Visitors to Scotland Build will be able to find out how the nation’s burgeoning construction industry can utilise Flowcrete’s specialist solutions to create floor areas tailored to the challenging requirements of large-scale commercial environments.
On stand E36 of the event, taking place at Glasgow’s SECC from the 25th-26th November, Flowcrete UK will be demonstrating the potential of its Floorzone concept to combine resin floor finishes with high-performance, sustainably manufactured screeds and efficient underfloor heating systems.
Flowcrete UK is aware that the flooring specification process can be a tricky task, especially for complex developments such as hospitals, schools, high-rise buildings and transport hubs, of which there are a considerable number on the horizon for Scotland. The Floorzone concept has been created to simplify this process, as every element of the floor build up, from the substrate to the finish, can be sourced from one expert supplier and under one warranty.
The robust nature of resin floors makes them an ideal choice for such projects, as they provide a seamless, easy to clean finish that can retain an unblemished, colourful and visually appealing surface for an extended period of time.
The variety of finishes available means that designers can choose the style that matches their aesthetic criteria combined with the necessary functionality and installation speeds. The resin systems included within the Floorzone are broken down into decorative epoxy, fast curing methyl methacrylate (MMA) and hard wearing polyurethane coatings.
These finishes can be combined with the Isocrete Green Screed range, which utilises recycled materials to enhance a building’s eco credentials. Designed to create level, long-lasting screeds, these systems can incorporate Isowarm Underfloor Heating and Isocrete Acoustic K Insulation to create a floor area that provides ultra-efficient temperature control while simultaneously reducing noise transfer around the building.
For sites that need the sturdiest screed solution, Flowcrete UK’s market leading Isocrete K-Screed has been formulated to rapidly create a robust layer that can be combined with bolt-on flooring components and topped by a variety of finishes.
The diversity of the Floorzone’s options has already made it popular among Scotland’s commercial construction projects. The pick-and-choose list of flooring solutions made it especially useful for both the SSE Hydro arena and South Glasgow University Hospital, which both used it to specify floors for different areas of the site based on the demands and challenges that particular locations would face.
The SSE Hydro chose the fast-curing, hard wearing Flowfast Quartz system for its main arena bowl thanks to its ability to withstand the heavy stage and the movement of thousands of people, while the luxury, seamless resin terrazzo system Mondéco was installed in the VIP areas as its glittering, eye-catching lustre complimented the stylish surroundings.
The South Glasgow University Hospital picked multiple systems from the Floorzone to create fit-for-purpose floors across its car parking facility as well as specialist screeds and resin finishes for its plant rooms, back of house areas and the subterranean Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGV) tunnel.
As Scotland’s construction sector goes from strength to strength, having reached a record output this year, it is the ideal time for architects, specifiers and construction professionals to learn about the advantages of resin flooring solutions for major infrastructure projects.
If you would like to talk about the flooring challenges within a particular Scottish project or would like to learn more about the ways that the Floorzone can actively enhance a large-scale commercial environment then talk to Flowcrete UK’s resin flooring experts on stand E36 of Scotland Build.
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