Project Description

The Flevomeer Library was built to provide an ambience and attract users, and therefore business, for its sponsors. The design concept was to create the ‘look and feel’ of high quality department stores.

Project Requirements

The architects wanted a durable, hard wearing, acoustic dampening, resilient and striking design from the floor finish. A key requirement was the sound absorption with very good resilience and elastic recovery capabilities; from a floor capable of making minor indentations disappear after temporary loading is removed, all characteristics which are an advantage for a busy library.

Sika Solutions

The new Sika® ComfortFloor System was the solution that met all of these essential requirements. After vacuum blast cleaning the new cementitious floor screed, it’s surface was primed with Sikafloor®-161, a solvent free epoxy primer. The highly flexible intermediate layer was then applied using Sikafloor®-330, a low VOC elastic polyurethane based material. When cured Sikafloor®-330 W, a polyurethane based top coat, was applied in the architects bold colour design, to achieve a very smooth, matt and hard wearing surface.

Sika Products

In addition the following Sika products were used in the project:

  • Sika® ComfortFloor
  • Sikafloor®-161
  • Sikafloor®-330
  • Sikafloor®-330 W

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Project Participants

Owner: City of Lelystad
Architect: Aequo BV Architects Assen
Specialist Flooring Contractor: Indri B.V. from Alkmaar
Supplier: Sika Netherlands