Concrete Topping Project – Office Fit Out
An office fit out contractor contacted Quest in regards to a flooring project that involved installing a concrete topping onto several different areas within an office premises – this included one flight of stairs, seven lift lobbies/landings and adjacent corridors; totalling 130m2 of flooring.
The client wanted a surface that was easy to clean and low maintenance but also non-slip as the flooring had to ensure the safety of the employees and visitors to the building. After listening to the clients’ requirements, Quest made the decision that a concrete topping was the most viable option and a tender for the works was provided as appropriate.
Quest were awarded the contract shortly after the tender was provided and a programme was set out in order to properly timetable the work to be carried out. Quest were given 2.5 weeks on the site from the start of the project in order to complete the job. Before arrival, Quest carried out preparations to get all the materials at the correct time as the site was incredibly busy throughout the entire project.
The materials arrived on time and were batched for the entire job. This included the necessary equipment needed for the substrates preparation, which was all carried out by Quest within the time period detailed in the programme.
Despite challenging conditions and a very busy site environment, Quest completed the project in only 2 weeks and handed over the installation ½ a week ahead in line with the main contractors programme and to the end users satisfaction.
Public Sector Flooring – Part Two
Quest Industrial Flooring is one such flooring company that has dealt with some of these very uniquely tailored projects. Here are some examples of the issues that can be faced, and potential solutions:-
– Middleton Secondary School was a project housed inside a group of buildings designed for constant foot traffic, potential spillages, stains and minor damage through wear and tear. Therefore, a resin flooring was decided upon that was built specifically to withstand heavy weights, hard wearing and was very easy to clean with basic chemical cleaning products. The floor would also have to be slip resistant, to avoid damage to the floor from pupils running on it and moreover to protect users from accidents while walking on it with wet shoes.
– Ward flooring was required for an NHS Trust in one of their hospitals. This flooring system was to be laid in a medical environment, so it would have to be highly resistant to spillages of chemicals, anti bacterial and easy to clean, in order to avoid difficulties with the patients and staff. The floor was also subject to constant hard wheeled traffic, so a floor was required that could handle high impact.
– Flooring was required for a job centre, which would require colouring and the ability to incorporate a logo. Therefore a resin flooring which could incorporate a decorative element into the pattern was used. The floor was also chosen to be easy to maintain and clean.
No matter what the budget, specification or specific requirements of the floor, there are a plethora of options available to any designer or project manager. This is primarily down to the number of different resin manufacturers, which ensures a wide range of flooring systems are available that are designed not only to meet specific requirements but to fit budgetary constraints too.
Public Sector Flooring – Part One
Hard wearing, cost efficient, durable yet attractive. The multitude of flooring needs within the public sector vary widely, with there being an equally wide variety of floor solutions available to a property owner or operator. Public sector buildings are often multifaceted, housing a number of different departments or facilities, each of which may have its own unique set of system requirements. Understanding the needs of each specific area, and which floor covering is best suited to which purpose, is essential when making sure that the correct floor is installed for each location.
There will be instances where specific requirements are a perquisite in places such as hospitals, schools and public spaces, which have to deal with a unique set of situations that involve a very specific set of solutions to the potential issues the flooring can come up against, such as high foot traffic, potential corrosive or dangerous chemical spillages or a high chance of impacts to the surface.