The client required a very high performance “jointless” concrete flooring solution for their new waste recycling plant.
The ultimate low shrinkage flooring solution
Traditionally, the only way to reduce shrinkage and cracking in industrial, warehousing and commercial concrete internal floors has been through mesh or steel fibre reinforcement. While durable, this option is time-consuming, costly and environmentally unsustainable.
Now there is an alternative from Tarmac. A sustainable flooring solution that offers very real benefits to floor designers, contractors and end-users. Solving the problem of shrinkage cracks, eliminating the need for steel mesh, and saving time and money.
Compared to traditional steel mesh or steel fibre reinforced concrete, Topfloor can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 20%.
Its enhanced flexural strength enables the installation of more efficient section flooring.
Saw joints can be spaced out to 20m x 20m without the requirement for steel.
Less material usage, high surface durability and lower maintenance costs can significantly reduce whole life costs.
Topfloor can be placed using conventional laser screed methods and traditional finishing processes.
Time is saved through early power-trowelling and joint cutting, while high compressive strength means slab loading can begin at just 14 days.
Topfloor is highly durable without surface treatment, achieving BS-8204 standard.
- Waste and recycling
- Factories and industrial units
Tarmac recommended using Topfloor for the salt barn floors, due to its immediate advantage of requiring no steel reinforcement.
This uniquely successful client chose Tarmac’s innovation in concrete to help create a highly performing floor for their trailer assembly site.
Topfloor had been developed for such projects and Tarmac was therefore able to propose an alternative design allowing for a reduction in slab depth and the removal of steel fibres, while still meeting the load requirements of the floor.
When Clugston contacted Tarmac about the potential of supplying Topfloor to their project, the team set to work to ensure that the programme did not slip.