Sikafloor System provides strong, seamless surface solution for hygiene-critical production lab

A laboratory floor at a large pharmaceutical plant has been refurbished with a seamless, impervious surface thanks to Sika.

A total of 500m2 of flooring was supplied during the renovation at the Pharmaserve site in Runcorn. The company is involved in the development and manufacture of respiratory medicines; an environment which demands the highest standards of hygiene and safety be upheld. To help achieve this, Sika’s Sikafloor Glossy system was specified.

Contractor, Mike Thelwell from Thelwell Flooring, was selected to carry out the Pharmaserve floor refurbishment. Initial works involved the installation of Sikafloor-155 WN, a solvent-free, water-dispersed primer based on epoxy resin. Sikafloor-161 primer was then applied in preparation for Sikafloor-210 PurCem, and Sikafloor-260 PurCem, multi-component, gloss and scratch-resistant, coloured polyurethane hybrid screeds.  Sikafloor-81 EpoCem supplied the three-part, epoxy-modified, fine-textured mortar finish. Suitable for self-smoothing floor screeds in thin layers of 1.5mm to 3mm, Sikafloor-81 EpoCem is said to not only helps create a superbly-level floor but offer excellent moisture control.

Installed to the client’s full satisfaction and agreed timeframe, Sika’s system is described as seamless and robust, ideal for providing Pharmaserve with a floor that will withstand the rigours of heavy footfall and potentially hazardous chemicals in a hygiene-critical production environment.