King’s Daughters Medical Center in Kentucky had problems with the safety and sanitation of their shower stalls. The showers were tiled, a slip hazard in this wet environment. The grout was unsanitary, holding onto moisture and creating an environment where mold, bacteria and other germs could grow. The tile was easily damaged from hospital equipment. Once damaged, moisture seeped behind the tile causing the drywall to deteriorate allowing mold and bacteria to grow in the wall. The hospital required a solution for the shower stalls that would provide: 1) A seamless floor-wall-ceiling membrane. 2) A slip resistant surface texture on the floors. 3) A smooth and easily cleanable walls and environment that would inhibit fungus and bacteria growth a durable. 4) A long lasting solution an aesthetically pleasing, uniform, and with color.
A factory roof in Cyprus had major issues with water ingress, causing numerous problems internally inside the building. The roof was previously covered with bitumen, a type of asphalt commonly used for flat roofs. Bitumen can breakdown prematurely in fluctuating climate and weather conditions. In the heat of the summer months, the bitumen had cracked along the joints allowing the rainwater to seep through the existing membrane. Moreover, bitumen tends to absorb rather than reflect heat which can superheat the building below. A long-lasting solution was needed to re-waterproof the roof.