Millions of euros are spent every year on ordinary and extraordinary repairs to industrial floors. Much money could be saved with a suitable design and greater focus on the choice of protective treatment.
Industrial floors are often the last element introduced to the building and, as a consequence, floors can be treated with low grade products or with materials not consistent with the customers’ real needs. Unfortunately this can turn out to be very expensive. In fact, more problems may occur on flooring interventions compared to the maintenance required for vertical surfaces. In spite of this, most people pay more attention to the colour of the walls than the type of protective treatment to be applied on the flooring. This can be partly due to the confusion created by a market with more than 1,000 apparently identical products and to solutions often too complicated to be even taken into consideration. What are the real needs of the market? From what should we really protect our concrete floors?
Through collaboration with the American company L&M Construction Chemical Inc., Ideal Work is honoured to introduce 3 new products for protecting concrete surfaces:
- Ideal Hard
AQUAPEL-S is a new generation, 100% reactive, solvent based silicon dioxide poly-condensated sealer. It penetrates the surface and chemically bonds directly with the substrate, resulting in a surface that is highly resistant to both moisture and salt, and it is ideal both for interiors and exteriors. AQUAPEL-S's accelerated chemical reaction with the natural minerals in the substrate produces a stable and predictable hydrophobic surface, within seven to ten days after application.