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Floor renovations at Knauf Group

Knauf are a leading producer of EPS technical and moulded parts, as well as packaging, made from foamed resins. The Knauf group is a major producer within the agri-food sector, also producing mouldings, plastic injection, extrusion and thermoforming.

Knauf needed to repair and refurbish their 7320ft² factory floor, using Watco products. 

 

The first step was to remove the oil and fat deposits that had become deeply ingrained in the factory’s concrete floors, using Concroff.

 

Tack Coat was then brush applied to the floor to improve the adhesion of the concrete repair mortar. Next Concrex was trowel applied to fill the larger holes and finally, Concrex Fine Filler was used for any remaining minor imperfections.

The factory floors were then painted with Safety Coat. This epoxy paint is extremely durable and is renowned for its anti-slip properties, which Knauf considered essential to ensure staff safety. Risks of slipping and falls in this environment were increased by the frequency of leaks from the hydraulic machinery 

Powerfloat primer was also applied to ensure the paint adhered well. This epoxy paint is extremely durable and is renowned for its anti-slip properties, which Knauf considered essential to ensure staff safety. Risks of slips and falls in this environment are increased due to the frequency of leaks from the hydraulic machinery, and Watco's combination of products offered the solution The Knauf Group had been searching for. 

Initial repairs using Concrex®

Filling remaining minor imperfections using Concrex® Fine Filler

Application of the Powerfloat Primer

After a few days with 2 people working, the area was refurbished to a high standard.

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