THE BENEFITS OF SEAMLESS FLOOR, WALL AND CEILINGS
WE HAVE THE RIGHT CHEMISTRY
As a global market leader in construction chemicals, when it came to creating functional, beautiful flooring, it was like a match made in heaven. Although like any great relationship, we're constantly working at it. Across the globe, our research and development specialists dig in day and night, experimenting, testing and trying things that have never been done before.
Having the right chemistry is important but innovation also takes courage. Courage to question the past, to re-examine established practices and to crawl out on a limb with no one below to catch you. Over 800 employees work in product development, and our the past years, Sika has filed more than seventy new patent applications and launched a significant number of new products to satisfy our customers' needs and desires.WHY SEAMLESS FLOOR AND WALL SYSTEMS?
Seamless floor and wall systems facilitates a cleaner, safer environment, removing a potential hiding place and breeding ground for bacteria or other contaminants that could threaten your facility's regulatory compliance. This monolithic layer provides greater protection for concrete substrates by eliminating penetration points where chemicals and other damaging materials could travel to the underlying base.THE PROBLEM WITH TRADITIONAL FLOORING SYSTEMS
Traditional flooring systems produce gaps and joints when installed, which then become the weakest part of the floor, allowing dirt and bacteria to accumulate. These joints are most apparent between different components, between floors and walls and around columns and entrances. This can be especially dangerous in food processing and healthcare facilities which demand a sterile environment.RESINOUS FLOORS AND WALL COATINGS ARE BEST SUITED TO ACHIEVE SEAMLESS ENVIRONMENTS
By definition, resinous floors and wall coatings are ideal for maintaining a clean disinfected area. The resins utilized typically have high crosslink densities providing excellent chemical and stain resistance plus cure to a smooth surface minimizing microbial growth areas. Unlike many of the other options resinous flooring is unique in that with the appropriate cove detail, the wall to floor transition provides a completely seamless interface with a “negative” edge that will not collect dust.SIKA SEAMLESS ADVANTAGE:
- Hygienic topcoats specially developed to be self-proactive against the growth of mold, bacteria, yeast, fungi and other micro-organisms
- Superior life-cycle cost advantages vs. tile and other traditional products
- Installation ease
- Custom color and decorative options