A new basement car park within the stunning, award winning Thames riverside Battersea Reach development required a hard wearing, smooth and maintenance free concrete topping that could be protected against dusting, tyre marks and petro-chemical staining. Global building product manufacturer Sika provided its non metallic Sikafloor2 Syntop system, an advanced flooring solution that is ideal for high wearing applications such as car parks.
Designed for monolithic floors, the Sikafloor-2 Syntop is a coloured synthetic dry shake floor hardener which is finished off with Proseal, an acrylic resin polymer solution. This impressive and decorative zero maintenance product has an excellent reputation for long life, is impact resistant and has an increased resistance to oils and grease, clearly a benefit in a car park.
Developer St George PLC appointed specialist concrete contractor Foundations Development to apply the system when the concrete decks were created. The single, easy to install operation involves the sprinkling and trowel application of the Sikafloor-2 Syntop hardener into the fresh wet concrete floor prior to powerfloating in order to create a smooth coloured monolithic floor. To complete the surface and provide the perfect finish, the concrete was impregnated and sealed with Proseal to prevent dusting. This clear acrylic resin polymer is a curing membrane which is easily and economically applied by spray or roller in only one coat. Once the concrete was set, the surface was then ready for the application of traffic directions and stall markings and open to traffic.
The now complete underground car park is located within the award-winning Battersea Reach development which fronts the River Thames and is adjacent to Wandsworth Bridge. With views towards Chelsea Harbour and down river towards Westminster, this 13 acre site offers over 1,350 apartments and 250,000 square feet of commercial accommodation.
Sika offers a comprehensive range of flooring and coating products, designed for a variety of different applications and building or structure types. These solutions are backed up by a highly experienced technical team, who offer expert specification advice and support.