# The flooring consumption per 1 sq. M.M: 1 m² calculator for a mixture of self-leveling, square meter to calculate

self-leveling floor in recent years is certainly popular. This, originally liquid, floor has many fans. But before you do fill, everything needs to be calculated properly. Still, the pleasure is not the cheapest, because the calculator calculations are not superfluous.

## What affects the flow of the inlet floor

There are several factors that affect the anticipated costs of the mixture. The composition, which is prepared in the factory, of course, has its original shelf life. This is the first. The second point is very painful, when the solution was dissolved, the floor was flooded, and realized that the materials were already over, you need to go for the mixture to the store. That is, it is easier to calculate the number of bags of the mixture in advance. What is the consumption of the mixture de

.This is the total area of the room and the quality of the roughing base, which is prepared in advance. That is, if the roughing base has censures, it is uneven, the fill will definitely need more. But if, for example, the functions of the leveling material are performed by a cement or polyurethane screed, the leveler is removed from the list of materials. And this is also an economic effect.

composition pouring Goals also have value. To form the rough floor, and then organize the finish coat, the amount of material will be different than for pouring, for example, a 3D floor. And dry mixes, and divorced will be required in different quantities.

## How much mix is required: floor surface flow per m2

The consumption of the mixture per square meter is the initial value. This is the basis for calculating the composition of the filler floor. It is determined by several parameters.

** This value depends on: **

- capacities fill layer;
- Density of composition( the density of the solution is indicated on the package);
- Use of special fillers, which reduces the amount of consumption of the mixture.

If the thickness of the screed layer is taken as a millimeter, then to fill the square meter the norm will be 1 liter of the composition. For example, the thickness of the screed 15 mm, which means that for each meter will require 15 liters of the mixture. It's simple! And if at the same time a room of 8 squares to fill a 15 mm thick screed, you need 120 liters of a jellied mixture.

## Density and its significance: calculation of the flooring floor per 1 m2

The density of the solution is a correction parameter. It must be indicated in the calculations. The density of the solution is usually indicated by the manufacturer. It depends on the formulas that the manufacturer, among other things, are hiding. This is a commercial secret.

** Meanwhile, there are the average values of this parameter: **

- For floors based epoksidov- 1.40-1.65 kg per liter;
- For floors on polyurethane basis - 1,20-1,35 kg per liter.

When self-leveling floor composition enriched with additives which have a high specific weight, respectively, then the composition density increases. But the price of such materials is usually lower, because modifiers cost less than the basis. That is, such a heavy composition is economically more profitable.

If you are going to make a thick bulk floor, the calculation of the flow rate of the mixture will depend on the density of the composition used. And if you also apply a transparent finishing mixture in addition to the tie-wrap over the leveling, carry out calculations for each of the materials. After all, the mixtures probably have different densities.

## How to reduce the flow rate of a mixture for a bulk floor

Any composition, even self-leveling, can be reduced. More precisely, reduce its consumption. There are several simple ways to help in this.

** So, the leveling mixture - to reduce its consumption can be as follows: **

- Use a sublayer of quartz quarry or river washed sand. Do not worry, the sandy substrate does not affect any characteristics of the floor.
- It is possible to lay a polymer iso-film, or polyurethane insulation.
- Primers and impregnations are also suitable for such a screed, in order to reduce the consumption of the mixture.

Some prospectors come up with all the new ways to use smaller cubes in the pouring. But the economy should not harm - the horizon should be level, the layer level, the expiration date of the mixture should not be yesterday.

## Correct consumption of self-leveling mixture per m2

Carefully study the composition, this clarifies many points. There, as already mentioned above, manufacturers are required to indicate, in particular, the density of the composition. The density depends on the savings directly. For the same epoxy floors, the average density will be 1.5 kg per liter, and for polyurethane the density is even less. It turns out that for one square and the thickness of the layer in mm, from 1.2 to 1.5 kg of the mixture is needed. And this figure must be multiplied by the area of the room and by the thickness of the layer itself.

This figure is divided by 25 or 50( depending on the weight of the mixture in the bag).But remember that there are manufacturers who deliberately add mineral heavy fillers of barite type to the composition, because of them the density increases substantially. Such compositions are worth less, but the total consumption, if you count, will still increase in composition. After all, one meter per millimeter layer will need more mixture.

And remember that in addition to the mixture( for example, Habez-floor), you will also need tools. And this is also a cost, can not escape. This is a roller, and a handle extension, and an edge band, and a mixing tank. And without a construction mixer, it will be difficult to manage. A spatula and a paintbrush are also required.

## Modern filling floor: consumption per 1 sq. M.M( video)

The floor is not the cheapest way to equip a new floor covering. So calculating the flow is an indispensable measure that will not only save money, but avoid unnecessary, unjustified spending. To do this, do not even need a special calculator, everything is calculated in the simplest formulas.

Good repair!