Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It will almost certainly need a Damp proof membrane on the concrete first then a primer and a smoothing compound not just a coat of feather finish
    I’d dismiss those whole said that immediately and the builder

    Cheapest quote isn’t always the right one to go with
     
  8. dazlight

    dazlight Super Moderator

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    Done 5 this year and all had to have this

    Grind the floor
    2 coats of liquid dpm
    Prime & screed the floor at 4mm
    Amtico
     
  9. dazlight

    dazlight Super Moderator

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    45m2 Amtico Spacia straight lay I’d be approx £80m2
     
  10. Paul

    Paul Well-Known Member

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    Dpm and screed , and underbevelling the Spacia
     
  11. tarkett85

    tarkett85 Well-Known Member

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    Just to add, personally I’d recommend the concrete base gets a screeding before dpm I’ve never come across a builders screed smooth enough to dpm directly to and no amount of grinding will get it there. So grind off laitence, screed subfloor, dpm (depending on rh% will tell you what product should be used) then screed over the dpm, prime and install just hope they don’t use gypsum based products it makes prep work more expensive.


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  12. nevertrever2

    nevertrever2 Well-Known Member

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    We've done loads of Taylor wimped homes most of there floors are block and beam with insulation and 80 mm of concrete over the top, check for moisture but we haven't had to dpm or grind one, we give it a once over with the buffer to get the crap off, and we always screed
     

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