Back in 2008, Arthur Mellows Village College was looking for an extremely durable yet attractive floor finish that could be used within the new science, media and IT facility. They also needed to replace the existing Granwood floors within the existing school. The installations had to run in conjunction with other trades and cause minimal disruption.
The Degafloor Flake system, which was initially installed over approximately 5000sqm, provided an ideal alternative to vinyl sheet and carpets. The seamless resin systems do not exhibit weak spots that can often occur at grouted joints or seams, therefore reducing the overall lifetime maintenance costs. The durability of the system is well suited under high levels of foot traffic. The system also offers exceptional flexibility in terms of aesthetics, and working closely with RESYN, Arthur Mellows were able to create a range of bespoke finishes exactly suited to their requirements. Within the existing building, the original Granwood floors were over-coated due to the unique bonding process of the MMA resins, ensuring precious time and money were saved on removing and repairing the floor.
Since the original installation in 2008 The Degafloor Flake system has been installed in a large proportion of the school including, classrooms, offices, reception areas, corridors, the refectory and the main hall. Using different colour combinations and stainless steel trims for demarcation, it was possible to create unique and innovative designs.
For areas where enhanced slip resistance was required, RESYN installed the Degafloor FB system. The system, which is scattered with aggregates and sealed provides exceptional slip resistance even in wet or oily conditions. This system which was used for stairways, kitchens and toilets, provides enhanced protection against slips and trips in wet or potentially dangerous areas.
The Degafloor systems, which cure fully within two hours of installation, combined with RESYN’s expertise meant the projects, which ran on short timescales and often in school holiday periods, could be completed efficiently allowing other trades to continue shortly after.
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