One of the UK's leading independent stationery and office products suppliers, Alpha Office Ltd recently consolidated operations by moving into a single, high-specification building. Of particular importance is the 3000m² warehouse that will improve handling of larger deliveries. Providing a seamless finish that is both simple to clean and maintain, Ryebrook Resins was contracted to lay their Ryetech solvent free epoxy resin floor coating to the entire warehouse including kitchen and corridor areas.
Laid in a smart, pale grey colour, the resulting floor delivers the required level of impact, load and abrasion resistance whilst also having slip-resistant properties to help ensure employee safety. In addition, Ryebrook laid their solvent-free epoxy self-smoothing floor screed Ryeflow, to the toilet facilities. Being seamless, a resin floor is the perfect solution for such areas, removing the risk of bacteria being harboured in hard to clean places. With a five year warranty on the floors, Alpha is ensured of a product that will stand the test of time.
Due to the poor state of the existing polyurethane coating, Ryebrook spent considerable time shot-blasted the floor in three sections before diamond grinding to a smooth finish. All holes were then made good using Ryebrook's mortars and fillers. Having prepared a suitable surface, the Ryetech coating was laid to a 0.5mm thickness in the warehouse, with Ryeflow being laid to all other area at a nominal 2mm.
A state-of-the-art development, Alpha's new facility near East Grinstead successfully provides a modern, efficient working environment that allows room for expansion for this fast-growing company. “We are pleased with the results of Ryebrook's work,” comments Carol Leyton-Smith for Alpha Office, “and have subsequently commissioned them to resurface the floor at one of our previous premises”.