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Surface regularity – the ups and downs

April 3, 2006

Surface RegularityMost warehouse floors in the UK are tested for compliance to one of the specifications in The Concrete Society’s Technical Report 34 (TR 34)(1). More often than not, the independent surveying company instructed to carry out the test has been instructed by the flooring contractor as part of its overall package. But who tests the testers? Read More

Grinding superflat – the options

September 3, 2005

Grinding Floors SuperflatWhen considering upgrading an industrial floor there are two methods of grinding that are commonly used: manual floor grinding and mechanised grinding using a Laser Grinder, but what is the difference? Read More

Surface regularity of industrial floors – (Part 2)

February 9, 2005

Surface Regularity Part 2In this, the second of two articles, floor flatness specifications for Defined Movement areas.
Mechanical Handling Equipment (MHE) uses fixed paths in very narrow aisles (VNA) and is usually associated with high-level storage racking. Read More

Surface regularity of industrial floors – a review of TR34 2003

January 23, 2005

Surface Regularity Part 1It is nearly two years since the publication of the third edition of Concrete Society Technical Report 34 Concrete industrial ground floors(1). Floor flatness is a fundamental performance requirement in floors and an important consideration in terms of construction. As the materials handling industry is now developing its own European standards, it seems an appropriate time for review and reflection on the topic. Read More

Undervalued and under your feet

November 22, 2004

Warehouse Floors UndervaluedFloors tend to be taken for granted and get little or no attention unless there is a major fault staring the owner or tenant in the face. What is perhaps not well understood is the part played by the floor in the overall efficiency and safety of a warehouse. Tony Hulett explains…Read more

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