Embracing epoxy flooring as an ideal flooring solution for Africa

Embracing epoxy flooring as an ideal flooring solution for Africa
Paul Clark, Director-Vuka Floors

Vuka floors specialize in the manufacture, supply and application of epoxy and polyurethane resin based protective screeds, linings and coatings. They are based in Durban South Africa and can also undertake projects both nationally and internationally. They have Africa covered.

Vuka floors are fully equipped to provide a turnkey solution to your needs. From specification, design, site inspection and application, they ensure maximum control and single source responsibility for the product and the workmanship on your project.

In an exclusive interview on the ideal flooring for Africa with Paul Clark, the director- Vuka floors, he advices potential buyers to ensure your floors are correctly made to suit epoxy flooring.

How does Vuka floors see the African epoxy flooring market?

As an emerging market with many opportunities and also many challenges. Often lack of technical knowledge and or poor quality installations mean epoxy systems can not be installed.

Why should Africa embrace epoxy flooring as an ideal flooring solution?

Epoxy flooring is embraced globally and so if Africa wants to emerge as it must with other emerging markets then its an obvious choice. Epoxy flooring is in high demand globally in many industries because of its performance. No other systems can combine chemical resistance with seamless hygiene than the resin industry.

What are the challenges in the African market in terms installation and maintenance? 

Again the epoxy systems are advanced systems which require extensive technical knowledge in order to be successful. Africa has a learning curve to go through in order to see the best results from these systems. Vuka floors is at the forefront and able to offer this technical advice right at project inception to avoid complications.

What do you think can be done to overcome these challenges?

Better cooperation with epoxy flooring companies right from the onset and ensuring your floors are correctly made to suit epoxy flooring.

How is the future looking for epoxy flooring in Africa? 

There is definitely a future for epoxy flooring however it is a by product of a bigger picture.  Africa needs to regulate and drive growth so that economies can bloom. When this happens all other things will follow including epoxy flooring.

 

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