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When Rolls Royce refurbished an aerospace engine facility in Coventry, it was imperative that the floor finish was replaced in order to provide a surface fit for the high-tech demands of the upgraded site.
The existing floor was extremely uneven and was incompatible with the facility’s new equipment. A flat finish was required within the new clean room area to ensure that the building’s Hover machine could operate without the loss of air traction. To achieve this, a thorough preparation process was carried out and a combination of materials from Flowcrete UK was specified to create 183 m2 of robust, level and attractive flooring that would be up to the task at hand. To begin with a survey was conducted in order to understand where the concrete level needed to be reduced and where it required building up. After the preparation works were finished a secondary level survey was carried out prior to applying the screed. The fast drying, pump applied, cement-based floor topping Flowscreed Industrial Top was installed to form a robust screed layer that could be effectively combined with a resin system. The self-smoothing epoxy floor finish Flowshield SL in a crisp white was then applied to complete the flooring build up. Flowshield SL was ideal for the aerospace engine facility’s needs, as it would be able to maintain a smooth, level and clean finish for an extended period of time despite the many challenges inherent to such a complex industrial site. In fact, the floor proved so successful that Rolls Royce has chosen to install the same system across an additional 1,500 m2 of its Coventry facility.
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