High quality seamless flooring solutions from Sika met all the specified requirements of design, function and compliance during the redevelopment and renovation of the AZ Groeninge Hospital in Kortrijk, Belgium.

One of the oldest hospitals in Belgium, AZ Groeninge is a large teaching hospital, affiliated with the Flemish KU Leuven Hospital network. During a major development project in 2015 encompassing both new buildings and renovation of existing buildings, Sika Belgium supplied their high quality seamless flooring solutions to meet the challenging specifications.

A key objective of the hospital’s design thinking for the interiors was to create a completely new and modern atmosphere. Among other elements, the flooring surface needed to have a sleek, uniform look and would not only provide extra footfall comfort but also a generous colour palette.

Simple maintenance and possibility of easy renovation were important factors for the floor system specification. Additionally, it was also important to meet hospital design standards with proper certificates and compliance guarantees for fire resistance, cleanroom and slip resistance class among others. The flooring system also needed to be seamless to eliminate joints in lavatory areas that could otherwise potentially harbour dirt and bacteria.

Sika flooring solutions installed at AZ Groeninge Hospital

Sika ComfortFloor, a seamless, stylish resin flooring system met all of these requirements and was applied on 46,000 square metres of floor surface in the hospital. For different areas, Sika provided different flooring systems.

Sika ComfortFloor PS-23 system for the corridors, rooms and other areas: Sikafloor-156 with Sikafloor-327 as levelling screed, Sikafloor-330, Sikafloor-305 W as top coats.

Sika Shower System in the lavatories: Schönox waterproofing system with Sikafloor-305 W in three layers for an attractive finish.

Sikafloor Multiflex PS-27 ESD system for specific functional areas with static sensitive electronic devices or volumes of flammable material: Sikafloor-156 and Sikafloor-327 as levelling screed, with Sikafloor-328 as tough-elastic PU screed layer and Sikafloor-305 W ESD in two top coats.

The product quality and professional service were also important considerations for specifying a Sika resin flooring solution in this project.