Choosing poor quality or
low-cost flooring materials can result in costly failures down the line
including disintegration, acid corrosion, thermal shock cracking,
discoloration, a slippery, unsafe surface or even contamination risks.
Similarly, a floor that takes
too long to install could delay the building’s maintenance program - leading to
a domino effect of problems including increased downtime and loss of revenue.
Fast cure flooring solutions,
such as Flowcrete Americas’ Flowfast
Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) range, provide industrial manufacturing
and processing clients with a hard wearing, durable floor that has a
significantly accelerated speed of cure – eliminating any need to compromise on
quality in renovation scenarios.
solutions contain a catalyst designed to deliver a fully trafficable and
operational surface just 60 minutes from application.
Flowfast can be
installed on old or new concrete as well as asphalt, resin, tiles, metal, wood
and marine ply. This versatility saves hours in surface preparation –
particularly in maintenance shutdown scenarios - as Flowfast can be
applied directly to the existing floor finish.
Flowfast provides a
seamless, impermeable surface that is easily cleaned and one where bacteria
cannot accumulate in hard to clean gaps, joints or grout lines in the floor – a
must in food and beverage processing plants and pharmaceutical facilities.
protection from a wide range of chemicals, aggressive solvents and foodstuffs
including most organic and mineral acids, alkalis, salt solutions, natural oils
and fats, disinfectants, cleansers and caustic soda. Flowfast also
offers exceptional stain resistance properties and is unlikely to discolor,
which is very useful in supermarkets, bars and restaurants where spillages are
The safety profile of
a Flowfast floor can be enhanced with anti-slip aggregates. This is
ideal in wet service environments where slippery, damp conditions can pose slip
risks, leading to serious injury, significant cost to employers, delays in
production or in extreme cases impairment of the company’s brand
Flowfast not only
reduces costs at the start of the process, but can also offer significant
long-term financial benefits.
dated Flowfast floor can be easily undertaken with a new MMA
coating simply layered on top of the old. The new layer chemically fuses
to the previous floor creating a monolithic system that will not delaminate.
This means that floors can be upgraded for a fraction of the cost, time and
disruption that it would take to replace an entire floor.
Flowfast provides a
wealth of design and pattern opportunities. The material retains color vibrancy
well and where required can be color matched to neighboring surfaces or
interiors. The material is also suitable for use in conjunction with an operational
management program that uses color zoning, navigational signage and safety
instructions on the plant’s floor.
For more information on
Flowfast MMA Flooring from Flowcrete Americas, please visit www.flowcreteamericas.com