Day 1 Before Shotblasting
Day 3 Complete Floor Pumped
With just four days’ notice we were asked to devise and install a flooring solution which met the need for a hard wearing surface with the high degree of flatness required for a high-tech printing installation for Paragon Group UK.
The existing floor, over 2,500m2 in size, was heavily pitted and damaged with a multitude of previously applied floor coatings which meant that it was wholly unsuitable for the purposes of Paragon Group UK.
The floor was prepared with a combination of diamond grinding and shotblasting prior to being primed and screeded.
Over 30 tonnes of maxit industrial grade floor screed was used for the 2,500m² floor, creating the smooth, level surface required.
Applied in two halves, the self-levelling screed was applied in one working day, ready for opening to follow on trades the next morning, with the first area of screed “walkable” within a few hours.
After allowing just three days for further curing the floor was completed by applying a high build epoxy resin floor coating system.
Because Paragon wanted to relocate to the building over a holiday period we had just four days to arrange and mobilise everything. The tight time schedule meant we needed a proven system that would meet the company’s requirements for something that was high in strength, hard-wearing and would provide the level of flatness required when operating precision presses and moving around large consignments of print.
Having used the combination of maxit floor screeds and epoxy coatings frequently in the past with excellent results we had no hesitation in proposing this system to Paragon UK Ltd.
Richard Davies, Paragon's General Manager, commented on the quality of the floor. “It was important for us to have a smooth, flat surface because of the amount of paper and other items we have to move around on trolleys. A good surface helps to make moving things easier and helps with health and safety issues because the trolleys aren’t jamming on cracked areas."
“We saw that the maxit floor was working well for the big newspaper companies. If it its good enough for them, it is good enough to meet our requirements.”
Paragon is part of a nationwide group specialising in printing of business forms and envelopes, colour print and forms management.