Ecotile: specialist solutions to tough warehousing challenges25-Aug-2017 ECOTILE FLOORING LTD
Graham Woodfield, Head of Logistics, SSE, explains; “The installation was fast and simple and we were able to install the floor in parallel with other commissioning activities. Furthermore, the use of heavy aisle stackers and articulated lorries within our warehouses meant that the point loading was extremely high – so we needed a flooring solution that was both robust and resistant to impact and vibration.”
Ecotile also delivered some unexpected benefits when SSE’s facility suffered storm damage on the day of installation.
Graham Woodfield continues; “The substrate was extremely damp, even after the debris had been cleaned away. Had we chosen any other floor covering, we would have needed to wait for it to dry out, which would have delayed the project by weeks. As Ecotile can be installed over damp floors, we were able to adhere to our strict schedule and budget”
SSE selected Ecotile’s 10mm loose lay interlocking tiles, with an open joint dovetail design. Available in a range of colours, zoned flooring can be created to easily identify functional areas; SSE chose to highlight walkways in a contrasting colour.
Ecotile only uses raw materials that are compliant with internationally recognised and adopted standards for performance, quality and impact on the environment. James Gedye, Managing Director, Ecotile, comments; “As a business, we are committed to world class manufacturing standards and have invested in quality to secure our position as the only interlocking flooring tile manufacturer that holds the full complement of quality accreditations and certifications including ISO9001 / 14001, CE Mark, BFI S1 Fire Rating, Achilles and the R10 anti-slip rating. Furthermore, all of our tiles are REACH compliant and come with a 10 year warranty as standard.”
“Our interlocking floor tiles are ideal for warehousing applications as they provide a durable and safe flooring solution that can be installed with minimal downtime and is robust enough to cope with warehouse traffic day after day.
Many of our products can be installed without the requirement for a damp proof membrane, screed or adhesive, significantly reducing VOC emissions, installation time and cost.”
Manufactured using the highest grade material on state of the art injection moulding machines, the unique grid pattern on the reverse of the tiles ensures absolute dimensional stability.
The pockets of air create a mini vacuum to prevent slippage, especially if there is oil, grease or water on the substrate. The grid pattern also allows the tiles to breathe – vital when installing over concrete that has not cured or where there is damp within the floor.