Project Description

Renewal and amplification of Sousa Martins Hospital in Guarda’s district, with a total gross area of 77’850 m2 (with outdoor parking and gardens). This hospital has several structural bodies in reinforced concrete, with 2 underground floors and 2 floors high. Hospital Sousa Martins is one of most important medical facilities for public health in central Portugal.

Project Requirements

From the beginning the end customer desired a flooring system which is comfortable, impact resistant to the daily use of a hospital, and able to reduce the noise transmitted and reflected in circulation areas. At this stage there were several meetings with the architectural firm where Sika Comfortfloor® solution was presented. Sika Comfortfloor® is highly suitable for the use in a hospital environment as it contributes to a clean indoor air environment by emitting very low VOC, has an excellent fire rating and is completely seamless making it difficult for bacteria’s to find a place to grow.

Sika in partnership with the applicator and main contractor, provided technical support in conducting tests on various samples and work to win greater confidence and awareness of the advantages from the owner and the architect so that they are willing to work with Sika, the applicator and general contractor.

The technical expertise, the continuous support in project and on-site instruction by Sika staff, as well as the technical characteristics and performance of Sika Comfortfloor® were the key success factors.

Sika Solutions

Due to requirements of the project, Sika Comfortfloor® was applied to about 9’000 m2. The system consists of primer layer Sikafloor®-156, a highly elastic Sikafloor®-330 polyurethane wear layer and Sikafloor®-305 W as wear resistant polyurethane waterborne topcoat. In a small technique area the system consisting of Sikafloor®-156 and Sikafloor®-264 was applied.

Sika Products

In addition the following Sika products were used in the project

  • Sika Comfortfloor®
  • Sikafloor®-156
  • Sikafloor®-330
  • Sikafloor®-305 W
  • Sikafloor®-264

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