Kennametal Manufacturing – Engineering and Manufacturing Flooring
Kennametal Manufacturing UK Ltd part of Kennametal Inc. a global industry-leading tools and technologies manufacturer.
In this particular case, PSC Flooring were called in to consult on 1700 square metres of floor at their plant in Newport Wales. The floor itself was well used and would require shotblasting and diamond grinding to ensure the recommended nominal 6mm heavy duty RT polyurethane screed floor screed would correctly adhere.
The 1700 square meters was divided into two phases with each including multiple spaces – a hot press area, corridor area, oven area, prep area, jet mill areas, wash plant area, firing area and stores area.
Initially the concrete floor in all areas was cleaned and abraded using the shotblasting and diamond grinding floor surface preparation systems. Once clean, repairs were made to damaged concrete as required using epoxy mortar compound and the total floor area received a coat of Resdev Pumaprime damp proof epoxy resin primer.
A nominal 6mm heavy duty Resdev Pumadur polyurethane screed, in the clients chosen dark grey was hand applied by trowel to the full 1700 square metres and when dry 110 linear metres of 6mm x 6mm channel was saw cut to the expansion joints and infilled with joining compound.
The job was completed over two phases timed to coincide with factory shut down periods.