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Install a cast floor as a commercial floor
Are you thinking about installing a new floor in your company? Consider a cast floor. This is a practical, cost-effective floor that is also very easy to clean and maintain. In addition, a cast floor is very durable, which means that you will enjoy it for a very long time, provided it has been installed correctly.
Various Cast floors
Cast floors are in principle suitable for almost any type of commercial floor. There are different types of cast floors. The three most common types are cement-based, epoxy and polyurethane (or PU) cast floor. The floors can be applied in different layers and as a result there is not one fixed standard cast floor of Epoxy or PU, but many variations are available. Depending on your requirements of the floor, we will advise and create the right floor.
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Different types of cast floors are available. Namely the epoxy, PU and the cementitious variant. There is a suitable floor for every application. Read here which variants are most suitable for your company.
The epoxy flooring is very widely applicable
The epoxy variant is 1 of the 2 types of synthetic floors from Mesa Coatings. Due to its high mechanical and chemical load capacity, these types of floors are very suitable for industrial applications.
Advantages of epoxy
It has long been known that epoxy-based cast floors have extremely hard properties. This type of floor has been used for a long time in, for example, the aircraft industry and machine construction. Epoxy is twice as strong as concrete and it is also very light. Like most coating floors, the epoxy floor is also very easy to keep clean. Especially because of the latter advantage, this type of plastic floor is very suitable for use in butchers or other companies in the food sector.
Harder than concrete
Epoxy is twice as hard as concrete and pores are closed, which means that the floor is hard-wearing, low maintenance, liquidproof and moisture-resistant. It is possible to mix colours, so the floor can be supplied in countless different colours.
Installation of the floor
The construction of your cast floor requires experienced experts with specialist knowledge. We are the market leader in the Benelux, so we know exactly how to install your epoxy floor. For this we use multiple chemical components, which we mix together in the correct ratio.
In addition, we prepare the substrate well, for example with a primer or by blasting or sanding the floor (dust-free). This guarantees good adhesion of the new floor, tailored to the type of subfloor you have. Our qualified staff will be happy to work with you.
PU Cast floor
A polyurethane cast floor is the second type of synthetic floor by Mesa Coatings. The PU Cast Floor is a tough-elastic floor and less hard than the epoxy cast floor, making it less suitable for heavy mechanical loads. However, this ‘softer’ surface is more comfortable and suitable for light to medium heavy loads. PU is also available in many different colours, just like the epoxy cast floor, and is pore-tight, making it easy to clean. Finally, the floor is crack-bridging due to its elasticity of tear, seamless and has a high abrasion and scratch resistance. This makes the PU floor is a very suitable floor for:
- shopping centres and shops
- office buildings
- showrooms for car dealers
Advantages PU Cast Floor
The PU cast floor is installed seamlessly and liquidproof. This tough-elastic floor can also be applied to unstable surfaces such as a wooden subfloor. The “elastic” PU cast floor is sound-absorbing and comfortable. Another advantage is that the PU casting floor is not susceptible to cracking. The floor is available in different RAL colours.
Our cast floors are suitable for every industry. Discover the important advantages for the industry, food sector and automotive sector, as well as for the catering, offices and other sectors in which our customers are active.
Recent cast floor projects
Curious about the cast floor projects that we have recently completed? As market leader in cast floors, we work on beautiful new cast floor projects every day. Discover some of the cast floors we are proud of. Or contact us and we will be happy to tell you more about the projects within your specific industry.
Cast floor: frequently asked questions
How does the cast floor / underfloor heating combination work?
The combination screed floor / underfloor heating is ideal, because it can be installed in one go, in both hard and soft floors. This makes it much cheaper than when the underfloor heating has to be installed afterwards. The cast floor also ensures very good conductivity, so that the heat can be felt well and there is no need to burn.
Installing the cast floor: Do it yourself or not?
For a perfect end result, it is very important that the floors that are used – including the subfloor – are completely smooth. Also, each layer of the cast floor must always be finished tightly, so that this again forms a good basis for the new layer. Always work very carefully and accurately; removing a cast floor is not very easy!
Are there any disadvantages to the Mesa Fast cast floor?
The fact that they are in one piece can also be seen as one of the drawbacks, especially if you want to do this yourself. It means that you have to work very precisely and that it is important to always complete the cast floor per layer. Certainly with larger surfaces this can mean that installing the ideal cast floor is not so easy. Getting help is often better.
What is the price per m2 for a cast floor?
What are suitable substrates for a cast floor?
A porous material, which is well suited as a substrate for a cast floor. With the right primer, we ensure perfect adhesion with the coating we apply.
By sanding the concrete (dust-free), we guarantee good adhesion, thanks to the rough surface. A suitable surface for the epoxy cast floors that we apply.
Suitable for a cast floor, provided there are no loose tiles. Sometimes we apply an equalization layer to eliminate limited level differences.
Similar to tiles, so well suited for a floor coating if the surface is neatly fixed and flat. We sand the substrate for good adhesion.
Note: wood and linoleum are unfortunately less suitable as a substrate for a cast floor. In some cases we can be of service to you after a thorough inspection, sometimes with a few practical adjustments to ensure good adhesion.
In which regions does Mesa Coatings install cast floors?
Cleaning the cast floor and maintenance advice: how does it work?
Self-leveling floor: the absolute number one
If you are looking for a cast floor that can really withstand anything, you cannot ignore the Mesa Fast cast floors. These cast floors are developed for those who have the highest demands in terms of resistance, safety and ease of use. This type of cast floor proves its value in the toughest environments.
What exactly is an epoxy cast floor?
When people talk about an epoxy cast floor, it is often about something other than this actual floor. That’s the way it is: epoxy is used for finishing various types of floors. This synthetic resin type often serves as an extra
hard top layer. Several types of floors therefore have an epoxy coating. However, you cannot call these floors epoxy cast floors. A real epoxy cast floor does not only have a top layer of resin, but consists entirely of epoxy. This makes this cast floor the strongest floor you can have: twice as strong as concrete. In addition, it is dirt and water resistant and very formable, making the floor ideal for all kinds of projects, including renovation projects.
The Mesa Fast screed floor not only has a top layer of resin, but consists of several epoxy layers.
How we install the Mesa Fast cast floor
The composition of the Mesa Fast cast floor
Our epoxy cast floor consists of 100% epoxy resin. This floor is applied over an existing subfloor (for example concrete or cement) and thus forms the hardest possible cast floor imaginable. Epoxy resin is formed by a chemical reaction between two components: resin and a hardener. The connection that is formed provides a material that is characterized by almost unparalleled strength. Which is of course ideal as a basis for the Mesa Fast Self-smoothing Floor.
What is the cast floor used for?
The cast floor is used in places where high demands are placed on the strength of the floor. This is a real industrial cast floor that comes into its own in places where daily work is done with heavy materials and / or heavy chemicals. This cast floor is a real all-rounder that excels in strength / resilience and ease of use. Moreover, this cast floor is very low maintenance.
In which sectors is this floor used?
The cast floor is a popular choice in all industries and sectors where (heavy) chemicals are used. This is not without reason: its liquid-tight properties make this cast floor not only resistant to dirt, but also to liquids and even dangerous chemicals. Its hardness and resilience make the cast floor the number one choice in heavy industry, but this cast floor has another important property that is often decisive.
In contrast to, for example, a trowel floor – which, like the cast floor, is very strong and can be used in all kinds of sectors thanks to its versatile appearance – this floor is self-leveling. This means that you can almost always create a 100% smooth surface with a cast floor. This type of floor is therefore not only popular with new construction projects, but also with replacement of existing floors and even with renovation projects. Even if the substrate is difficult or not optimal, with this cast floor you almost always achieve the desired result.
The difference with other floors
The main difference with other floors is that a cast floor is really developed with a view to maximum strength and industrial use. So this is a functional floor. This is mainly reflected in the thickness of the layer of the screed floor: the entire layer that is laid over the subfloor consists of epoxy. Floors with an epoxy finish have only a thin epoxy top layer and are therefore less sturdy.
Another big difference with many comparable floors – and this is also a big advantage of a cast floor – is that the cast floor itself is leveling. So you don’t need a perfectly even surface. The floor spreads in such a way that a perfect level poured floor is created everywhere. This makes this floor type the best and most popular choice for, for example, renovation projects, in which the conditions and surfaces are not always optimal for laying a cast floor.
The price of installing an epoxy cast floor
For the price of having an epoxy cast floor installed, you can contact us. Fill in the form below and you will receive a customized quote as soon as possible. We have the know-how and the specialists to install this cast floor extremely skillfully and at competitive prices.
The advantages of a cast floor
The advantages of a cast floor can be summarized catchily in a short sentence: this is simply the strongest floor you can have laid. Anyone looking for a floor that can handle the toughest jobs should look no further.
Easy to maintain
Another important advantage is that the cast floor requires hardly any maintenance despite its strong properties. Not only because it will not damage quickly, but also because it is dirt and waterproof. Dirt, liquids and chemicals do not penetrate the cast floor and do not adhere to the surface, but simply remain on it. Brooming, vacuuming (and in the case of liquids) mopping are enough to keep the floor tidy.
Resistant to thermal influences
Its resistance to high weight, fall damage and chemical influences speak in favor of this cast floor, but as one of the few floors, a cast floor is also resistant to thermal influences. Whether fire, chemical thermals or other processes where heat is released: this is a floor that can withstand it.
Very good price quality ratio
Although the epoxy cast floor requires a certain investment, it is a lot cheaper than the counterpart for the consumer market, the polyurethane cast floor. In terms of price / quality ratio, no floor may score better than the cast floor.
I would like a cast floor
What do I have to take into account?
Those who choose a cast floor must take into account some specific properties. These are not necessarily disadvantages, but things that must be taken into consideration and that can determine the choice of the right floor.
Less suitable for shops and showrooms
Those looking for a beautiful, sturdy floor with an attractive appearance (for example in one
shop or a showroom), it is better to choose another floor, such as a trowel floor. That floor is also sturdy, but offers slightly more options in terms of color and finish. You may wonder whether you really need the strongest, functional cast floor in a store or showroom, or whether you are also well equipped with a strong floor that can also add a few things visually.
Cast floor can start working
A cast floor can, because it adheres to the subfloor, start to “work” and therefore show some cracks or unevenness in the visible underlay. This does not affect the quality or sturdiness of the floor, but visually may be less desirable in places where appearance matters.
Professionals with experience
The Mesa Fast cast floor is not a floor that you can lay yourself. This is a floor to be installed by professionals with experience. After all, there is a lot involved when laying cast floors. The surface on which this cast floor will lie must be properly treated. The subfloor must have the correct structure and roughness for the cast floor to adhere properly. The cast floor is not elastic and adheres to the subfloor. This allows the floor to start working. If the cast floor is not properly installed, this can cause problems. So always have your cast floor installed by an expert. We can of course take care of this.
A cast floor is not cheap, especially when you compare it with floors that only have a thin coating. A cast floor like this is a valuable investment, because it will definitely pay for itself due to its strength and low maintenance. If you let a floor like this be laid, it will in principle lie for life. Are you sure that this floor will be used very intensively, then it is a sublime choice. However, do you have any doubts and do you think these
cast floor is perhaps too heavy for your specific use, then it can certainly be worthwhile to look at another type of floor. We offer you many different options.
The epoxy resin can discolour under the influence of sunlight. This can be something to take into account when the screed is laid in a room with a lot of sunlight. In other rooms you do not have to take this into account and even when the appearance of the floor is not a priority, this is something you do not have to pay attention to.
Colors and finishes
An epoxy cast floor is not a floor for decoration, but a floor for places where people really work. Therefore, the possibilities for colors and finishes are somewhat limited. Often color and finish with a cast floor are not decisive, or they are not relevant at all. However, the color of the floor is influenced by the subfloor. That way you can still influence it. You also have some options in the finish, from fairly matte to high-gloss.