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Flowcrete's Flooring Specification Roadmap

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Flowcrete Africa's Guide to Specification Perfection

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Flowcrete's Flooring Specification Roadmap

  1. 1. www.flowcretesa.co.za Flowcrete’s Flooring Specification Roadmap Your Guide to Specification Perfection
  2. 2. STOP 1: SUBSTRATE Failures due to substrate issues can cause billions of rands in losses annually.
  3. 3. STOP 2: FUNCTIONALITY Considering how the final floor will be used is critical to avoid costly repairs or replacement in the future.
  4. 4. STOP 3: THERMAL CONDITIONS Some polyurethane resin flooring can withstand cold temperatures up to -40˚C.
  5. 5. STOP 4: TYPES OF TRAFFIC A 60kg woman walking normally in high heels with a ¼” round heel tip can generate more than 35mPa at the heel point for every step!
  6. 6. STOP 5: IMPACT REQUIREMENTS A 5kg hammer dropped from 1 metre high has the impact force of 49kgs.
  7. 7. STOP 6: SLIP RESISTANCE In South Africa slips, trips and falls make up 15% of all accidental deaths.
  8. 8. STOP 7: UV RESISTANCE South Africa has some of the highest UV levels in the world.
  9. 9. STOP 8: CLEANING In healthcare facilities inappropriate cleaning techniques or devices may constitute an infection control risk.
  10. 10. STOP 9: COLOUR AND DEMARCATION 92.6% of people said that they put most importance on visual factors when purchasing products.
  11. 11. STOP 10: COST Generally floor coverings represent 7% of your total construction budget.
  12. 12. www.flowcretesa.co.za Contact the Flooring Specialist: +27 31 701 0017 (Westmead) +27 21 385 0653 (Cape Town) +27 11 394 1980 (Johannesburg) saweb@flowcrete.com www.flowcretesa.co.za @flowcreteSA

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