Don’t forget to check back next week for part two of our handy step by step guide to successful floor specification!
If the wrong solution is specified for your environment it can cause headaches and create unforeseen costs. To help you avoid making the wrong decision, follow our Specification Roadmap and ensure you’re asking all of the right questions.
The first consideration for any flooring specification is the condition of the existing substrate, as this will determine flooring system suitability. For example do you know the moisture content and thermal coefficient of expansion? Are there cracks or contamination present? Knowing the condition of the substrate will allow you to determine which flooring system is most suitable for your project.
What is the main function of the facility? Do you have multiple zones within the facility, each conducting different processes? These are important questions to assess as they can determine your approach to choosing the right flooring.
Will the floor be exposed to hot, cold or extreme temperature variances? Cold storage, manufacturing plants and kitchens are all examples of sectors where thermal conditions can play a part in the success or failure of a flooring system. It is important to assess whether temperature resistance is an important performance feature of your flooring system.