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Flooring products manufactured by Resdev and applied by Impact Flooring Services have been specified for the refurbishment of a large 9,000m2 warehouse located at Midpoint Park, one of the UK’s premier distribution parks, popular with blue chip companies for its excellent connectivity at the heart of the UK’s national motorway network.
Flooring specialists Impact were called in by main contractors Reirse Ryan to consult on the optimum solution to return the floor to prime condition in line with the requirements of the building’s new owners, providing a solution tailored to the proposed working environment.
Although the concrete floor presented in a reasonable condition, with an existing clear seal which had provided some protection over previous years of use, there were areas of damage and bolt holes left behind from racking and other structures. With the focus on quality and longevity, Reirse Ryan wanted to return the entire floor to a high standard to meet this refurbishment challenge.
After assessing the operational requirements, Impact Flooring created a specification for the floor coating project, involving thixotropic repair methods to restore the integrity of the floor followed by two coats of Resdev’s Pumashield SF, a two-component 100% solids epoxy floor coating offering excellent abrasion and chemical resistance. Pumashield SF provides a tough, hard wearing coating for medium duty traffic giving high film build and wear resistance.
Suitable for areas including warehouses, factories, workshops and showrooms, the material creates an attractive gloss finish which is non-dusting and easy to clean whilst protection concrete from oil and chemical spillages. It is capable of withstanding pedestrian and light vehicular traffic such as fork lift trucks.
Impact Flooring initially prepared the concrete floor using diamond grinding techniques under dust extraction to remove the remnants of the existing clear sealant. The area was then vacuum cleaned to remove any remaining contamination, and the concrete repaired in places using Resdev’s Pumaprime SF with thixotropic additives to fill in bolt holes, imperfections and cracks.
Two coats of Pumashield SF in a mid-grey colour were then applied, with Impact Flooring dividing the area into two sections and completing each as a separate task to enable the main contractors to continue works in the other half of the building to ensure completion deadlines were met. The building is now back in full use as part of a national warehousing and distribution operation.