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How to Successfully Specify Your Floor (Part I)

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How to Successfully Specify Your Floor (Part I)

Specifying flooring for your project can be either entirely straightforward or incredibly complicated depending on the environment you’re designing for. At Flowcrete we understand the challenge and the importance of specifying the correct flooring system for your facility.

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.

Step 1 – Substrate

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.

Step 2 – Functionality

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.

Step 3 – Thermal Conditions

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.

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Don’t forget to check back next week for part two of our handy step by step guide to successful floor specification!

For more information on specifying the right resin flooring for your project, contact your local Flowcrete office.

 

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Ilona Osborne

Ilona Osborne is the Marketing Manager at Flowcrete Australia - a leading manufacturer of seamless resin floor solutions. In this role Ilona leads the regional marketing efforts in Australia and New Zealand to engage with construction professionals and to provide them with insights and information on resin flooring.

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