Global building products manufacturer, Sika, showcased its latest customer initiatives and flooring products during a presentation at its site in Preston earlier this year. Attended by Sika customers from the flooring and car park markets, the two-day programme took place late February prior to lockdown measures being introduced. It included an in-depth introduction to the company’s new contractor schemes, demonstrations of its new, innovative flooring solutions, and question and answer sessions hosted by Sika’s Technical and Application teams.
The presentation included an introduction to Sika ParkDeck, a new contractor scheme for companies installing waterproof decking car park systems for new-build and refurbishment projects and Sikalastic OneShot Parkdeck System – a unique polyurea resin-based sprayed membrane system that provides a crack-bridging, fast cure, hard-wearing, seamless finish for exposed car parking decks.
It also focused on the launch of Sika Strata, a new contractor scheme for customers installing flooring solutions for commercial and industrial projects. As with Sika ParkDeck, the scheme is designed to maintain quality standards within the industry and allow contractors access to Sika products and training.
ComfortFloor Marble FX, a new addition to Sika’s revered ComfortFloor range which remains the only resin flooring system to be accredited with a BREEAM Green Guide A+ rating for the system’s entire build-up, also featured as part of the presentation. This unique decorative system has almost limitless design possibilities and can be tailored to incorporate colours, patterns and imagery to suit a particular need.
Other products covered during both days of the presentation included Sika’s new range of lower-emission, epoxy primers, Sikafloor 150 and 151, which replace Sikafloor 156 and 161 and Sikafloor 2640, a ‘next generation’ epoxy high-build textured floor coating and seal coat that can be used in warehousing and manufacturing facilities
Speaking of the Sika Strata and Sika ParkDeck contractor scheme initiatives and the presentation programme, Bill Woodham, National Sales Manager at Sika, said: “The contractor schemes are designed to help businesses grow by having an association with – and the support of – Sika: a leading global manufacturer in the construction industry. Overall, the presentation provided an invaluable introduction to our new flooring products and initiatives. We thank all those who took the time to visit our Preston offices over the two days.
Denise Maguire Editor of Irish Construction Industry Magazine