The building of the Faculty of Technology – Road Laboratory of GDDKiA’s Szczecin Office, located at ul. Wiosenna 8 in Skarbimierzyce, was commissioned at the end of 2012. The facility has office rooms, laboratory rooms and technical rooms. In the laboratory, equipped with modern devices for diagnostics of road surfaces, tests are carried out as part of ongoing quality control of materials and works during road construction and operation. In the laboratory, an industrial resin floor, Flowcoat SF41, was applied on a surface of 800 sqm, in a light grey colour and in a non-slip version, with a layer of quartz sand.
Flowcoat SF41 is a floor system based on coloured epoxy resin, available in a smooth or anti-slip version. It is a solution used in industrial facilities, archives, laboratories, mainly due to fast implementation, easy to clean, hygienic surface and high abrasion resistance. With a thickness of 1.0 mm (in the version with a layer of quartz sand), the floor can be subjected to heavy pedestrian traffic, forklift traffic and even – to a limited extent – car traffic. At the same time, it is non-absorbent and due to its chemical and thermal resistance, it can be used in technical rooms.
The use of a seamless Flowcoat SF41 resin floor in a light shade allowed to brighten and optically enlarge the laboratory rooms and corridors. At the same time, the resin floor protects the substrate against damage caused by intensive conditions of use.
„Samples of materials are transported on wheel trolleys to individual test stands. They can weigh up to several dozen kilograms. Therefore, floors in laboratory rooms and corridors are exposed to significant mechanical loads. When choosing a floor, we were looking for a solution that would provide adequate strength parameters and at the same time would allow quick application, without causing a long break in the operation of our laboratory. Easy cleaning was also important to us,” – said Robert Jurczak, Deputy Director of the Technology Department of the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways, Szczecin Office.
Flowcoat SF41 resin floor in the Department of Technology – Road Laboratory of the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways, Szczecin Office was made by GT Projekt Sp. z o.o. from Szczecin, Flowcrete Polska Authorized Contractor.