HOW TO CONSTRUCT CEMENT CONCRETE FLOOR?

Cement concrete flooring is one of the most common types of flooring provided in homes. This type of flooring has the following advantages.

  • easy to manufacture and maintain
  • Economical compared to tiles, marble flooring

Step-by-step process for manufacturing cement concrete floors

cement concrete floor section
cement concrete floor section
  1. First deposit the soil properly in the plinth. While compacting, care should be taken that proper slope required for the floor is provided.
  2. Spread a layer of clean coarse sand about 10 to 15 cm thick evenly over this compacted soil fill.
  3. A base concrete of grade M10 (1 cement: 3 sand: 6 coarse aggregates) is then laid over the sand layer in the required slope and properly tamped. The thickness of the base concrete is usually 100 mm.
  4. Level the top of the base concrete and leave it to solidify and harden.
  5. Clean the surface thoroughly when it hardens.
  6. Divide the top of the floor into panel, rectangular or square shapes using glass or other strips. The area of ​​the panels should preferably be less than 2 square metres.
  7. After the paneling is completed, wet the top of the base concrete and apply the cement solution over it.
  8. On top of this cement slurry, a layer of cement concrete of grade M15 (1 cement: 2 sand: 4 coarse aggregate) of the required thickness (eg 40 mm) is provided.
  9. Tamp the top surface thoroughly to compact it and use wooden floats to obtain a smooth surface. The surface thus obtained is cured for about 10 days before being put into use.


Er. Mukesh Kumar

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Er. Mukesh Kumar is Editor in Chief and Co-Funder at ProCivilEngineer.com Civil Engineering Website. Mukesh Kumar is a Bachelor in Civil Engineering From MIT. He has work experience in Highway Construction, Bridge Construction, Railway Steel Girder work, Under box culvert construction, Retaining wall construction. He was a lecturer in a Engineering college for more than 6 years.