An underground car park in Norwich has been given a new lease of life, courtesy of Bradite’s high performance, hard-wearing CF22 Floor Finish.
Locally-based Cladspray Solutions tackled the job at Trinity Street, which required a basement car park beneath a new build apartment block to be marked out.
The client required 13 individual spaces, plus two specifically marked for electric charging points. The first task was to prepare the rough concrete floor surface, which had been used as a storage area for plant and materials during the construction of the block above.
Dan Ruegg, Cladspray Solutions Business Development Manager, commented: “First we diamond grinded the floor to create an even, clean surface.”
There was no hesitation in using the CF22 for the new covering: “This will be the second time we’ve used the product and we knew it would be durable enough for the job even though it’s a single pack product,” he added.
Firstly, the main floor was painted grey with one coat of the chlorinated rubber floor paint thinned to 20 percent. This was then followed by two full coats.
The individual bays were to be delineated in a contrasting colour rather than the more traditional broken white lines. Bays 1 to 13 were to be painted blue and the two electric charging bays bright green.
To achieve this, the individual bays were masked with timber while the rest of the floor was painted and then treated in the appropriate colours with CF22, again thinned to 20 percent, followed by two full coats.
Thermoplastic bay numbers and car charging logos were then applied by blow torch.
Mr Ruegg commented: “The product is easy to use due to being single pack which means no mixing. The drying time for the three coats was a total of three days for the 700 square metres.”
Talking about the product being applied by roller rather than spray, Mr Ruegg said: “We find that when using a roller, we can work the paint in very well making for a really durable, long-lasting surface covering.”
Bradite CF22 is suited to both concrete and steel surfaces and is highly resistant to chemicals and oils. It is suitable for use both indoors or outdoors.
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