The massive new Makro store in Cornubia, on the outskirts of Umhlanga, is one of the largest new flooring projects in KwaZulu-Natal in recent years. Two products supplied by a.b.e. Construction Chemicals – part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group – were used for the job.
Chris Howes, founder and MD of flooring contractors, CHC-SA Concrete Flooring, decided that a.b.e.’s abecron LA concrete hardener (CH) should be used for the 17 000m² flooring project, as Makro wanted a “user-friendly” product with reduced working time to cope with the dimensions of the project. The product is a non-metallic level assisting (LA) natural aggregate dry shake surface hardener – a ready-to-use product for hardening industrial, commercial and residential concrete floors. It forms part of the wide range of dustless self-levelling cementitious products, grouts, plasters and self-levelling cementitious products now produced by a.b.e. which reduce health risks and area contamination.
The product provides a low-cost solution for hardening new concrete floors, producing stronger floors with improved wear resistance and up to twice the serviceable life of a plain concrete floor. It facilitates easier floating, reduces water demand with inherent lower delamination risks, and offers increased resistance to liquid penetration. abecron LA is available in several attractive colours, with light grey being selected for the new Makro floor.
The flooring project took five months to complete, after which the floor’s demarcation lines were applied by Cross-Con CC, using a.b.e.’s abecote 400 Hi-Build 1mm Brilliant Yellow.
For more information, contact a.b.e. Construction Chemicals on +27 (11) 306 9000 or via www.abe.co.za.
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