The project, involved the upgrade of the existing rubber / vinyl finishes with a fast cure methyl methacrylate (MMA) flooring system, Flowfast SHF, designed to provide a hardwearing surface in communal areas of multi-occupancy residential developments.
The fast cure properties of the Flowfast SHF system ensure minimal disturbance to the property’s occupants throughout the refurbishment process, returning the stairwells to service under a dramatically reduced turnaround when compared to other resilient surface coating products.
The project, located in Southend-on-Sea, involved the removal of the existing finishes back to the structural concrete followed by the installation of Flowfast SHF – a 4 mm system that sees decorative coloured floor flakes broadcast to refusal over a pigmented resin base and later sealed to deliver a smooth, satin finish.
A priming coat of Aqualock OneCoat was also applied at ground-floor level to allow for the immediate installation of moisture sensitive finishes on concrete with a moisture content of up to 97% Relative Humidity.
Risers, stringers and skirting details were all double coated with Deckshield Rapide Topcoat in Mid-Grey before a Quantum Stair nosing was installed – with Yellow inserts – to denote the first and last step of each flight.
The project represents the first of eight Estuary properties earmarked for floor refurbishment works in communal areas over the coming months.