A Strong Platform Underfoot For Seasonal Refurbishment Projects
17 Jan 2013
The traditional holiday shutdown period provides a window of opportunity to introduce a new floor finish, creating an inspired finish for processing and manufacturing centres in Southeast Asia, China and Hong Kong to mark the start of the new year - and aiding health and safety underfoot.
Over the years, floor finishes can become tired, worn and damaged, but solutions from flooring manufacturer Flowcrete make the introduction of a new floor at this time fuss free - and maintain the look and integrity of the floor for the long term.
A popular choice for refurbishment projects is Flowcrete's innovative two hour flooring concept Flowfast, which puts refurbishment and renovation works on the fast track.
Utilising the latest in MMA resin technology, Flowfast offers a finish that looks good and stands up to all the demands associated with floors for manufacturing areas.
The system is ready for use just two hours after installation, with the speed of application offering a wide range of benefits for clients.
The floor also offers good slip-resistance, can withstand thermal shock and impact, and is hardwearing. Furthermore, its seamless finish delivers an easy-clean finish that makes it easy to maintain.
These qualities make Flowfast the ideal choice where an attractive floor needs to be installed quickly.
Maintaining stringent hygiene standards across sectors including food and beverage processing is vital and another high technology system from Flowcrete delivers the power underfoot to give germs the slip.
Flowfresh is a seamless polyurethane resin floor finish, which contains the Polygiene® compound to aid hygiene performance across flooring areas.
A special additive in Polygiene® is locked into the Flowfresh resin matrix and emits silver ions which kill bacteria. Polygiene® is capable of controlling salmonella, E-coli and many other types of bacteria and yeast on contact - a major step forward in fighting the spread of potentially harmful bugs.
The ideal choice for the tough and uncompromising demands of the food and beverage processing sector, the system is used in areas including bakeries, dairies, industrial kitchens and catering units, as well as wet and dry processing zones.
Finally, Flowcrete offers hard-wearing, epoxy resin floors which offer a solid and strong surface to cope with the heaviest demands in industry.
Products include Flowcrete Flowcoat SF41, a coloured floor coating, which has been used in manufacturing environments around the world.
The system is ideal for refurbishing old, worn out surfaces. It helps create a smoother surface and is recognised for its speed of installation, as well as its durability.
The self-leveling Flowshield SL system is also available. Able to cope with high traffic including trolley and rubber wheeled forklift trucks, Flowshield SL is quickly installed across a large floor area, and offers a stunning finish that is hygienic and easy to maintain.
David McNeece, Flowcrete's International Business Development Manager, said: "Usually a floor is the part of a building subjected to the most stress and strain - taking far more weight and movement than other parts of the structure.
"Therefore, it is important a building has a robust platform underfoot to cope with the day-to-day demands placed on it.
"That means a floor finish that can withstand factors such as wheeled traffic from fork lift trucks, trolleys and other machinery in use, resistance to any chemicals that might come into contact with the surface and any impacts that might be encountered too.
"Extremes of temperature also need to be considered.
"A correctly specified floor will provide a safer, brighter, hard-wearing environment, and aid safety on site, helping to reduce the chances of slips and trips and supporting a well-structured workflow program with the opportunity to introduce lineage and marked out walkways within the floor design.
"Crucially, once applied, a properly specified floor will also last for the long term, meaning that the refurbishment of surfaces does not need to become an annual event, ensuring environmental and economic benefits.
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Notes to Editors
Flowcrete Asia Pacific has its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur and is one of the four divisions that make up Flowcrete Group Ltd. Flowcrete Asia Pacific includes Flowcrete Hong Kong, Flowcrete Vietnam, Flowcrete Indonesia, Flowcrete Singapore and Flowcrete Thailand.
Flowcrete Group Ltd. is a world leader in the manufacture of seamless industrial and commercial resin floor, wall and coving solutions as well as other specialist coating technologies. Flowcrete Group Ltd. is a subsidiary of RPM International Inc. and has international manufacturing facilities in Europe and Africa as well as Central and South East Asia.
Flowcrete supplies world-class seamless flooring solutions to transform environments across the globe including; decorative seamless resins, waterproof car park deck coating systems, seamless resin terrazzo, durable antimicrobial flooring, fast curing systems, corrosion protection and self-levelling underlayments.
Flowcrete's ambitious and dedicated team, led by President Craig Brookes, is inspired by excellence in people, products and service as well as continual innovation and sustainable growth. Flowcrete continues to use its global expertise to introduce environmentally friendly, hygienic and aesthetically attractive floors to create a better and more sustainable world.