What is a Flooring Datum?

We are constantly asked by our customers what is a datum? A datum is a point of referenced used within the construction phases for mapping and planning. Typically the datum’s used within floor construction are referred to FFL and SSL.
FFL (Finished Floor Level) is the very top of the floor once finish therefore, in residential developments this would be at the top of the tiles within the kitchen for example.
SSL (Structural Slab Level) is typically more used within the industrial and commercial markets and is very simply the level of which the structural concrete floor slab would finish, however the term SSL is only use if there was to be other finishes to be placed over the structural slab.
If you have any queries in regards to your datum a member of our technical staff would be more than happy to help.