Specifying Fit for Purpose
Working quickly and understanding the store could not suffer any downtime a strategic plan was put in place to deliver a new acoustic floor system direct with coating application to the substrate to remove future failure and give a zero maintenance solution.
Prokol Project Planning involved temporary walkways created to divert store replenishment to none work areas allowing the store to stay in constant use with no risk to its partners, areas were then barrier off and signed whilst any noisy works were carried out during the day to comply with noise abetment. Prokol Polymers approved applicators under the supervision of a Prokol UK technical inspector then began removing the existing failing rubber floor.
The New Specification & Acoustic Floor Coating From Prokol Polymers UK
Prokol Polymers UK Specified Substrate Preparation Phase 1
Once the work area was cleared the concrete substrate had to profiled to accommodate the Prokol Polymers UK primer system Profast Primer R, this preparation was carried out using a controlled vacuum dust free track blasting process which opened and profiled the concrete substrate giving the required key for high bond adhesion. De-bonding strips were applied to each of the substrates expansion joints which currently also allowed for sound issues when travelled over by trollies, these strips would eventually be coated over allowing for the slabs to deflect and move in line with the final coatings 330% elongation properties.
Prokol Polymers UK Specified Primer Application Phase 2
The floor was then ready to receive its second phase of Prokol Profast Primer R which was applied accurately to marked areas by hand, the cure time of the water based primer (no solvents) is around 30 - 40 minutes and is has combination of fillers for both dry and moist substrates.