Can Microcement systems be used in areas exposed to sunlight?
Besides Marble, what other aggregate mixes can be used in terrazzo floors?
Traditionally, epoxy and cementitious terrazzo floors incorporated marble aggregates. However, designers nowadays have a wide variety of aggregate options to either select from or mix to achieve the desired final aesthetics. Other aggregate options include clear and coloured glass, mother of pearl, metal shavings and plastic chips.
Can Microcement systems be applied on top of tiles or wooden floors?
Technically, yes, they can. A proper assessment to the integrity of the existing floors has to be conducted and the appropriate preparation method defined. The use of special priming products is key to ensure adequate adhesion occurs between the existing floors and the proposed Microcement finish. Contact our technical team at Duphill for a free consultation and site assessment.
Can multiple floor finishes be incorporated on the same floor?
Yes, is the ultimate answer. With the incorporation of different types of termination profiles, it is possible to install different types of decorative flooring options with different thicknesses adjacent to each other.
Can I obtain a decorative continuous Microcement surface without joints?
Microcement systems are designed to offer maximum continuity on floors and walls without the need to propose joints or terminations. However, this depends on the nature of the area, the presence of any existing movement joints and the existing layout.
Is a Microtopping surface safe for use in residential areas?
Yes, strict conducted tests ensure that after the application and curing of Microtopping, it has no effect on Indoor Air Quality and no release of substance occurs. Microtopping is safe for health of both adults and children alike.
Can Kitchen and bar countertops be made to display the same finish as the floors?
Yes, one of the key installations that our team at Duphill is experienced in is decorative furniture cladding with Microtopping, Epoxy or Cementitious Terrazzo. As long as the substrate is designed and treated properly, using either option will add an aesthetic advantage to your desired area.
Can resin flooring systems be applied in extreme temperatures?
Yes, is the answer. The flooring solutions range proposed by Duphill is one of the most complete in the industry and can be suited for installation in the most severe climatic conditions. The offered solutions include dedicated flooring systems that have been tropicalised to suit the application in extreme conditions. This is in addition to modifying the preparation and installation techniques to suit the surrounding environment. The vast experience developed by Duphill’s team for over a decade enables us to propose the most suited system and installation method for any environment.
How do I determine which resin flooring system is most suited for my facility?
There are many factors that must be considered to decide the suitable resin flooring system. The level of traffic, moisture and chemical exposure, temperature fluctuations and cleaning regime to name a few. It is the responsibility of the flooring experts to propose the resin flooring system that is best suited for your requirements. Get in touch with Duphill’s technical team for a free consultation and site assessment.
How do you avoid resin floors debonding from the substrate?
Debonding is mainly related to inadequate surface preparation. It is a phenomenon that occurs usually when there is an isolating layer of laitance, dust or contamination that breaks the bond between the resin flooring system and the concrete/screed substrate. Using a suitable mechanical surface preparation method (grinding, captive shot blasting or scarifying, etc…) in addition to adequately cleaning the substrate eliminates the risks of debonding. Our technical team at Duphill offers a conclusive site inspection to all facilities and propose the most suitable surface preparation technique.
Blistering is a common occurrence in Industrial and F&B manufacturing facilities, is there a way to ensure it does not happen?
Blisters appear on floors mainly if the flooring system is installed on a concrete substrate that is not fully cured. As a result, water vapour from the substrate forces the flooring system, whilst curing, to debond and form bubble shaped imperfections on the floor finish. The correct method to avoid blistering is to accurately measure the moisture content of the substrate and ensure it lies within the permissible limits dictated by the flooring system manufacturer. In certain environments concrete substrates do not cure as quickly as they are expected, and to satisfy a tight installation schedule it might be recommended to install a moisture vapour barrier prior to the installation of the resin flooring system. Duphill’s technical team ensures all the site conditions are accurately tested and the appropriate flooring solution is offered.
Is there any way to avoid scratching of resin flooring systems?
All resin flooring systems can be scratched with misuse or if the appropriate cleaning guidelines are not followed. However, installing a fully sealed decorative resin flooring system (decorative quartz or flakes broadcast) can help disguise and hide any scratches and make them less noticeable. Consult our technical team at Duphill to obtain the most suitable flooring proposal for your facility’s requirements.
Are any resin floors suitable for use in exposed areas?
Exposed areas propose two major threats, temperature fluctuations between seasons and the possibility of colour change as a result of UV degradation. The technical characteristics of the resin flooring system proposed need to be carefully studied for thermal resistance and UV colour change. Being one of the most complete product ranges in the market, our flooring range at Duphill has several products that can withstand both threats and offer a resin flooring system that lives for years with minimum maintenance required.