It is important to determine what type of exposure the floor will be subjected to, as well as the aesthetic requirements of the client before specifying industrial flooring products. These are the comments of Darryl Gray, Director of Diamond Products (Pty) Ltd.

“Creating any type of industrial floor is as much an art as a science. Successfully constructed floors are the result of an integrated and detailed planning process that focuses on the needs of the customer to deliver a completed project within the allocated budget by using the best possible machines and products available in the market,” he adds.

An “allocated budget” should never simply refer to the lowest tender value for the contract. Assess the overall performance of the floor throughout its design life and balance it against the construction cost, taking into account the planned usage and the maintenance regimen.

“To give value to the finished flooring solution, all parties involved in the design and construction should be engaged in the procedure from concept stage right through to the handover of the floor,” concludes Darryl.

For more information, contact Diamond Products on +27 (11) 552 8310 or via www.diamondpc.co.za.