German Floor Care Specialist, Dr. Schutz has teamed up with long term PRO Schutz Partner, Wolters Gebäude Property Management, to carry out a full floor refurbishment at Emmaus Nursing Home, Bonn, Germany. By applying Dr. Schutz PU Sealer and PU Design, the client benefitted from savings of over 60% in renovation costs.
Cologne-based Wolters Gebaude, specialists in room restoration and property management, were contracted to refurbish the PVC and linoleum floors in the Emmaus Nursing Home in Bonn. The floors were severely worn and dated from its conception in 1989.
Not only were these floors unsightly, but the time and costs required to maintain these floors were continuing to rise. The budget for a much needed floor replacement had been excluded and therefore a cost-effective refurbishment solution was required. The busy nursing home with a high volume of occupants meant it was imperative for minimum disruption whilst the entire building under-went its flooring revamp.
The application at Emmauss Nursing Home was trifold, using different Dr. Schutz technologies as required. Contrary to classic, basic renovation, the flooring of the recreation room, utility room and lift were treated with Dr. Schutz TomCat EDGE to remove old layers of care products and prepare the surface for an optimal bonding layer. Dr. Schutz PU Design in RAL 9015 and RAL 9017 were applied to create a marble effect in accordance with future furnishings.
It was vital for the renovation in the elevators to be as swift as possible. A developed UV Sealer by Dr. Schutz, now available in the UK, was applied on site. After the sealer was dried using UV machines, a complete flooring revamp had been achieved within a matter of hours and the lifts could return to full working use.
High traffic areas including the dining room and recreational areas were treated with Dr. Schutz hard-wearing sealer, PU AntiColor, for an easy to clean floor with a protective layer to keep from floor stains. The renovation was completed as each room received a coat of PU Sealer to protect against mechanical friction and chemicals and preserving the natural wood floor in the corridor.
“We enjoy working with Dr. Schutz PU products as it is a great solution which offers a number of benefits”, explains Ben Wolters, Managing Director of Wolters Gebäude. “Instead of removing old, worn floors for a high price, Dr. Schutz encourages a fast and high-quality service, for a fraction of the cost. The end result is a floor which appears as good as new and is protected for many years against damage from friction wear and many aggressive chemicals which are usually associated with care homes. The time and trouble needed for cleaning these floors is immediately reduced whilst the room is left looking current and aesthetically pleasing. “
Within one day, the badly scratched and worn PVC floor had been completely renovated with the absence of noise, dirt and expensive floor replacement. With its high resistance to friction damage and disinfectants, a three year warranty and short renovation time, the large variety of protective products available through Dr. Schutz PU range proved the perfect solution for Emmaus Nursing Home. As a result of this successful project, all residential rooms of the Emmaus home are now going to be renovated with Dr. Schutz PU Sealer and PU Design.
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