‘High performance flowing floor screed for fast, longer-lasting floors’
FOR domestic applications, commercial kitchens and food production areas requiring the highest levels of hygiene and maintenance, the fast and efficient benefits of pump-applied weberfloor 4310 fibre flow floor screed by Saint-Gobain Weber provides the ultimate solution, says the company.
This fibre-modified material is formulated from special cements, aggregates, supplementary binders and chemical admixtures and is reportedly designed for quick, efficient and effective application with ‘excellent spreading and smoothing characteristics’. It’s supplied as a pre-blended dry powder and only requires the addition of clean water onsite, according to Weber.
‘This versatile screed is designed for covering various substrates including tiled, carpeted, flexible floorcovering and parquet, and it can also be used with under-floor heating systems,’ says Weber.
‘One of its greatest attributes is it can be applied at thicknesses between 5-50mm in comparison with 100mm of a traditional concrete screed. It’s also ready for covering after 1-3 weeks in comparison with a concrete equivalent which takes 5-7 weeks.’
weberfloor 4310 fibre flow is reportedly manufactured in the UK under BSI Quality Assurance Scheme ISO 9001; it has low alkalinity, is low in emissions and casein-free.
‘A popular and frequently viewed Weber How To video hosted on YouTube identifies the many benefits of weberfloor 4310 fibre flow screed while a team of technical advisors is available to provide support over the phone or onsite,’ says Weber.
Related flooring training courses are also available at the Saint-Gobain Technical Academy in Bedfordshire, one of several facilities across the UK. A new Riba-Assessed CPD: ‘Introduction to Flowing Floor Screeds’ is now available for designers and applicators.
Brewing up a flooring solution
INTEGRATED Flooring Technologies was approached by 71 Brewing to give advice and proposals for the flooring element on the conversion of an existing industrial warehouse in Dundee city centre into a new brewing facility.
Beginning in October 2016 and completing over one week, IFT prepared the existing substrate back to a sound substrate before installing 330sq m of polyurethane resin industrial flooring.
The works also involved installing more than 100m of coved skirting, transmitting and sealing movement joints and sealing around channels with polyurethane jointing compound.
IFT PU heavy-duty polyurethane resin flooring is said to provide a lightly textured anti-slip, protective floor-finish suitable for applications in wet and dry process environments. ‘It’s dense and impervious, providing an ideal hygienic floor finish for food and drinks industry environments,’ says the company.
IFT says it’s delighted to have paid an integral part in the construction of Dundee’s first new brewery in three decades.
Duncan Alexander, managing director of 71 Brewing said: ‘A huge amount of renovation of the building was required to bring it up to the standard required for siting the brewing equipment, with the most significant investment being made in the new concrete floor.
‘Protecting the integrity of this large investment was a high priority and 71Brewing turned to IFT to advise on how best to do this. We were hugely impressed with the competitive price that IFT were able to offer us and the prompt start to works.
‘The job took exactly the amount of time estimated and the finished product is superb. We couldn’t be happier with our floor and would recommend IFT to any company looking for industrial flooring treatments.’