A Ford car dealership contacted ACC Flooring for advice on the refurbishment of one of their vehicle service areas.
The dealership wanted a flooring system which would be not only be suitable for their environment but also provide a slip-resistant, easy cleanable working environment for their mechanics. The floor needed to withstand constant tyre traffic and also provide resistance to oil & battery acid spillages and impact resistance for potential dropped workshop tools.
After listening to the clients’ specification requirements, ACC Flooring recommended a high build coating system with a slip resistant textured finish. The substrate was not only cracked in several places across the full width of the building but also soft in places. The substrate was mechanically prepared used vacuum enclosed diamond grinding equipment. The cracks were repaired with a polyurethane joint patching kit and scrim cloth. The soft areas to the substrate were excavated and a resin rich repair mortar installed and allowed to cure prior to the installation of 2 coats of high build epoxy coating system with a Chelford aggregate non-slip scatter between coats.
The result was a floor with a gloss finish which enhanced the aesthetics of the previously refurbished cladding to the walls. With sufficient natural daylight to the workspace, the area has been transformed providing a cost effective solution for the client.
High build coating systems are ideal for workshop environments as they have a life expectancy of 5 years have moderate impact and chemical resistance and are easy to clean. 24 hours after installation, demarcation around pits, rotary lifts, service bays and rolling road equipment can be installed not only to enhance the appearance of the floor but also provide a safe working environment.