Unipart Group in Cowley had encountered numerous difficulties when installing resin floors over an old asphalt substrate, so a UZIN & Arturo system was specified as a solution.
Resin floor coverings had presented many problems in the past for Unipart House in Cowley, Oxfordshire, due to the fact that the majority of their substrate was made from asphalt. As this expands and contracts in different temperatures, it can often force bonded floor coverings to crack and ultimately de-bond.
A unique system cable of bonding to the asphalt with the characteristics to withstand both industrial and foot traffic was specified and designed. In particular, the client wanted to create a ‘showpiece’ area, measuring 1000 m2, for displaying to clients, calling for a solution that provided a totally seamless, durable finish, which could be guaranteed for a number of years.
FM 30 industrial top was used with RR 201 fibreglass reinforcement. This provided a loosely laid mesh that dispersed into the industrial top when laid, ensuring the strength and characteristics necessary to work on the asphalt substrate and providing a suitable base for the resin finish.
Once the base had been primed, a 2 mm Arturo EP 2500 epoxy self-smoothing resin system was applied, which produced a completely seamless, low maintenance, hardwearing finish, with an additional Arturo PU 7900 satin seal coating ensuring extra scratch resistance.
The project was completed on schedule and without any problems. The floor was exceptionally well finished resulting in a very durable hard and wearing surface. The seamless nature of the resin flooring means that dirt and dust cannot accumulate within it, making it easy to clean and maintain.
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