When it comes to choosing and installing your new floor coating there is something important that you need to know. Reepol supply the best quality flooring solutions in the UK and Ireland – but we do not install our products. Reepol’s focus is on research and development and coming up with exciting new and innovation designs and solutions.Doctor Strange movie
For the contracting, we turn to the best flooring contractors in the country. These are the people who know everything there is to know about laying flooring. Indeed they have laid literally millions of square metres of flooring and they know what needs to be done to the substrate and surfaces to create the perfect flooring.
Whether you are installing a brand new floor or refurbishing an old floor, our network of industrial concrete flooring contractors are able to handle the job from preparing new concrete surfaces to removing old tiles and making repairs. Because we have worked with these contractors in the past, we know that they can install the coating of your choice to your precise specifications.
Because they are used to working with Reepol products, they are very familiar with how to mix and apply our coatings regardless of the specific requirements of the job. Perhaps your old surface needs shot blasting first. No problem. What? Your old flooring seems impossible to remove. Our contractors know the best way to attack that situation.
Regardless of your special needs when it comes to your floor, internal or external, our contractors have seen it all. The floor has been subjected to, or will be subjected to, wet or oily conditions or it needs luminous markings, there is a contractor in your area who has the necessary expertise.
They have installed fire escape routes, demarcation lines and gangway markings for pedestrians and forklift aisles, heavy duty rubber playground safety flooring, and bespoke markings. Reepol produces the paint and one of the contractors in our extensive network installs it.
One of the things about epoxy flooring is that while it is amazingly durable, it calls for precision when it’s being installed. Actually it calls for precision from the very beginning. When the epoxy resin is being mixed, care must be taken to make sure it is mixed in the proper order and with exact measurements because of the way that the components bond.
Oh yes, and timing is crucial. There is a chemical reaction involved in creating epoxy resin and this reaction generates heat. It doesn’t take long for the mixture to be too hot to work with. As well, the epoxy hardens quite fast and once it is hardened, you can’t work with it. It’s unusable.
The pot life is the length of the workable form of epoxy – that space between mixing it and when it becomes unusable. You can slow down the pot life by working in cooler environments. In a 20°C environment, for instance, some mixtures have a pot life of 30 minutes while at 30°C, the pot life is half that.
These are some of the reasons why working with an experienced flooring contractor is so important. Most of our customers are contractors. This means we know who is the best for your job.
“Working in the cold forming industry with a high profile customer base, we were looking for a hard wearing floor covering that had to withstand day to day running of a busy manufacturing environment. Using heavy machinery, forklift trucks and a variety of industrial oils and floor cleaning products.”
“Excellent & friendly service, quality product – would recommend to any new customer.”