UltraSyntec Refurbishes Warehouse Floor For Schneider Electric
UltraSyntec has successfully won a tender to refurbish a warehouse floor for electrical distributor Schneider Electric’s Leeds storage facility.
With 40 years of experience and over 16,000 Schneider parts to sell, storage was fast becoming a daily issue. The decision was made to invest in a new high-rise racking system which would create a state of the art facility and also streamline the entire order process.
Refurbishing a 25 year old flooring surface
The main issue to overcome was the 25 year old floor, which had become very tired and worn with potholes and gaping joints. In order to construct a high rise stacking system, the floor needs to be as near to SR1 finish as possible; this means essentially extremely flat and level, with no bumps or steps.
Preparing the floor
The very first job for UltraSyntec was to bring in the specialist shot blasting team, who cleaned the floor thoroughly using a dedicated blasting rig. When all old existing paint layers had been removed, UltraSyntec had a clear vision of just how much floor/crack filling and diamond grinding was required. A total of three days was then spent preparing the floor.
Creating the right specification
A flooring specification had been put together by UltraSyntec and Resdev, specialist manufacturers of resin flooring systems. This consisted of application of a low viscosity primer, followed by two coats of solvent-free, high build epoxy flooring paint.
The end result was a floor presenting at the correct standard for the installation of high rise racking which is also easy to maintain and clean into the future.
Total Floor Area: 1000m2