A production area in one of our clients factories had many layers of old floor paint and epoxy coatings that were continually flaking and lifting, presenting a product contamination risk. Due to the mould release agents used a large section of the floor was also proving slippery.
We proposed the removal of all of the existing coating so that our new industrial floor was applied directly to the concrete for optimum adhesion. A high build epoxy coating system would be installed with added slip resistance where required.
Preparing the concrete for the new Industrial Floor
All of the existing coatings were removed using a combination of our planetary diamond grinder and single headed DSG250 with PCD attachments. When installing industrial flooring correct preparation is essential to ensure maximum adhesion and ensure longevity of the new resin floor.
All preparation works were vacuum controlled to prevent our works disrupting site production.
Applying the flooring
For this project we selected Flowcrete Flowcoat SF41 as the industrial flooring material of choice as the material has been employed on site to great success for many years.
The first coat was applied at a generous coverage rate of 0.4Kg by method of brush and roller. Where slip resistance was required 0.4mm – 0.8mm kiln dried quartz aggregate was broadcast into the wet resin at a coverage rate of 3Kg/m2.
Any loose or unbound aggregate was removed using soft brooms and vacuums prior to the application of the second coat at 0.6Kg/m2.
The generous coverage rates allowed mean that the new floor will last longer – simply the more resin you apply the harder wearing your industrial floor will be.
Finally demarcation lines were installed using the same Flowcrete epoxy resin to match the site standard.
The client was pleased with their new floor and the effort our team put in, working safely alongside live production.