Enhancing Efficiency and Cost Savings in Construction Projects

Impervia’s easy-to-install flooring is the secret weapon for cost-efficient development projects. Its seamless installation and unparalleled durability make it the go-to choice for streamlining construction processes and maximising savings. Say goodbye to hassles and hello to efficiency with Impervia Flooring.


The Need for Efficiency in Development Projects

Construction projects today are under more pressure than ever. With deadlines looming and budgets tightening, the ability to deliver high-quality results efficiently is essential. Several things contribute to these challenges, including:

Tight Timelines: Delays can be costly, leading to increased labour costs and potential penalties.

Budget Constraints: Staying within budget while maintaining quality is a constant balancing act.

Material Selection: Choosing the right materials can significantly impact both the timeline and cost of a project.

Having a streamlined construction process is not just a luxury but a necessity.


Introducing Impervia’s Easy-to-Install Flooring

Impervia easy-to-install flooring stands out in the construction industry for several reasons. Here’s why it’s a game-changer:

It’s highly durable and capable of handling heavy traffic and wear, which ensures it’s a smart long-term investment. Its versatility means it fits well in residential, commercial, and industrial settings alike. What’s more, its installation process is straightforward compared to traditional flooring options, cutting down on preparation time and labour costs.


Installation Guide for Different Screeds

A screed is a layer of material, typically a mix of cement and sand, applied to a floor base to create a smooth, level surface for flooring installations.

Impervia Flooring is a floating floor system with its own acoustic backing layer. It uses the latest Valinge 5Gi system, which is superior to the older 5G system.

Here’s a simplified guide for installation:

  • Flat, Solid Subfloor: Impervia Flooring needs a flat and solid subfloor.
  • SR2 Screed: Planks can be fitted on an SR2 screed, but any high spots should be ground down.
  • SR1 Subfloor: For the best results, especially with herringbone patterns, it’s better to fit on an SR1 subfloor.
  • SR2 Subfloor: If using an SR2 subfloor, applying a latex layer or self-levelling compound is recommended to ensure the locking system is secure and the floor lasts longer.


Surface Regularity for Easy-to-Install Flooring

Surface regularity refers to how flat a floor surface is. It’s important to ensure a stable installation of the flooring. The information below outlines the British Standards for different screeds:

Flexible Floorings

SR1, SR2, SR3: Maximum gaps of 3mm, 5mm, and 10mm, respectively.

Toppings/In-situ Floorings

SR1, SR2, SR3: Maximum gaps of 3mm, 5mm, and 10mm, respectively.

Rigid Tile Floorings

SR1, SR2, SR3: Maximum gaps of 3mm, 5mm, and 10mm, respectively.

Timber Flooring

Localised variations should not exceed +/-3mm over a 2-meter distance.


Remedial Measures in Case of Non-Compliance

When the screed doesn’t meet standards, fixes usually involve grinding down high spots or using smoothing compounds. In severe cases, parts of the screed may need to be replaced. Before making major repairs, consider how they could affect costs, timelines, and the overall look and durability of the flooring.


Cost-Efficiency Benefits of Impervia Flooring

When it comes to flooring, the initial cost is just one part of the equation. Impervia Flooring offers several cost-saving advantages that make it a superior choice compared to traditional options:

Lower Installation Costs: The simple installation process reduces labour costs and time.

Minimal Maintenance: Impervia’s easy-to-install flooring is easy to maintain, leading to lower long-term costs.

Longevity: Its durability means fewer replacements over time, saving money in the long run.

These factors combine to provide substantial savings, making Impervia Flooring a smart investment for any development project.


Streamlining Installation with Impervia’ Easy-to-Install Flooring

The installation process of Impervia Flooring is designed to be as efficient as possible. Here’s how it compares to other flooring materials:

  • Simplified Preparation: Unlike materials that require extensive subfloor preparation and adhesive application, Impervia Flooring can often be installed over existing surfaces.
  • Quick Installation: Its click-and-lock system allows for rapid placement, reducing the overall project timeline.
  • Reduced Labour: The straightforward process requires less skilled labour, further cutting down on costs.


Reasons for a Flat Solid Subfloor

The locking system used in Impervia Flooring is extremely robust but must be fully locked in the corners. Using the correct plastic-headed mallet ensures proper installation.

If there is a ridge near a join, any click system is unlikely to lock properly. This is why many floated laminate floors and wood floors can end up “squeaking,” which would entail considerable remedial work and, in many cases, floor replacement.


Installation Techniques

For the best fit, always line up the ends perfectly and then push down and in.

To fully lock the herringbone, use a plastic or nylon hammer to give sufficient “shock” to the ends to lock the piece together. This must be done before moving on to the next piece.

If the pieces are not locking properly, it is likely due to not fully push-fitting the piece into the groove of the locking profile.


Improving Project Management and Timelines

The efficiency of installing Impervia Flooring directly contributes to improved project management and shortened timelines. Here’s how:

  • Quicker Completion: With quicker installation, projects can be completed faster, allowing developers to meet deadlines more easily.
  • Better Coordination: The ease of installation means less disruption to other trades working on-site, facilitating better project coordination.
  • Predictable Scheduling: The reliability of Impervia Flooring’s installation process reduces the risk of delays.

These benefits make sure that projects are not only completed on time but also within budget, improving overall management and delivery.


Maximising Cost Savings and ROI

To fully appreciate the cost-effectiveness of Impervia Flooring, let’s delve into some calculations and examples:

Installation Cost Comparison:

Traditional flooring options like hardwood or tile can be labour-intensive and costly to install. In contrast, Impervia Flooring’s simple installation can cut labour costs by up to 50%.

Maintenance Savings:

Over a 10-year period, the low maintenance requirements of Impervia Flooring can save significant amounts in cleaning and repair costs.

Return on Investment:

By combining lower initial costs, minimal maintenance, and long-lasting durability, Impervia Flooring offers a high ROI, making it a financially sound choice for developers.


Final Thoughts on Easy-to-Install

Impervia’s easy-to-install flooring can save you time and money in construction. Its blend of durability, ease of installation, and cost-efficiency makes it an ideal choice for modern industry needs.

Ready to revolutionise your development projects with Impervia Flooring?

Explore our range of cost-efficient solutions and easy-to-install flooring today and discover how easy installation and lasting durability can streamline your construction process. Contact us now to learn more and take the first step towards enhanced efficiency and savings.


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