Kwa-Zulu Natal

Trust is the foundation of all Sika’s partnerships and collaborations. This was clearly achieved several years ago with Peter Baxter Panel Beaters, based in Pietermaritzburg. The beginning of our partnership started in 2013 when their workshop floor was in much need of an upgrade, and when they recently decided to extend their workshop area, they contacted their trusted partner for assistance with the extended workshop floor.

Our KZN Regional Branch Manager, Mervyn Naidoo went to inspect the workshop area. Firstly Sikadur® AP was recommended to patch-up some of the blemishes on the current concrete floors that occurred due to the excessive vehicular movement and heavy equipment that passes over the floor every day, due to the nature of the business. Sikadur® AP is an all-purpose, two component, epoxy adhesive for general bonding and patching of various building materials, including concrete. 

Westside Trading, the same applicator that laid the Sikafloor®-261 system several years ago was also onboard with the current workshop extension.  

Westside Trading prepared the 1300m2 floor by diamond grinding the surface in preparation for the coating. Sikafloor®-161, a two-component, low viscosity epoxy resin was applied to prime the concrete substrate, followed by a first coat of Sikafloor®-264 in light grey. Blemishes in the first coat was smoothed off with a very light diamond grind, before the final coat of Sikafloor®-264 was applied. Sikafloor®-264 provides a smooth, easy to clean finish for concrete and cementitious screeds on medium to heavy wear floors, when applied at the recommended film thickness. It’s durable, seamless, and where required, slip resistant finish makes it a perfect fit for the panel beater’s workshop floor. 

A tough, durable floor completed in four days!