Ghinn & Co – Food Grade Flooring
PSC Flooring were engaged by Ghinn & Co a specialist complete build management solution company to look at a new cheese and charcuterie processing facility near Chichester. Recognising that PSC were experts in resin application they were looking for specialist advise about the right type of flooring choice for a project they were completing.
Client Brief and Recommendation
At the site visit it was noted that the 180 square metre concrete floor had been newly laid.
The client was looking for a food grade floor solution that would be seamless, hard wearing, impact resistant, chemical resistant and anti-slip that would last 10 years plus. It was recommended that the new concrete floor be thoroughly cleaned and prepared before a DPM epoxy resin primer with a heavy scatter of 0.7 to 1.2mm quartz aggregate was laid. Once dry a nominal 6mm heavy duty RT polyurethane screed be laid and completed with 100mm high CG polyurethane cove system.
Preparation of Floor Surface
In order to thoroughly clean and prepare the newly laid concrete floor surface for the 6mm heavy duty RT polyurethane screed system the top surface was ground back using a captive doubled headed diamond grinding floor preparation machine and a handheld total enclosed 110v diamond grinding machine for all the edge work.
The floor was then vacuumed clean of residues and dust and 9mm x 6mm saw cuts were made to the perimeter of floor area, door thresholds, around drains and gullies and where necessary to toe in and anchor screed. A DPM epoxy resin primer was then laid with a heavy scatter of 0.7 to 1.2mm quartz aggregate to stop any residual moisture in the new concrete from rising.
6mm RT Polyurethane resin screed system to 180 square metres
The nominal 6mm heavy duty Resedv Pumadur RT polyurethane screed in textured, matt grey was then hand trowelled on to the entire 180 square metre floor. Once dry 160 linear metres of 100mm high CG polyurethane cove system was then formed around the perimeter of the room.
The new 180 square metre food grade floor took just took just 5 days from start to finish and was completed on time and within budget ready for the new cheese and charcuterie processing facility near Chichester to open shortly.