IPS flooring full form

In this article we will give you detail idea about IPS flooring | How to do IPS Flooring

Indian patent stone flooring is the IPS flooring full form, we generally use to do 50mm thick IPS flooring,75 mm thick IPS flooring  at construction site.

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IPS flooring | How to do IPS Flooring

How to do 50mm thick IPS flooring

For 50mm thick IPS flooring under layer of concrete shall be 38mm thick of mix shall be CC 1:2:4 (1 part cement, 2 parts coarse sand and 4 parts graded stone aggregate-12.5 mm and downgraded). The flooring shall be laid in panels of uniform sizes of 2 SqM or as specified by the architect.

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IPS flooring can be done in single layer if finishing is up to acceptable quality.

IPS flooring shall be laid in alternate panels on alternate days. The edges shall be protected properly.

Glass/PVC/ Aluminium strips for IPS flooring

Glass/PVC/ Aluminium strips shall be provided to separate the panels, as per the item description in the Schedule of Quantities. The slope shall be maintained as per drawing.         

Concreting method of 50mm thick IPS flooring

The mix shall be prepared by volumetric and shall be done in one bag   mixers machine.  The concrete shall be placed in position well compacted and levelled up with the help of wooden straight edge and trowel and beaten up well till slurry comes on top and holes filled up with concrete.

If IPS has to be laid directly on RCC slab, the surface of the RCC slab shall be roughened up with brushes while the concrete is green. Before laying the floor, the  laitance, loose materials, cake of mortar dropping shall  be  removed and the surface of the slab hacked and coat of cement slurry @2.75 kg of cement per SqM. shall be applied so as to get a good bond between the slab and IPS. If IPS has to be provided on lean concrete no slurry is required.       

 The flooring shall be finished with 12 mm thick cement mortar (1:2) and cement slurry @2.2kg of cement per SqM. and water shall be applied on top with wooden float till the voids in the concrete are filled with mortar cream.

The surface must be uniform and even in colour. Minimum water cement ration to be maintained. Dry cement or cement sand mixer shall not be sprinkled to absorb excess moisture in the flooring. Colour pigments shall be added to the flooring if instructed by the Architect.

Mode of Measurement of IPS flooring

Measurement of IPS flooring is in SqM. The finishing including neat cement finish is an integral part of IPS flooring and in tender or boq it shall not be measured & paid separately.  

How to do 75 mm thick IPS flooring

For  75 mm thick IPS flooring general specification is same as of 50mm thick IPS flooring but for 75mm thick, the under layer of concrete shall be 63 mm thick and top layer shall be of 12 mm thick/ Can be done in single layer if finishing is up to acceptable quality.

IPS in skirting/dado of  19 mm thick

The method for the IPS in skirting/dado of 19 mm thick same as mentioned above but for the work is to be done on vertical surfaces. It is of two layers, the base layer shall be of 12mm thick PCC 1:2:4(1 cement; 2 sand; 4 graded stone aggregate of size 12mm and down). Then it shall be finished with 7 mm thick plaster with CM 1:2. It shall be flushed with wall or projecting out by 6 mm uniformly from wall plaster, including rounding off the corners. The final surface to be finished smooth with neat cement @ 2.2 kg/ sq m and cured cleaned.  

Glass strip for IPS flooring

Glass strip for  IPS flooring is used vary from  45 to 70 mm wide or more and lesser as per the specifications but of 4mm thick Glass strips shall be cut from sheet glass of specified width and 1.2 m long suiting to size of the panels. These should not be bent or having angular sharp edges. The strips to be fixed in required pattern and in line level and slope corresponding to finished slope of floor or the plane of the vertical surface with cement concrete 1:2:4 at regular interval, firmly prior to taking up the flooring or dado after thoroughly cleaning the base and removing any overburden or plaster / concrete droppings as per BOQ or tender specifications. This shall be cured till the flooring / dado is laid. 

PVC strip for IPS flooring

PVC strip for IPS flooring shall be cut from PVC sheet of specified width and 1.2 m long suiting to size of the panels. These should not be bent or having angular sharp edges. The strips to be fixed in required pattern and in line level and slope corresponding to finished slope of floor or the plane of the vertical surface with cement concrete 1:2:4 at regular interval, firmly prior to taking up the flooring or dado after thoroughly cleaning the base and removing any overburden or plaster / concrete droppings as per BOQ or tender specifications. This shall be cured till the flooring / dado is laid. 

Measurement of PVC strip/ Glass strip for IPS flooring

Measurement of PVC strip/ Glass strip for IPS flooring is in Running Meter.

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