Unipart Group Showpiece HSS Fuel Cell Area

Resin floor coverings had presented many problems in the past for Unipart House in Cowley, Oxfordshire, due to the fact that the majority of their substrate was made from asphalt.

Unipart asked Zenith Pola Flooring to specify and design a unique system capable of bonding to the asphalt, with the characteristics to withstand both industrial and foot traffic. In particular, they wished to create a ‘showpiece’ area, measuring 1000m2, for displaying to clients, calling for a solution that provided a totally seamless, durable finish, which could be guaranteed for a number of years. Therefore Zenith turned to Arturo for a specification. Zenith first utilised FM 30 industrial top in conjunction with RR 201 fibreglass reinforcement. This provided a loosely laid mesh that dispersed into the industrial top when laid, ensuring the strength and characteristics necessary to work on the asphalt substrate and providing a suitable base for the resin finish. Once the base had been primed, Zenith applied a 2mm Arturo EP 2500 epoxy self-smoothing resin system, producing a completely seamless, low maintenance, hard wearing finish, with an additional Arturo PU 7900 satin seal coating ensuring extra scratch resistance. The project was completed on schedule and without any problems. The floor was exceptionally well finished resulting in a very durable hard and wearing surface. The seamless nature of the resin flooring means that dirt and dust cannot accumulate within it, making it easy to clean and maintain.