Taking a look at the products used for a butchery and its numerous benefits, adding quality and efficiency to the end result.
Two of Sika’s top flooring products were recently specified for the expansion of the Spot On Butchery situated in central Pinetown, just outside Durban.
Heavy-duty Sikafloor-20N PurCem was used to coat the floors of the new extension area, while Sikafloor-29N PurCem was applied to the covings.
Sikafloor-20N PurCem, a three-part, resin-rich, coloured polyurethane-modified cement screed, is suitable for floors subject to heavy loading, abrasion and chemical exposure. Its textured aggregate surface provides medium- to heavy-profile slip resistance – one of the main requisites of Spot On Butchery. Its fluid consistency requires less labour to install than conventional heavy-duty, modified PU trowel-grade screeds.
In turn, Sikafloor-20N PurCem was applied at a 6mm thickness to not only the new extension area but also to the butchery’s cold-room floor. Designed specifically for trowel applications to vertical surfaces, Sikafloor-29N PurCem, a three-part, coloured polyurethane-modified, cement and aggregate mortar was used for the covings. Its finely textured smooth aggregate appearance offers excellent resistance to abrasion, chemical attack and mechanical damage.
Both products possess a similar coefficient of thermal expansion to concrete and display bond strengths in excess of the tensile strength of concrete. They provide high mechanical resistance and will behave plastically when subjected to impact – they may deform, but will not crack or de-bond. Both products are non-taint, odourless, VOC-free, jointless and easily maintained.
These Sikafloor PurCem products also greatly facilitate quick completion: production down-time is cut to an absolute minimum since both Sikfloor-20N PurCem and Sikafloor-29N PurCem provide such fast curing that foot-traffic is possible after 12 hours and full service after just two days.
Upon completion of the project, approximately 300m2 had been coated with these high-performing products, thereby ensuring that the Spot On Butchery is both safe and durable.