If you want your school’s floor to pass the tests of functionality, aesthetics, reliability and value-for-money, head to stand A6 at Education Estates this week – where Flowcrete UK’s resin flooring experts will be able to provide you with a lesson in fit-for-purpose surfaces.
Architects, specifiers and designers at the leading education-building event can find out how the Flowcrete UK has created the Floorzone solution to provide the answer to all flooring conundrums! This single-source, single-warranty, floor build-up programme is the most sustainable and complete flooring solution available to the education sector and it allows schools to create floors tailored to their own teaching needs.
For example it includes durable and attractive products for classrooms and corridors, hygienic Flowfresh flooring for kitchens, heavy-duty epoxy systems for maintenance areas, colourful sports hall surfaces and fast-cure solutions to speed up flooring installations and refurbishments.
Exemplifying Flooring Flexibility
The flexibility of resin systems allows for the creation of bespoke finishes. This design potential was embraced by Westminster University when it undertook a large-scale upgrade of its Marylebone campus. A highly decorative, joint free surface was required for the reception and main concourse areas, including a one-of-a-kind ramp with a combined stair detail. To create this floor area the project’s designers utilised the seamless resin terrazzo system Mondéco Crystal Ice.
Find the Flooring Formula
The floor isn’t just an attractive coating, as it takes multiple different systems working together to ensure a high quality floor area. Crucial to this is the screed, and Flowcrete’s resin finishes can be supported by the high performance, sustainably manufactured Isocrete Floor Screeds range. This range features screeds free from environmentally damaging Ordinary Portland Cement and that have been manufactured using a high percentage of recycled materials.
Recently the RIBA award winning John Roan School in Greenwich utilised Isocrete K-Screed to install a robust screed layer in both a new building and during the refurbishment of an existing facility. Isocrete K-Screed contains an additive that enhances the material’s performance by speeding up installation times and creating a very hardwearing, low shrinkage screed.
The Isowarm underfloor heating system can be incorporated into the screed to provide energy efficient savings of up to 30% compared to conventional heating methods. The space-saving design of this system also means that there are no potentially dangerous hot surfaces. A layer of Isocrete Acoustic K-Foam can also be added to reduce sound transfer between floors – especially beneficial for multi-level schools where noise can travel between classrooms and corridors.
To find out more about how the Floorzone solution can enhance an educational facility’s floor area, talk to one of Flowcrete UK’s team at Education Estates 2015, stand A6.