When Giles Foods Ltd, one of the UK's leading manufacturers of frozen and chilled products were refurbishing their modern production and storage facility, they needed to be assured that they would receive two of the vital elements of successful industrial floor installations. Firstly, the specification of the appropriate industrial floor system which will meet the performance, appearance and budget criteria and secondly, that the quality of the chosen materials and appointed flooring contractor will ensure a fast track, high performance installation.

Having gained an enviable reputation in the field of industrial flooring, leading UK manufacturer ARDEX UK, have developed their sophisticated industrial flooring systems to offer total peace of mind to industrial flooring contractors, specifiers and clients. The entire range is the result of continuous research and development, alongside extensive quality control and innovative production technology, guaranteeing total product compatibility and market leading performance.

Working in conjunction with specialist flooring contractors, Flo-Dek UK Limited, ARDEX R 90 P Rake and Trowel Grade Heavy Duty Polyurethane Screed was specified for the project, as it has been developed to be ideal for fast track projects in food processing environments, drinks production, dairies and general heavy duty plant and traffic areas. ARDEX R 90 P is available in a range of colours, which is particularly useful when it is essential to differentiate areas.

"It was essential that Flo-Dek understood our desire for a high performance, hard wearing new floor surface, which would be installed with minimum disruption to our busy manufacturing facility at Giles Foods. They explained that ARDEX have a technically advanced industrial flooring range which has been designed to ensure premium performance which would categorically fulfil all of our needs," remarked David Rixon, Managing Director of Giles Foods.

In today’s industry, continual advancements in Health and Safety standards dictate the need for durable, low maintenance and easily cleanable floors. Therefore, when installing floors within aggressive areas such as food processing, it is paramount to utilise an industrial floor system that has been developed to provide high chemical resistance, with a seamless and joint free finish. As cleanliness is critical in such locations, ARDEX R 90 P has been innovatively designed to ensure that it withstands stringent hygiene routines which are commonplace in food production facilities.

The actual installation process of ARDEX R 90 P is more efficient than a traditional trowel applied heavy duty polyurethane screed, as it has been specially formulated to provide an easily worked system that can be applied using a pin rake and trowel. The cured system forms a tough, easily cleaned, pigmented layer from 4mm up to 9mm thick, resulting in a hard wearing, slip resistant resin flooring system.

"ARDEX R 90 P Heavy Duty Polyurethane Screed performed superbly and will in the future prove to be of real benefit to the continued success of Giles Foods. We are delighted that in response to the fantastic performance of ARDEX R 90 P, and the professionalism of Flo-Dek UK, that we are currently working with Giles Foods on a number of additional flooring projects”, commented Dave Cope, Sales Director of Flo-Dek UK Limited.

For further information on the entire ARDEX product range, please telephone 01440 714939, email or visit ARDEX online at

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