Skip Float Finish

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CSCS Accredited installers also on NVQ Scheme

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Across all jobs & within 14 days of installation

0 Accidents

No reportable accidents in the last 5 years

The Skip Float finish is the most basic of finishes & is the starting point for all other finishes. It requires a highly experienced tradesman to run a skip float over the surface while wet to flatten & seal the concrete.

Seals and Flattens surface

The first stage in removing blemishes and flattening surface

A Skill acquired with experience

Our team of concrete tradesmen are experts in finishing concrete floors with a skip float

Fast and effective finishing methods

We're experts at finishing floors with a Skip Float

What is it?
When is it used?
How it's applied
Skip Float Finish
We're Skip Float specialists

A skip float is a special tool designed to flatten, compact and spread concrete manually. The skip float tool is effectively a blade attached to a long pole which is dragged across the concrete pour whilst its still wet in order to provide a final finish, or as a precursor to a power float finish for a higher level of flatness.

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Skip Float Applications
A vital part of the finishing process

For most projects you’ll find our team opting to use the skip float finishing tool as a precursor to a final power float finish.

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The skip float process
A skilled practitioner is required

The process of skip floating requires a highly skilled and experienced concrete tradesperson to implement. The act of smoothing off and leaving an acceptable tolerance of flatness means that timing and judging of speed and pressure are critical in providing a smooth surface.

  1. Wait for the concrete to begin the drying process. If this is started too early the concrete may shift and spread in unexpected ways.
  2. Take the skip float tool & carefully pull along set lines to spread & compact the concrete; applying the correct pressure to move the right amount of concrete.
  3. Further passes may be required depending on the wetness of the concrete
  4. Repeat step 2 -3 until desired finish is achieved

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Skip Float Finish Case Studies

Specialists formwork layers

After laying, we are occasionally required to carry out a skip float finish when there aren’t stringent conditions for the floor level (FM levels)

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We work across large and small jobs for both for commercial or private clients, ask us a question and see how we can help.

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0161 244 9764

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100%

satisfaction across all skip float finishes

5/5

for cleanliness, safety and effective communication

100%

of installers accredited and certified with CHAS

0.

reportable accidents in 2017 over 100,000 hours worked