Resin Flooring – Factory Floor Bedfordshire
The existing factory floor was severely degraded, particularly around the drain where chemical attack had eroded the concrete substrate.
We recommended the application of a 9mm thick polyurethane screed with coving as the most suitable form of resin flooring available due to the requirements for slip resistance, chemical resistance, impact resistance and hot liquids being spilt on the floor.
Initially all existing floor finishes were removed using a vacuum controlled surface scarifier, providing an excellent mechanical profile to the concrete substrate.
The existing coatings on the walls were removed using vibration damped needle guns and the heavily corroded steels prepared to Swedish Standard ST2. The defective areas of floor were isolated using vacuum controlled floor saws prior to being broken out using vibration damped breakers.
Installing the new resin floor
Once the preparation works had been completed we could commence the resin flooring installation. The broken out areas were first primed using a damp tolerant epoxy primer followed by a high strength polyurethane mortar. The corroded steels were primed using Corroless EPF rust stabilising epoxy primer to ensure that corrosion did not continue below the new resin floor.
The 9mm polyurethane screed was installed by pin rake and trowel followed by the polyurethane coving to ensure a seamless resin floor. The expansion joints were then reflected using vacuum controlled floor saws and sealed using a polyurethane jointing compound.
Sealing the resin cover
Finally the resin cover was sealed using the same polyurethane resin to guard against moisture/chemical ingress and ensure a truly seamless resin floor.