Carpark coating in the EUROPA SHOPPING MALL
Banska Bystrica - Slowakei
MC-Floor TopSpeed demonstrated all its advantages during repairs carried out on the car parking areas of the Europa shopping mall in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia.
The specialty resin system MC-Floor TopSpeed for industrial and structural flooring, has developed by MC over many years of development to ensure unrestricted application possibilities, even in adverse environmental conditions.
The car park of the EUROPA SHOPPING MALL is located on the roof of the shopping centre, and the ageing concrete surfaces were saturated with moisture. Therefore, a solution with a coating system open to water vapour diffusion as well as being UV-stable and non-slip was required.
Scheduled for the middle of summer, when rain showers combined with intense heat are common in the region, the remedial coating work with MC-Floor TopSpeed was undertaken while the mall was still open for business. After the 12,000 m2 of old concrete surface had been abraded and prepared, it was primed with MC DUR 1320 VK.
The subsequent scratch coat, again with MC DUR 1320 VK, was spread with 0.3 to 0.8 mm quartz sand. After the excess sand had been vacuumed off, a top coat of MC-Floor TopSpeed, pigmented concrete grey to RAL 7023, was applied over the entire surface using a hard rubber rubbing board and then roller-finished in a criss-cross pattern. The fast curing process meant, of course, that the downtimes for the car park areas under repair were much shorter – an additional cost advantage that appealed to both the planners and the investor.