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Sikafloor provides durable, high-gloss surface fit for a Ferrari
Thanks to Sika, a vehicle workshop involved in the repair and maintenance of some of the world's most expensive cars has been supplied with a durable, high-gloss floor to protect the high-powered, high-specification machines it services.
The Ferrari Garage in Greater Manchester contains a hive of engineering expertise. For the refurbishment of the workshop's 700sq.m floor, it was vital the new system contained hard-wearing, non-slip properties, whilst offering a smooth, seamless finish to benefit mechanics and exquisite motors alike. Sikafloor-263 SL, a two-part, multipurpose binder system, proved ideal.
In preparation for the built-up floor system's installation, IRL Group- the project's contractors - ground and shot-blasted the existing surface. Sikafloor Level-30, a polymer-modified, pumpable, self-levelling, fast-drying cementitious screed, was initially applied to the substrate in areas of anticipated heavy traffic which required higher thickness.
Sikafloor 161 primer was then applied to the whole floor, and when cured, Sikafloor-263 SL was installed to a thickness of 2mm. Based on epoxy resin, the system offers excellent chemical and mechanical resistance for heavy-wearing concrete and cement screeds in areas such as assembly halls, workshops, garages and loading ramps.
The floor's high-gloss, light-grey finish was supplied by Sikafloor-264, a two-part epoxy roller and seal coat with high-slip resistance: essential traction provision for rear wheel drive cars such as Ferraris which need to journey on and off ramps during maintenance. The Greater Manchester workshop has space for the service of up to five vehicles at any one time, hence the need for a smooth floor which didn't compromise on tyre grip.
"For a floor upgrade in an environment involving big-wheeled vehicles, the surface we provided had to have proven, durable qualitie," reports Mark Ollerenshaw, managing director at IRL Group. "Sikafloor was absolutely ideal. Its high-gloss finish complimented its hard-wearing, high-slip resistance, resulting in the perfect floor system for a project involving prestigious cars and an abundance of highly-technical equipment."
The garage remained closed whilst the floor refurbishment was carried out. It meant contractors had a strict seven-day deadline to complete the project and ensure the business reopened on the agreed date. Sikafloor's easy application and reliable performance ensured the timeframe was met, leaving the workshop with a safe, smart, durable floor fit for a Ferrari.
Sika and Sika Ireland are part of the global Sika Group, specialising in the manufacture and supply of chemical based products. Sika has a leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing, and protecting in the building sector and the motor vehicle industry.
Sika has subsidiaries in 97 countries around the world and manufactures in over 190 factories. With over 17,000 employees, it generates annual sales of CHF 5.75 billion (£4.69bn).
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16th February 2017