Feature: Cement & Concrete
Superb concrete laser floors
Two projects recently completed by Concrete Laser
supply and install a fully bonded concrete overlay reinforced with
Flooring (CLF) of Jetpark, Johannesburg, exemplify
50 000m² of concrete laser flooring being installed – 50% of which was
the benefits of using CLF – Concrete Laser Flooring Pty Ltd, and the versatility of their company prod-
applied externally to provide strong and hardwearing access hardstands to the building. By expertly applying the concept of a 115mm SFRC bonded overlay,
ucts and systems for almost any industrial flooring
this floor provides a jointless surface that is particularly suitable for high
ment of the floor going forward as there are no joints to maintain.
traffic volumes and which hugely reduces the maintenance requireThe second project was another refurbishment project where an
LF was established in 2004, with the intention of providing cli-
unbonded concrete overlay was provided for PHD in Rooihuiskraal,
ents with quality industrial flooring. Shortly afterwards Norton
Centurion, for its central distribution centre, which is a high racking
Construction Products was acquired – a leading supplier of technical
facility that has the need to accommodate a variety of forklift vehicles.
know-how and quality products used in the industrial flooring market.
Norton worked with David Freeme of HBS Consulting on this instal-
This high-profile combination of two reputable and specialist com-
lation and also used the patented lithium chemical surface hardener –
panies enabled the delivery of an exceptional turnkey service for new
PentraSil – providing a perfect foundation to give the floors permanent
floors or the refurbishment of existing, which subsequently set new
protection and a longer-lasting floor finish. Durojoint – a ready-to-use,
standards for the speed, quality and levelness of concrete floors to
extruded soft rubber profile was used to provide early age protection
meet any requirement.
to the construction, control and expansion of joints in the floors; the
Combining years of contracting experience with world-class products and equipment has culminated in producing arguably one of the
Diamond dowel system was used for load transfer at the construction joints.
world’s finest industrial flooring contractors, because although CLF is
Over 11 000m² of this flooring was provided on this project, with the
predominantly active in the Gauteng area, the company undertakes
installation taking only five working days, which in turn stresses that by
contracts throughout Southern Africa and supplies flooring products
using CLF – Concrete Laser Flooring Pty Ltd and world class products,
throughout the world.
the end result is a world class floor delivered in record breaking time.
The project currently underway for the first Ellerines Centralised
CLF also undertakes corporate wide floor upgrade projects and has a
Distribution centre in Boksburg being developed by Zenprop under-
specalist repair division within the group that does cracks repairs, con-
lines the company’s expertise in the refurbishment of existing floors.
crete grinding and polishing, self level screeds and epoxy coatings
The premises were previously used by a company in the steel industry,
imported NorFibre Steel Fibres and Bar Reinforcement, resulting in over
Concrete Laser Flooring (CLF) Durban
and were in dire need of resurfacing to exacting flatness tolerances as
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Ellerines required a CAT 1 flatness for their high racking requirements.
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Norton worked with Steve Sotiralis of Sotiralis Consulting to design,
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