WEARMAX® Transparent System
The fast and robust solution for a wide range of applications
Our transparent system: ideal for renovating heavily worn floors.
Restores the original appearance of wood or resilient floor coverings.
Due to its outstanding technical properties, WEARMAX® Transparent can be used on almost any surface such as plastic / PVC, linoleum, synthetic rubber flooring and rubber, as well as wooden and parquet floors.
The unique technology of WEARMAX® High-Performance Ceramic Coating anchors 120 million ceramic particles per square meter floating on the surface in a flexible paint system.
A wafer-thin ceramic layer that cannot be seen with the naked eye is applied during processing. It protects the floor highly effectively against signs of wear, abrasion and dirt and improves surefootedness.
Use the following advantages:
· Largely resistant to disinfectants (ask for our positive list of disinfectants)
· Significant extension of the service life of existing, heavily worn floors
· Long-term protection against wear and tear and signs of use
· Increased scratch resistance in the end surface
· Positive effects on the slip resistance class
· Little re-soiling
· Economical and environmentally friendly
Three layers in one. Quick to apply and economical
“Our transparent system (3 in 1 product): ideal for renovating heavily worn floors. Restores the original appearance of wood or resilient floor coverings.”
The transparent system consists of three layers: the primer, the ceramic layer and the top layer.
Here we show you the main steps of the processing process. Watch the video on our Youtube channel to follow in detail the entire process of application on a 40 year old linoleum floor.
The first layer
WEARMAX® Universal Primer is applied with a roller on a clean, sanded and neutralized floor.
The second layer
Machine mixed with hardener and water, WEARMAX® Ceramic is applied three hours after applying the primer with a roller and T-bar.
The last layer
Machine mixed with hardener, WEARMAX® Top Coat is applied after the approx. 3-hour drying time of the previous layer with a roller (hydro-flow roller). The floor is therefore restricted after eight hours and completely usable after 72 hours. The final chemical hardness is reached after eight to ten days.
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In our video, you can see all the processing steps of the WEARMAX® Transparent System. The processing stages depend on the condition of the original subsurface, so they vary from project to project.
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SUCCESS STORIES OF OUR CUSTOMERS
Case study: Premiere League Club
Sports and event stadiums are iconic across the UK and are home to some of the premier league’s biggest clubs. With thousands of fans and staff present on match days and stadium tours becoming increasingly popular, these venues are often subject to heavy foot and vehicle traffic. Many stadiums opt for rubber flooring – a robust, joint-friendly flooring that is easy to lay and is well suited for large venues. Despite its longevity, the sheer volume and nature of the traffic can wear and tear on the floor surface over time, making it gradually more difficult to maintain and protect. In addition, the inadequate entrance mats at some stages are unable to remove the excess moisture and dirt carried in with shoes and trolleys, adding further stress to the rubber walkways.
Our B2B partner Traffik was very pleased about the request for advice from LSS, which is responsible for the maintenance work on behalf of one of the largest Premier League clubs.
LSS provides support services for the sports and leisure market and ensures operational excellence at each of its customer locations, including soccer stadiums.
In this particular case, LSS and the customer were looking for a floor sealing solution that would protect the existing rubber floor, enhance the aesthetic appearance of the surface and exceed a 36 (pendulum value BS7976) according to UK slip resistance standards.
What was needed was a floor seal that withstands the demands of traffic, but at the same time is also suitable for mechanical and manual cleaning and has a consistently attractive appearance.
The new floor covering should enable easier cleaning and reduce the effort for ongoing maintenance of the floor.
Due to the size and popularity of the venue, it was also important to be able to ensure a quick and easy relocation with minimal disruption.
After several consultations with the customer, Traffik recommended WEARMAX® Transparent System as the optimal solution for the rubber floor. The excellent abrasion resistance offered by WEARMAX® creates a much more durable surface than other floor sealants and is well suited for sports and event venues. WEARMAX® can also be applied very quickly and easily, which meets the requirement for rapid processing. WEARMAX® is a floor sealer that anchors ceramic particles floating on the surface. After it has dried out, the existing floor surface has been given a ceramic coating, so to speak – in contrast to other sealings in which ceramic is used to harden the core of the seal. The costs for core cleaning are significantly reduced (by up to 50%), since WEARMAX® can also be cleaned with just water. No peeling, sealing, buffing, polishing, burnishing, or maintenance pads are required. Thus labor, supply, chemical storage and disposal costs are reduced. In addition, WEARMAX® seals from edge to edge, offers increased slip resistance and demonstrably high abrasion resistance.
Traffik visited the customer, “the Premier League Club”, on six different occasions between April and July 2018 to prepare and seal sections of rubber flooring in one area of the hall according to customer specifications.
A total area of approx. 950 m2 was treated with the WEARMAX® Transparent System. In order to keep disturbances at the venue as low as possible, all work was carried out in the specified zones in the early morning. Each installation was completed within 24 hours and included:
• Preparation and cleaning of the rubber floor to remove dirt and polish residue and to sand the surface. This included removing gum, tape, and glue residue.
• Rinsing and neutralization to ensure the pH neutrality of the soil surface.
• Covering door sills and skirting boards
• Dusting with a microfiber mop and vacuuming
• Application of the WEARMAX® Universal Primer
• Application of the WEARMAX® Ceramic
• Application of the WEARMAX® Top Coat
After WEARMAX® was applied and fully cured, pendulum tests were performed to ensure that the new flooring was fully compliant with UK standards. In addition to our own certified tests, the floor has also undergone an independent test.
WEARMAX® Transparent has equipped the surface of the rubber floor with a transparent top layer. The new surface is very abrasion-resistant and easy to care for. The surface does not require polishing, buffing, peeling or sealing and can be cleaned quickly and effectively with water.
The overall result is a revitalized floor with a longer lifespan.
Traffik is very proud of the collaboration with LSS, which has resulted in a successful end result for the customer:
“LSS commissioned Traffik with an assessment of the hall area of a Premier League club to determine the wear and tear on the rubber floor, which was mainly caused by the heavy foot traffic. On the recommendation of Traffik, WEARMAX® Ceramic was applied in a hall area in order to preserve and protect the existing floor. “
“Traffik always worked professionally and tried to implement the project quickly and efficiently.
After 18 months the floor still looks “like new”. “
“The surface is smooth and has proven to be much more durable, withstanding the pressure of heavy foot traffic. Black spots have been visibly reduced and the overall effect is a floor that looks great and is much easier for our cleaning teams to maintain. “
JMS (Contract Manager – LSS)
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