Sika’s flooring products transformed an old showroom floor at Thrifty Cars from old & damaged to new & functional.
To completely revamp the severely cracked showroom floors at Thrifty Cars in Boksburg, Gauteng, Sika’s Chad Tosen confidently specified four of its high performance products for Phase Two of the project. Besides repairing the vast floor areas, the key focus of the project was to provide effective surface preparation to the poor condition of the concrete panels. Contractor, Daniel Masango from Epoxy Coaters, applied an excessive amount of Sikadur-52 ZA (200 units) to fill and seal the numerous voids and cracks.
Sikadur-52 ZA is a two-part, low viscosity injection liquid, based on high strength epoxy resins. It provides good adhesion to concrete, mortar, steel, stone and wood, and not only forms an effective barrier against water infiltration and corrosion-promoting media, but also structurally bonds concrete sections together.
Joint sealing followed the surface preparation, with the application of Sikaflex PRO-3 iCure (120 units, Black), a one-part, moisture-curing, elastic joint sealant.
The project proved a challenging one for the contractor; tasked with the renovation of vast floor areas measuring 3 600m2 and 1 400m2, working simultaneously with painting, window and roofing contractors, whilst the Thrifty Cars’ business continued trading.
Once the floor areas were successfully prepared, they were primed with a coating of Sikafloor-161 (100 units), a two-part, low viscosity, solvent-free epoxy resin. The final layer was a coating of Sikafloor-263 SL (465 units, Plat Grey, at 2mm thick), a self-smoothing, broadcast system for concrete and cement screeds with normal to medium/heavy wear.
Although the project involved excessive preparations under difficult working conditions, the excellent flow characteristics of Sikafloor-263 SL were of great benefit and, after receiving a total Sika renovation, the showroom floors at Thrifty Cars are now as good as new.