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Polish parking garages last longer and look better than ever

21.08.2009 14:45

The importance of coating concrete floors in parking garages has long been a talking point in Poland, as coated concrete flooring provides good protection against chemical and mechanical stress.

As a result, Tikkurila’s Polish subsidiary Tikkurila Coatings Sp. zo.o, sold enough Temafloor products in Poland in 2008 to coat almost 70,000 sq m of parking lot flooring. Temafloor products are suitable for coating floor surfaces in office buildings, department stores and upmarket homes.

 

Temafloor products are also applied to parking lot flooring that has already been used for years without pre-treatment. However, parking garage owners and investors have woken up to increased repair costs and the problem of finding temporary parking spaces for regular customers. The goal then is to recognize these factors early on in the planning and construction stages for new sites.

 

Parking garage in Poland


Floor coating projects need careful planning

 

If it is planned properly and treated carefully, concrete flooring in parking garages can be made to last. Before starting work, the condition of the floor should be carefully examined to determine how to repair possible damage and remove dirt, oil, chemicals, and other impurities.

 

At the planning stage, it is important to consider the location (indoors or outdoors?), traffic volume, structural features of the garage and its different sections such as ramps, aisles and parking spaces, and not forgetting the available budget.

 

The many advantages of Temafloor treatment

 

Treatment

  • increases the value of the property and improves its aesthetic value
  • improves customer amenities and satisfaction, e.g. by colour coding traffic circulation signs
  • makes cleaning and maintenance easier
  • improves safety on ramps, slopes and aisles when non-slip products are used
  • reduces lighting costs, as light-coloured surfaces can be made to reflect light
  • eliminates potential repair work and the need to rent temporary parking facilities, as pre-treated parking garage flooring is long-lasting

 

Tikkurila personnel will be happy to assist customers in choosing the best price-quality solution for surface treatment.

 


Common surface treatment combinations approved for use in Poland

 

 

Surface type

Surface treatment combination

Parking garage interior floors

Ramps

1. Temafloor 400

2. Temafloor P 300

3. Quartz sand

4. Temafloor P 300

 

Combination layer thickness – 3 mm

 

Aisles

1. Temafloor 400

2. Temafloor P 300

3. Quartz sand

4. Temafloor P 300

 

Combination layer thickness – 1.5 mm

Parking spaces

1. Temafloor 400

2. Temafloor P 300

 

Combination layer thickness – 0.5-0.7 mm

Parking garages equipped with sun blinds

Ramps

1. Temafloor 400

2. Temafloor PU

3. Quartz sand

4. Temafloor PU UV

Combination layer thickness – 3 mm

Aisles

1. Temafloor 400

2. Temafloor P 300

3. Quartz sand

4. Temafloor P 300

Combination layer thickness – 1.5 mm

Parking spaces

1. Temafloor 400

2. Temafloor P 300

Combination layer thickness – 0.5-0.7 mm

Parking decks

1. Temafloor 400

2. Temafloor PU

3. Quartz sand

4. Temafloor PU UV

Combination layer thickness – 4 mm

Parking garages exposed to direct sunlight

 

Ramps

1. Temafloor 400

2. Temafloor PU

3. Quartz sand

4. Temafloor PU UV

Combination layer thickness – 3 mm

Aisles

1. Temafloor 400

2. Temafloor PU

3. Quartz sand

4. Temafloor PU UV

Combination layer thickness – 3 mm

Parking spaces

1. Temafloor 400

2. Temafloor PU

3. Quartz sand

4. Temafloor PU UV

Combination layer thickness – 3 mm

Parking decks

1. Temafloor 400

2. Temafloor PU

3. Quartz sand

4. Temafloor PU UV

Combination layer thickness – 4 mm

 

Text: Andrzej Pyl, Sales Director, Temafloor and Industrial Wood Finishes, Tikkurila Coatings Sp.zo.o


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