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Flowcrete Group - The Seven Deadly Sins of Floor Specification

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Calling plant managers, architects, FMs and engineers,
Come hither my pretties and settle down my dears,

You may be expecting blood, guts and gore,
But this cautionary tale starts and ends with the floor,

For this is not one that goes bump in the night,
But of ghouls lurking within, waiting to fright,

The spirits and demons that can cloud your vision,
Even with the most simple purchase decision,

Now you’re all sitting comfortably, my story begins,
A man just like you, swayed by seven deadly sins…

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Flowcrete Group - The Seven Deadly Sins of Floor Specification

  1. 1. FLOWCRETE PRESENTS . _ ' 7,5,5 A ‘ _; , ‘r c ~‘}f‘, c«, l:blog. flowErete. com I K 1.’/ "v. ‘NI’! ‘lréii f. . / lfi l -. 1
  2. 2. _| ._, ~ , ‘ ‘‘_‘_, “‘, j ‘‘l “ ~ xl 1" ‘L Li ‘ lib. *‘ LIL J _ , fi L L , _ L. .A A ‘. , ‘, .. L. l l " , ., ,ls [ ‘ JL , _. r l, - . arr‘, 7 3"- Ji “, ,L. , X ; I’I 4 I _ V E ’ ta 7 E ILL, ‘ ’ It ‘ : I ~ , , I t l" 1 » , .,__, _.%‘_, . You may be expecting BLOOD, GUTS and GORE, But this cautionary tale starts and ends with the FLOOR, For this is not one that goes bump in the night, But of ghouls lurking within, waiting to fright, The spirits and demons that can cloud your vision, EVEN WITH THE MOST SIMPLE PURCHASE DECISION, Now you're all sitting comfortably, my story begins, A man just like you, SWAYED B7 SEVEN DEADLY SINS. ..
  3. 3. FAILURE TO UNDERTAKE THE NECESSARY RESEARCH prior to selecting a floor finish can COME BACK TO BITE YOU IN THE FUTURE. Many factors can affect the long-term performance of your floor other than lust the quality of the material itself. Substrate conditions, surface preparation, application technique, service criteria and cleaning processes all play a critical role in the floor's longevity. DON'T FALL FOUL OF SLOTII AND CARRY OUT DUE DILIGENCE ON ALL ASPECTS OF YOUR FLOOR’! LIFECYCLE — FROM CRADLE 1'0 GRAVE. $
  4. 4. s GREED, H0" "0 mi»i‘: a‘f NAME I M’ m uumnrn rwo. .. I'M DEADLY 5 While the initial investment in a speciality floor system may seem frightfully high, UNBUDGETED COSTS MAY BE EVEN SCARIER FURTHER DOWN THE LINE. MMA, epoxy, polyurethane and vinyl ester offer benefits that outweigh those of cheaper competitor products. This includes enhanced durability alongside reduced maintenance and repair costs as well as less obvious savings through more efficient cleaning processes, improved hygiene levels and reduced slip / fall accidents. DON'T BE GREEDY AND SUCCUMB TO LOW INSTALL COSTS, A UFECYCLE COST ANALYSIS WILL PROVIDE A CRYSTAL BALL TO GAZE INTO THE FUTURE. / ‘T
  5. 5. Industrial manufacturing plants, commercial venues and institutional facilities face PUNISHING CONDITIONS. This can include spillage from aggressive chemicals and solvents, heavy loads and impacts as well as TEMPERATURES AKIN TO THE FIRES OF HELL OR AS COLD AS A VAMPIRE 'S BLOOD. Exposure to UV rays or foot, trolley and rubber wheeled traffic will also affect the floor's long-term performance. TAKE HEED OF WRATH'S WARNING; SPECIFY SUITABLE MATERIALS DESIGNED TO TACKLE THE UNIQUE SERVICE CRITERIA OF THE BUILDING IN OUESTION.
  6. 6. PRIDE Resin floor chemistry has been around since the early sixties, where its seamless, easily cleaned finish became attractive to building owners. Since then, resin floor chemistry has evolved to include a baffling range of resin chemislries, variations, thicknesses and formulations. On top of this, there are a number of flooring contractors and installers available, offering differing ranges of skill, expertise and craftsmanship. DON'T BE PROUD THIS HALLOWEEN, CONSULT WITH THE EXPERTS IF IN DOUBT ABOUT SPECIFICATION OR IF SEEKING APPLICATORS.
  7. 7. '? :§. *e*g, .‘l: l' M W K Lira‘/ ' ml -I W ~ It's easy to be SEDUCED BY NEW TRENDS and fashions but remember beauty is only skin deep and what you want may not always be good for you. It's important to remember that the primary functions of the floor are performance and safety. Luckily the evolution of resin floor chemistry includes an array of decorative finishes, aggregate blends and surface effects to tantalise almost everyone’s taste buds. DON'T GIVE IN TO LUST, SPECIFY FOR PERFORMANCE FIRST AND AESTHETIC FINISH AS A SECONDARY ELEMENT.
  8. 8. The construction industry is almost every nation's largest consumer of natural resources all around the world. As such sustainable construction and making green choices are at the core of almost every specification decision made today. Materials can impact the environment at various stages of their Iifecycle, from extraction, transportation and manufacturing — all of which consumes energy — through to end of life re-use and/ or recycling potential. DON'T LET THE GREEN EYED MONSTER STOP YOU FROM MAKING THE WORLD A GREENER, SAFER, MORE SUSTAINABLE WORLD FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.
  9. 9. GLUTTONY When choosing new floor systems, whether in a maintenance or new-build scenario, plant managers and FMs, can often find themselves CAUGHT IN A TRAP. A trap that involves weighing up the benefits between cost, quality and speed. Where materials must meet certain service criteria, it may not also be possible to offer the desired longevity, budgetary expectations or turnaround requirements. DON'T BE GLUTTONOIIS —rou CAN'T ALWAYS GET wIIAr you WANT— sur Ir you CONSULT wIrII YOUR LOCAL FLOWCRETE REPRESENTATIVE, WE'LL IIAVE A soon 60 Ar KEEPING COMPROMISES ro A MINIMUM.
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