Archive for March, 2021

Concrete Floor Patch Repair

Fast track concrete patch repairs

We carry out concrete patch repairs quickly, with minimal mess and disruption, within your timescales and scheduled to suit your time windows. Patch repairs can be carried out at weekends and at night if required to suit your production/workflow requirements. Repairs can also be carried out in sequence, e.g. one isle or bay in one visit then the next area in the next visit etc, to minimise the impact to operations. Timescales, budget, type and amount of traffic, substances in contact with the floor and many other factors have a bearing on which repair materials to select. We can carry out the repairs in a wide range of epoxy resin and fast-cure cement-based mortars that will be selected to best suit the parameters of your job. We also carry out works with materials specified by others, for example you might already have a materials specification from an architect, engineer, building surveyor or facilities manager in which case we can work to their specification. You may have a very small window of opportunity to carry out the works and the faster setting the material the better. Some concrete repair mortars can accept traffic less than an hour after being laid. Or you may have an area heavily trafficked by forklifts, HGVs and heavy vibrating equipment requiring the heaviest duty epoxy resin mortar repair to protect against future impacts and abrasion.

Preventing damage to forklifts, equipment and employees

Even small areas of damage, unlevel or uneven patches, broken floor joints, cracks, potholes and bumps in the floor can cause damage to expensive equipment such as forklifts or create a trip or slip hazard to employees.

Preparation is everything

Not only in terms of scheduling and planning the works, but also preparing the surfaces prior to carrying out the repair to ensure a long lasting, hard wearing finish. It is imperative that all defective materials are removed before making the repair, in some instances it might be necessary to saw-cut around the damage and excavate deeper than you might expect to make sure the best possible repair is carried out. We use professional mechanical abrasion tools to remove all defective material and provide a suitable key for the repair materials. Dust will be kept to a minimum using an industrial vacuum / dust extractor (on tool dust extraction?).  It is vital that the right primers are used for the repair, primers can aid adhesion and long-term performance, but different primers can also supress moisture, stop contamination and loss of adhesion from oils, aid adhesion to metals and such like.
concrete floor repair

concrete floor repair

Getting a Professional Finish

We will carry out the repair quickly with minimal mess and disruption. Our experienced staff provide a professionally finished repair every time.

Patch repairs to hygienic resin screeds in food factories

We carry out fast neat repairs to damaged resin screeds on factory floors, widely used in the food industry. The repairs will be completed in a material as close in appearance and performance to the existing floor screed as possible to create a heavy duty, impervious / waterproof finish that will not support the growth of pathogens.

Types of areas we carry out high strength concrete repairs to

We can out repairs to a wide variety of premises including concrete floors generally, factory floors, loading bays, warehouse floors, production areas, workshops, shops, restaurants, commercial kitchens, car showrooms, multi-storey carparks, bakeries, breweries, abattoirs, chemical plants, and many others.

Concrete Patch Repairs Next Step

For more information on concrete patch repairs, to arrange a site visit or request a quote please contact us at info@optimumflooringservicesltd.co.uk or call us on 01782865099    

What Are The Benefits Of Epoxy Resin?

It can be tough to find a floor solution that stands the test of time while being chemical, spills and stain resistant. Almost every type of flooring has pros and cons regardless of the flooring solution you decide to choose. An excellent choice for a variety of needs, epoxy floors seem to have fewer drawbacks and more benefits. Consider both pros and cons of epoxy flooring is advised if you’re considering installing it at home or work.

What are the advantages of Epoxy Flooring?

Protection

Epoxy flooring can save your business money in the long term by reducing the cleaning and maintenance costs of carpet and grout. By protecting the underlying concrete from grease and moisture epoxy resin is highly resistant to oil, gasoline, bleach, transmission fluid, cleansers offering duration and a high level of protection makes it the perfect solution for hospitals, gyms, factories etc.

Durable

Epoxy floors last longer and resist considerable wear compared to many other flooring solutions. Once applied on top of concrete, the epoxy flooring creates a hard and fast bond offering a much stronger flooring solution than just concrete.

Strength

Epoxy flooring is a popular choice within the industrial and commercial industry due to its high resistant properties. Once the epoxy has been converted to a solid polymer, it becomes incredibly strong and prevents chemical breakdown.

Safety

Epoxy flooring does not emit any harmful gases or chemicals that may endanger the health of people or animals. The material is also resistant to bacteria and germs and resistant to slippage, temperature and even fire. Another safety feature of epoxy resin is the enhances visibility that is generated by reflecting light off the floor.

Think Green

Epoxy coatings are a green option for your business because of the reduction in material usage. It is a great alternative to adding on a completely new flooring. If you’re still unsure whether an epoxy-based flooring solution would be suitable for your flooring requirements discover our range of industrial epoxy flooring options. Our experienced team would be happy to provide expert knowledge and advice if you contact us today.

Benefits of a Painted Garage Floor

There is no denying that painted garage floors are aesthetically pleasing and create a great view of your home. However, the beauty and benefits of painting your garage floor is far more than meets the eyes.
It’s a great way of updating your old and lifeless garage, and it also makes an excellent cover for cracks and other floor imperfections. Moreover, paints can also preserve the life of your garage floor for a few more years.
If you are yet to decide on investing on a garage floor painting project, consider the following reasons that will encourage you to do so.
1. It can brighten your garage space
Garages are usually among the darkest areas at home, and most people are blaming the ceiling lights for this matter without knowing that it’s really not the case. Unknown to many, it’s actually the floor that is causing the darkness as bare concrete absorbs lights.
Painting your garage floor is the best way to eliminate this problem. There is a great selection of colours that are known to reflect light and to have these colours on your garage floors are a great help in brightening your garage areas sans the need to install more lighting fixtures.
2. It can treat slippery garage floors
A lot of accidents that happen in garage areas are due to slippery floors when wet. To avoid these accidents from happening, you should consider painting your garage floor.
Epoxy floor paints are among the most popular floor painting products as they are known for improving floor tractions. Thus, keeping you and everyone safe while working on the garage even when wearing wet shoes.
3. It produces and accumulates less dust
Bare concrete is among the largest producers of dust since it tends to break down and turns itself into dust after a period of time. So, it’s not a surprise if you end up cleaning your garage almost every day in the next few years if your garage floor isn’t painted.
The dust that concrete produce is super fine and can easily wind up anywhere. Worse, it can even spread in other areas of your house because it can hold on to everything, such as on your shoes when you get into the garage before going inside your home.
To avoid this dreadful scenario, have your garage floors painted with epoxy paints. This paint can seal your garage floors and will prevent dust from forming and winding up.
4.It can make your cleaning activity easy as pie
Cleaning your garage can be much easier if your floors are painted. Epoxy painting seals the concrete floor, making it impossible for stains from chemicals, oils, and other substances to penetrate. Dust and litters also do not submerge into the paint so it will be easier for you to sweep and wipe them away. With painted garage floors, cleaning your garage will not be very time and energy consuming.
With all the reasons stated above, we bet that you are now decided to have your garage floor painted. Feel free to contact us for help, and we guarantee you a top-notch service at a budget-friendly cost.