/ Application & Finishing
Dust free preparation and the use of non-tainting resins can allow application to be undertaken without disrupting the customer’s operations.
Large areas can be completed during brief shutdown periods, and with curing times of just a few hours, down-time can be minimised. If required, new channels can be formed and lined out with chemical-resistant resin mortar, floors can be laid to falls with fast curing acrylic polymer underlayment screeds and coved skirtings can be formed with complimentary materials.
Whether your requirement is for slip-resistant or smooth surfaces, hygenic floors or coloured seals… Lasercroft has the equipment, the expertise and the experienced personnel to fulfil that requirement.
Resin products undergo an initial cure, first to accept foot traffic usually after 24 hours, then after approximately 48 hours to accept light to moderate wheeled traffic. However the resin finish often requires more time to acquire resistance to spillage, often up to seven days post-installation, but all of these times are dependant on temperature.
On-site protection can cause discolouration if it is placed prematurely or if an incorrect protection material is used. Polyethylene sheet, linseed treated hardboard and printed or dyed cardboard should not be used in close proximity to the resin finish.
Lasercroft Ltd suggest the use of a suitable protection placed no sooner than 48 hours after installation (at 20˚C). In the event of moisture ingress, the protection should be removed, the floor dried thoroughly and dry protection used in place.
Health, safety and hygiene
Flooring, walling and ceilings are an essential part of the fixtures for most businesses, and are subject to the same regulations which affect other parts of the business.
An employer’s responsibilities include the assessment and control of risk, taking action through training to safeguard health and safety as part of employees’ duties. It falls to the flooring and walling supplier, when consulted, to ensure that the floor or wall surface and any coating or treatment are inherently safe and fit for the stated purpose for which they are purchased, and to provide information to users and purchasers on its safe use.
This can only be achieved by full disclosure of all relevant information at the disposal of the specifier and/or end-user. The proposals submitted by the manufacturer or installing contractor may not be acceptable to the end-user or specifier, in which case it is considered that they have the greatest detailed knowledge of the service environment.
For flooring, the particular element of risk is detailed within Health and
Safety Executive campaigns to minimise ‘slips and trips’, which are the
single most common cause of injuries at work.