Flowcrete UK is committed to providing environmentally friendly flooring solutions that have been sustainably sourced, manufactured and distributed. This includes incorporating recycled material into the floors, as well as limiting or completely removing toxic substances such as volatile organic compounds and phthalates.
Robust resin floors can be specified that are able to withstand even the most intense and challenging industrial environments. This means maintaining a seamless, high performance finish in the face of everything from heavy impacts, frequent cleaning, thermal shock and large pieces of equipment to the movement of commercial airliners and 60 tonne dump trucks.
Choosing a high performance floor doesn’t mean sacrificing aesthetics for functionality. Flowcrete’s decorative flooring systems combine contemporary style with world-class quality to provide seamless surfaces that can maintain a visual impact despite intense working conditions.
Electro-static discharge (ESD) can pose a threat to sensitive electronic equipment, and in environments that handle volatile gases, powders, liquids or other substances it can even be a potentially dangerous ignition source. This charge can quickly build up within a floor when subjected to regular traffic from people and wheeled equipment.
Flowcrete UK’s chemical resistant coatings can maintain a seamless, high quality finish for an extended period of time despite contact with even the most caustic of solvents, acids and alkalis. Specific sectors can even specify floors tailored to meet the common chemicals used in that industry, for example aircraft hangars can install a surface that won’t be damaged by aviation hydraulic fluid.
The practicalities of many types of buildings or of some construction projects will mean that the floor is going to have to be installed at temperatures either approaching or below freezing point. This is often the case in large warehouses, cold storage rooms or locations exposed to the elements like car parks, where it is either not desirable of even possible to raise the temperature of the site.
Choosing floors for a new development can throw up a lot of questions and challenges. What does the floor need to look like? How can I make sure it withstands conditions on-site? What if it can’t be installed in time? How can I reduce the thickness and weight of the floor?
Long term exposure to the elements can wear away mountains and erode rock – so imagine what it could do to an unprotected floor finish! Wind, rain and ice can all eat into a floor finish while UV rays are notorious for discolouring previously bright and vibrant surfaces.