Skip Float Finish

Skip float concreting uses a special tool designed to flatten, compact and spread concrete manually - a blade is attached to a long pole and is dragged across the concrete pour whilst it's still wet. The concrete must still be wet in order to provide a final finish, or alternatively, as a precursor to a power float finish for a higher level of flatness.

The process of concrete skip float flooring requires one of our 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.

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Seals and Flattens surface 

First stage involves removing blemishes and flattens surfaces, to create a seals switch to smooth finish when the concrete is most wet.

A skill acquired with experience 

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

Skip Float Finish Concreting Projects 

After laying, we are occasionally required to carry out a skip float concreting finish when there aren’t stringent conditions for the floor level (FM levels). See some of our case studies here:


Arden Gate, Birmingham

Upper floor slabs to the tolerance of SR3.

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IBROX, Glasgow

Landmark project for the team installing concrete over 2,940㎡.

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McLaren Construction Ltd


"CBS Concreting completed the job to a high standard and on schedule which is why we continue to use them"