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Reducing slip hazards in the workplace

Unsealed or deteriorated concrete flooring increases the risk of slips, trips and falls in the workplace. Trips can occur even if there is a change of one centimetre or less in flooring height, while flooring which is too smooth or glossy can cause slips, especially when there are spillages or other contaminants present. Renewing and [...]

2018-10-10T13:34:42+10:00 September 3rd, 2018|

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+10:00 May 8th, 2018|

Finding Curly Flat’s flooring solution

Curly Flat Winery - located in the Macedon Ranges, Victoria - has been producing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay at its on-site winery since 2002. When it was discovered that acid from the wine was corroding the floors in the production and crushing areas, Watertight Epoxy Floor Solutions was tasked with finding a protective coating that [...]

2018-05-08T09:02:59+10:00 May 8th, 2018|

Acidic by nature: sealing floors in a vinegar storage room

When contracted to provide a flooring solution for a vinegar storage room, Antiskid Industries needed to consider the nature of the product to ensure the most durable, effective solution. In assessing the challenge the space posed, Hychem’s Hycrete PU system was selected as the best solution. What was the problem? Concrete floors in food manufacturing [...]

2018-02-19T13:58:46+10:00 February 5th, 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+10:00 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+10:00 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+10:00 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+10:00 August 24th, 2017|

Surviving the heat

Since opening in 2010, Argentinian restaurant, Porteño, has been one of Sydney’s most well- known and popular restaurants. In 2016, the owners moved the restaurant to Holt Street, Surry Hills, while keeping the old site at nearby Cleveland Street available for weddings, functions and events. Hychem products were chosen to provide a flooring solution for [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:54+10:00 March 30th, 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+10:00 March 17th, 2017|