Floorgard has been owned by the the Perkins and McCarthy families for the past twenty five years and have been formulating and installing industrial floors for this entire time. This experience has led to an understanding and appreciation of the need to select the right product for each application in regard to its physical qualities, appearance, down time available etc.
Our Floorgard range of flooring products are epoxy based materials in a variety of finishes to suit your particular requirements.
Floorgard floor finishes is the perfect solution to a range of problems from general wear and tear to chemical attack and the need to improve hygiene.
All Floorgard products are highly chemical resistant, extremely tough and hard wearing and are designed to give many years of trouble free performance. They are available in all Australian Standard colours.
FLOORGARD FLOOR PROTECTION SYSTEMS
Floorgard Fg is a two component solventless low viscosity epoxy resin recommended for the use with pigments and fillers for chemical resistance and decorative floor and wall cladding. Proper selection of durable, non-fading pigments will provide floor toppings and wall coatings with pleasing and serviceable appearance and strength.
Floorgard Fg epoxy system has the following advantages:
1. Low viscosity, which permits relatively high filler loadings and assists application even at low temperatures.
2. Excellent curing, even at low temperatures and high humidity.
3. Colour stability, which makes possible production of pale coloured floorings and wall coatings.
4. Flexibility, which affords good impact resistance.
5. Particularly recommended for Kitchens, Coolrooms, food processing plants, nursing homes, schools, loading docks and ramps, equipment platforms and stairways.
6. When combined with specially selected aggregates, gives an anti-slip, heavy duty chemical resistant floor
Floorgard Fg based floor toppings and wall coatings are odourless and will not taint foodstuffs. Floorgard Fg is free from any suspected or potential carcinogens or mutagens. Floorgard Fg conforms to the requirements of the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service for coatings and floorings used in food processing establishments, such as abattoirs for export purpose. Floorgard Fg also complies with Australian Standards (AS 4586-2004).
FLOORGARD TECHNICAL DATA
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES EPOXY
Compressive Strength 80 N/mm2
Flexural Strength 30 N/mm2
Abrasion Resistance 8gms/100 Cycle Taber
FLOORGARD CHEMICAL RESISTANCE:
Floorgard flooring systems offer satisfactory resistance to the following chemicals:
Petrol Phosphoric Acid 57% Styrene Momomer
Diesel Fuel Linseed Fatty acid Acetic Acid 1%
Tolulene Sodium Carbonate 10% Sulphuric Acid 70%
Carbon Tetrachloride Methylated Spirits Citric Acid 5%
Glycerine Power Kerosene Lactic Acid 5%
Hydrochloric Acid 31% Crude Oil Detergent 100%
Tartaric Acid 5% MIBK Sodium bisulphate
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF FILLED PRODUCT:
TENSILE STRENGTH 15 MN/sq ASTM C 307
COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH 63 MN/sq m ISO R 604
FLEXURAL MODULUS 1079 MN/sq m ISO R 178
ABRASION RESISTANCE 38 grams/100 cycle TABER
FLOORGARD METHOD STATEMENT FOR EPOXY FLOOR:
Description: Drums of resin
Delivery: To be delivered to the site.
Unloading: All care is taken when loading and unloading vehicles. Heavy items are handled by the appropriate number of persons and with a forklift or crane.
Site: Work area should be secured with barricades or tape. Chemicals should be secured and kept away from drains.
METHOD OF INSTALLATION OF FLOOR
- Sweep slab locally, ensuring no ‘dags’ or debris is present which would affect laying of floor and referring any possible problems to the site foreman before any floor laying commences.
- Mix two part epoxy with appropriate tools, handcarrying same to the area to be laid
- Floorlayer to begin trowelling mixture to floor, ensuring it follows the level of the floor. The above procedure continues until complete job is finished.
- After the epoxy flooring cures (which will depend upon weather conditions and temperature), employees return to the site to place a top coat on the floor.
- The floor then requires 24 hours to cure before use of same.
METHOD STATEMENT FOR CLEAN-UP:
Work Description: Cleaning of floors
Method: With brooms etc., manually sweep the floor to ensure a neat finished product.
Remove all rubbish and debris from the site floor area and discard into bins.
RISK ASSESSMENT FOR WORKS TO BE UNDER TAKEN:
Laying of floors
What Harm can Happen:
Power Tools (Electrocution Risk)
Management: R.C.D.Protection, Testing and tagging of power tools and leads, Max 30 mtr leads from approved power boards.
Management: Head, Hand & Foot – hard hats, gloves, knee pads and steel toe capped boots to be worn.
Eyes & Ears – Safety glasses or goggles, dust masks and ear protection when cutting, drilling or mixing.
Back Injuries – Use correct lifting methods and team lifting.