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Tiles, vinyl and epoxy: Considerations when selecting commercial flooring

Whether it be offices, restaurants, medical facilities, retail or storage rooms, floors need to be durable. But each commercial space has different requirements and experience varying conditions, which means not every flooring solution will be right for your needs. Here we look at the pros and cons of three popular options - tiles, vinyl and [...]

2018-05-08T09:26:23+00:00 May 8th, 2018|

Three considerations for choosing the right concrete coating

Coating can increase the performance and longevity of concrete floors by providing chemical resistance, protecting them from deterioration and adding to the aesthetics of a room. In order to get the greatest benefit, a number of considerations need to be made when selecting the right flooring solution for a project. Assessing the environmental conditions Concrete, [...]

2018-02-19T13:38:01+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|

Reducing the risk of concrete coating failure

Concrete coating failure occurs when the coating separates from the concrete surface, causing cracking, flaking and bubbling. Not only will this prevent the coating from protecting the concrete which leads to deterioration, but this also causes the surface to become unattractive and at worst it can cause health and safety issues. Here, we look at [...]

2018-02-19T13:31:43+00:00 January 8th, 2018|

A quick turnaround for a $10 million kitchen

When a global furniture retailer needed to refurbish the kitchen floor at one of its stores, a key consideration when selecting a solution was minimal downtime. Hychem products were able to to provide them with the quick turnaround required. The store first opened over 10 years ago, and the kitchen alone was providing an annual [...]

2017-11-27T12:45:13+00:00 December 1st, 2017|

Top five reasons to coat your concrete floor

If left unprotected, concrete floors can be exposed to a number of damaging elements, such as heavy traffic, chemical, acids, cleaning products and food, which cause the floor to become unsafe, unhygienic, and unsightly. One way to prevent this from occurring is to coat the concrete with a construction resin.  Here are the top five [...]

2017-08-24T13:21:39+00:00 August 24th, 2017|

Three levels in three days

Unilever, one of the world’s largest consumer goods manufacturers, chose Hychem products to seal flooring on three different levels at its North Rocks facility in Sydney back in July 2016. What was the problem? Epoxy flooring specialist, Ironbark Flooring, was contracted to seal 700m2 across three floors, in three days. Andrew Pulsford, Manager at Ironbark [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:53+00:00 April 27th, 2017|

Why go local for coating solutions?

Australia is the sixth largest country in the world and has a wide range of climatic zones from tropical, desert, cool temperate and snow. Selecting Australian manufactured construction resins has the advantage of products being designed specifically to suit the country’s varying conditions. This is important as climate can affect the application process of epoxies [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:54+00:00 March 17th, 2017|

Making concrete great again

While concrete is very durable, if left unprotected it can be susceptible to corrosion, dilapidation, cracks and discolouration. When this occurs it can compromise the integrity of the structure, reducing its lifespan and making it an eyesore. However with the correct preparation and surface coating, old and damaged concrete surfaces can be made almost new [...]

2017-08-04T08:39:51+00:00 December 1st, 2016|

Common mistakes made when choosing a concrete coating

Save time and money on your next installation by avoiding these common mistakes people make when choosing a concrete coating solution. Flooring and waterproofing According to Chris Bauer, Head of Flooring at Hychem, the most common mistake found in Australian flooring and waterproofing applications is coating thickness being underspecified by site designers and engineers. “We [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:55+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|

What’s in store for the future of supermarket flooring?

Peeling vinyl flooring has become a hygiene headache throughout the seafood sections of major Australian supermarket chains. Not only is it a health and safety hazard, aesthetics of the flooring have been dragging down the look and feel of the space. With a brand new supermarket soon to be built, the developer was in hot [...]

2016-03-09T14:05:26+00:00 March 9th, 2016|