23rd March 2016

Flowcrete UK Unveils New Flooring Systems Tailored to Overcome Challenging Application Issues

Flowcrete UK has launched a series of flooring solutions designed to create high performance, easy to install floors despite difficult installation conditions.

The new systems that have been added to Flowcrete UK’s comprehensive flooring collection are Flowfresh HF LT, Flowflex Joint Sealant, Isocrete Screedfast Flex and Aqualock One Coat.

Flowfresh HF LT has an increased fluidity at lower temperatures, which makes it easier to spread and finish on construction sites that fall below 15°C. It is produced without pine oil to minimise odour during the floor’s installation and its highly effective resistance to water marking helps to ensure a high-quality finish.

The one-part, non-sagging Flowflex Joint Sealant provides contractors with a hybrid-polymer based elastic sealant that maintains a high mechanical strength and permanent elasticity. This fast curing system is ideal for floor joints in both indoor and outdoor applications such as pedestrian walkways, warehouses and parking areas. Its excellent resistance to weathering, ageing and UV exposure means that it won’t deteriorate when faced with the practicalities of everyday use.

The recently launched Isocrete Screedfast Flex, a polymer modified cement, has been specially formulated to deliver a high strength screed within a very fast curing time. At 20°C this Category A screed is able to dry to 75% relative humidity (RH) in only 24 hours.

The solvent and water free, epoxy resin, damp proof membrane Aqualock OneCoat allows for the immediate installation of moisture sensitive floor finishes onto damp concrete and cementitious screeds with a moisture content of up to 97%. Not only has this system been tested to protect against damage from moisture vapour in accordance with the BS 8293 standard, but it can also be combined with underfloor heating to create an energy efficient floor build-up.

Flowcrete UK’s Managing Director, Kevin Potter, said: “Our new systems have been formulated to overcome commonplace but difficult problems that contractors frequently have to deal with, such as low ambient temperatures, water marking, slow curing speeds and damp substrates – all of which can make a flooring project difficult or can lead to an early floor failure.

“Flowfresh HF LT for example is ideal for creating a robust, seamless and highly effective floor when the temperature falls below the optimum range for resin coatings to cure. This is especially useful in cold rooms or large industrial sites, where the cost and effort of bringing the whole area up to a higher ambient temperature is often prohibitive.”

All of Flowcrete UK’s new solutions were presented to contractors during a special launch event at the resin flooring manufacturer’s headquarters at the Flooring Technology Centre in Sandbach, Cheshire.

Expert applicators from across the UK came to the event to find out about these latest flooring innovations and to observe demonstrations on how the new systems are installed. Flowcrete UK is committed to informing its network of approved contractors about the advantages and installation practicalities of its latest developments to ensure that the industry is kept up-to-date with advances in resin flooring technology.

New product releases are central to Flowcrete UK’s future plans and it will be introducing a number of solutions during 2016, focusing on pioneering, state-of-the-art ways to solve the challenges of both new-build and refurbishment flooring projects within large-scale commercial and industrial facilities.

To find out more about the new products and to download technical information about them, head to www.flowcrete.co.uk.

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