Sika provide GE Energy with a hard-wearing and quickly-applied flooring system.
GE Energy’s facility in Rugby produces high efficiency electric power conversion components such as generators, motors drives and automation controls.
The production area needed long term performance, durability and an extra smooth finish from its flooring system. Sika delivered the perfect solution with a self-levelling mortar and high strength screed.
The new floor will be able to withstand constant traffic and ensure the fluid movement of heavy equipment on air skates.
Contractor Zircon Flooring worked with Sika who provided a series of high performance solutions that transformed the existing uneven concrete floor.
First the existing rail tracks were removed and those areas were cleaned and reinforced ready for a concrete infill.
Old manholes were cut out and replaced with new frames and 40mm thick manholes. Sika® EpoCem®, an epoxy cementitious combination material, was then applied, which acts as a surface mounted Damp Proof Membrane (DPM).
Zircon then applied the fast-setting Sikafloor Level 30 mortar to level the surface of the factory floor. This was followed by a layer of Sikafloor 161 primer which was broadcast with quartz aggregate.
Sikafloor 161 also provides an integral DPM to prevent moisture from passing into the factory space.
To finish off the floor and create an ultra-smooth finish, a 3mm layer of Sikafloor 263 SL was laid.
Finished into an incredibly smooth surface it ensures the air skates are able to move around efficiently without the threat of damage.
Combining long term performance with an ultra-flat finish, the Sika specification delivered a hard-wearing flooring system that guaranteed outstanding durability and longevity, and met the specific requirements of GE Energy.
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