a.b.e. Products for floor revamp at Waterfront restaurant

a.b.e. Construction Chemicals supplied three key products for the refurbishment of the floors of the popular Panama Jacks restaurant at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront.

350 square metres of flooring refurbished using a.b.e. floor products

A section of about 350m2 of floors refurbished with three a.b.e. products by Jaymark at Panama Jacks restaurant at the Cape waterfront.

For the new flooring, a.b.e. – part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group – supplied:

  • abecote primer;
  • abeflo HPU; and
  • Dow Corning 813.

Johnie Emmerich, Technical Sales Consultant for a.b.e. in the Western Cape, said after the company’s approved applicators, Jaymark, had mechanically ground the 350m2 existing concrete floors at Panama Jacks’ Cruise Ship Terminal operations, the surfaces were then covered with abecote primer, a solvent-free epoxy.

“abecote is commonly used as part of a.b.e. various epoxy flooring applications such as screeds, self-levelling and coating systems. It is an economical, low odour primer that is solvent-free and easy to apply,” Emmerich said.

After this application, Jaymark trowel-applied a 4mm topping of abeflo HPU (high build polyurethane) to provide a heavy-duty, hard-wearing floor finish.

“abeflo HPU has exceptional chemical resistance so is the ideal product for areas such as restaurant kitchens and dining areas where hot fluid and other spillages cannot be avoided. Also, important for restaurant flooring, is the fact that the product provides a seamless, hygienic finish without any crevices where bacteria and dirt can collect. abeflo HPU surfaces are easy to clean and sterilise and have high abrasion resistance,” Emmerich explained. “The product has been used throughout South Africa in food processing factories, chemical processing plants, and pharmaceutical production facilities. Some of the projects include the D. Lund Egg Farm in Limpopo, the Amamfengu Primary School in the Eastern Cape, and Zandam Cheese factory in the Cape Winelands.”

Other features of the four component polyurethane self-smoothing topping include:

Availability in a wide range of matt colours;

  • Thermal shock resistance;
  • Impact resistance; and
  • Low odour during installation.

The final product supplied by a.b.e. was the company’s Dow Corning 813 silicone sealant, used by Jaymark for the sealing and bonding of the floors’ expansion joints.

“The 100% silicone rubber sealant adheres to both porous and non-porous substrates including concrete, stone masonry, brick, aluminium, UPVC, wood glass and glazed surfaces. It is capable of +50% movement of the original joint width,” Emmerich added.

Jaymark, a.b.e’s selected applicator for the project, has expanded and diversified its services from being one of the leading waterproofing companies in the Cape Peninsula to the handling of projects calling for flooring, roofing, decorating, concrete repairs and restoration.

 

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