A new eBook by Flowcrete Australia aims to assist facilities managers reach an informed decision when specifying a new floor.
The eBook, ‘Taking the Headache Out of Flooring Specification for Facilities Managers’ details the key challenges and considerations that arise when choosing a floor for new-build as well as refurbishment projects in industrial or commercial locations.
Facilities managers play a crucial role in planning for and dealing with the day-to-day operational challenges of large-scale sites, especially those involving multipurpose, multi-unit buildings. They can refer to this resource for advice and in-depth information from a global expert on resin flooring for better understanding about the practicalities and benefits of different solutions when going through the specification process.
According to David McNeece, International Marketing & Business Development Manager for Flowcrete, regardless of whether the building will be an intensive manufacturing facility, or a place that will attract large numbers of visitors, or provide a complex service like healthcare, or allow for highly specialised activity such as scientific research, every facilities manager wants to ensure their buildings can match up to their respective demands.
The wide range of flooring options and the complexity of different systems can be confusing, and identifying the right solution could become difficult. In every situation the choice of flooring can have significant consequences to the operational ability of the building. Failing floors can create unhygienic, unsafe surfaces, whereas the right floor will provide a reliable platform that could even add to the quality of the environment with built-in antimicrobial additives, aesthetic coatings or antistatic properties.
The new eBook includes valuable advice on a multitude of flooring issues, from ensuring a safe and hygienic finish, understanding the problems that can arise from chemical exposure, incorporating signage and implementing a robust cleaning regime to getting added operational benefits from the floor.
Facilities management professionals can also refer to crucial details including weighing up the cost of flooring over the building’s lifetime and the cost of refurbishments in the case of floor failure, health and safety actions that may need to be taken, and putting effective plans in place in case of chemical spillages.
The new eBook also includes useful tips and techniques such as minimising the financial impact of refurbishment downtime with a fast-cure flooring solution that makes it trafficable mere hours after application.
Flowcrete Australia’s eBook is the ideal starting point for any facilities manager looking to enhance their understanding of flooring and ultimately make the best possible decision during the specification process.
Visitors to the Total Facilities Expo in Melbourne (4-5 March) Stand E34 will be able to speak with Flowcrete Australia experts about specific projects and the best flooring options available. The resin flooring specialists will also be giving away a free 16GB iPad Air every day of the event.