Global resin flooring specialists Flowcrete Group installed Flowshield SL with a top coat of Flowseal UV at a world-leading hospital in Beijing.
The Fu Wai Hospital, one of the world’s largest centres for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases installed the new Flowcrete floor to match their high working standards. Concerned that the floor in their liquid nitrogen libraries would not be able to withstand the demands placed upon it, the hospital called upon Flowcrete to provide a solution that would ensure the integrity and effectiveness of the floor.
Flowcrete China Managing Director, Francis Tan explained that the Fu Wai Hospital needed to find a flooring solution that would provide performance and reliability in a highly specialised environment. The 800-square-metre storeroom floor needed to withstand nitrogen splashes at extremely low temperatures, provide a level platform, and deliver anti-slip properties and high chemical resistance.
Though Yatai Group Co., the flooring contractor recommended using low cost material suppliers to reduce expenditure, the Fu Wai Hospital realised the superiority of Flowcrete’s epoxy resin products compared to their domestic and foreign competitors and identified them as the ideal choice for their project.
According to Mr Tan, the hospital prioritised quality over pricing and insisted on using Flowcrete’s resin flooring system after they saw the advantages of the samples that were submitted.
The epoxy resin Flowshield SL system provides a high-gloss, self-smoothing finish and is a popular choice for areas subjected to foot, trolley, pallet truck and rubber wheeled forklift traffic such as laboratories, clean rooms and pharmaceutical plants. The high chemical resistance adds to the floor’s hardwearing, anti-abrasion properties.
Flowseal, a pigmented, water-based epoxy floor sealer that produces a satin finish is recommended for use in storerooms and light industrial areas, and delivers multiple benefits including hygiene, easy maintenance and vapour permeability.