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Creating a seamless finish between your floor and wall

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Car park maintenance made easy – Simple to use pothole repair kits

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

If you suffer with potholes around your car park we can offer a simple and cost effective solution.

Degafloor’s Degafill pothole repair kits are an inexpensive and extremely easy to use product that makes car park maintenance easy. With only 4 components and minimal tools required it can be installed rapidly by just one man, thus avoiding the cost associated with alternative systems which can require the use of hot works and / or expensive equipment.

Within as little as 30 minutes the areas are ready to use.

Benefits of the Degafill pothole kits include:

  • Fast curing permanent solution
    Ready to use within 20 minutes, no need to repair again year after year
  • Totally impervious
    Will not suffer freeze / thaw damage and failure
  • Easy to install
    Minimum tools required, no need to compact; available in bulk and kit form
  • Cold applied
    None of the health and safety issues associated with hot trades, no big vehicles, minimised environmental impact
  • Excellent UV light and thermal resistance
    Crack free performance and colour stability all year round

Wet floors can be dangerous & costly

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Most flooring suppliers can supply a slip test rating on their floors however these results are often just tested in dry conditions.

All floors should provide good slip resistance in dry conditions and therefore it is easy for suppliers to provide acceptable results.

What most people don’t take in to account when deciding what floor to have are the slip test results under production conditions. Whilst the floor may be perfectly adequate in dry conditions these can differ dramatically when wet.

We have filmed a short video to demonstrate the impact that water can have on a smooth floor which can ultimately affect its suitability.

Avoid dangerous and costly slips by asking a few simple questions:

  1. Can the flooring supplier provide you with independent slip test data?
  2. Have these results been tested in both wet and dry conditions?
  3. Can the flooring supplier provide adequate slip test data to guarantee the safety of your customers / employees under production conditions?

For further information or to arrange a slip test at your facility, contact us on 01778 343670.

Hardwearing floors ready for use within just 2 hours!

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Resin floors are well known for their durability, however most people do not realise that MMA floors can be fully trafficked after just 2 hours of installation. Most people also do not realise that fully trafficked means that whatever you plan to do in 2 weeks you can do after just 2 hours and yes that even means running a forklift truck over it!

Unlike other resin flooring systems, MMA resins will cure FULLY within 2 hours and at a range of temperatures. Polyurethane and Epoxy resins have different curing periods and can take up 7 days to achieve a full cure. They are also temperature dependant and therefore this can have an effect on their curing time.

As well as a range of MMA systems we can also provide a range of fast curing underlay screeds and repair mortars to ensure your flooring refurbishment can be completed with minimal disruption.

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Video – See How Quick & Efficient Our Floors Are Laid – Installation COOP

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Audio Transcription

This is one of the many installations we do, with the Co-Op in Lincolnshire. Yesterday the existing concrete slab was repaired by our shock blaster to create a key and remove any surface contamination.

It is essential to remove any excess dust from the concrete slab, in the way of sweeping and vacuum.

Once the sweeping and vacuum process is out of the way the floor is now ready to be primed, operatives mix the resins and the curing agents ready to prime the floor. The primer is applied by brush and roller. But alternatively can be applied with a squeagy.

If adequately primed, the floor will have a glaze on it. Once the primer has gone off, we will be addressing the joints. Flexible joining compound is inserted inside the joints and leveled about to define the degree of movement.

The body coat resins are thoroughly mixed with the aggregate powder, this thickens the mixture and also provides durability. Then pigment is added, which gives the resin it’s colour.

The body coat mixture is poured onto the floor and using a pin rake is leveled out to the desired thickness we then use a spike roller to remove any air from the resin, which could potentially cause pinhole marks.

Once leveled the floor is fully scattered with Decker Floor Flakes, chosen by the client. Once that is cured, the flakes are lightly sanded to remove any rough edges. Once that is done, the floor is swept and vacuumed to remove any excess flake and dust ready for the floor to be sealed.

Sealing is the final process, and the seal is mixed with the curing agents and the first coat of seal is applied with a brush and a roller. Once the first seal coat is fully cured, the floor is slightly sanded and once again any excess is swept away.

The second and final coat of seal is applied and within the hour the floor will be fully cured and ready for you.

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