SIKA AT WORK: DETROIT REMAN - DMR ELECTRONICS
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As a leading manufacturer and remanufacturer of high-quality electronics products, Detroit Reman - DMR Electronics has no doubt learned it pays to be selective. So when two decorative floors in their recently expanded facility in Hibbing, Minnesota facility didn’t live up to their expectations, they knew better than to settle. Instead, they went to the company they trusted for a better solution: Sika Flooring.
“We installed a 30,000-square foot Sikafloor ElectroStatic Dissipative Control floor in that facility in 2014, and Detroit Reman - DMR Electronics liked that floor so much they wanted to know what Sika options there were for the manufacturing floor,” remarked Aaron Strom, operations manager at Duluth Coating Solutions of Duluth, Minnesota. “After we installed a Sikafloor Morritex epoxy system on the manufacturing floor they wanted to see what else we could do,” he added. “It really wasn’t a surprise when they asked us to suggest something to replace their decorative floors.”
KEEPING UP APPERANCES
The two decorative floors consist of a 600-square-foot floor in the lobby, and a 2,300-square-foot floor in the break room. Originally both floors were polished concrete, and each was redone numerous times. “Even after we redid them the floors still looked horrific,” said David Rhode, plant operations manager at Detroit Reman – DRM Electronics. “After three tries with concrete staining we decided to try the luxury vinyl floor in the lobby as a last-ditch effort, but that looked so terrible it only lasted one week,” Rhode remarked. “It just didn’t go with the interior design of the room.”
Frustrated, Rhode turned to Sika Flooring and Duluth Coating Solutions for a solution. “We were looking for a more modern, unusual approach to flooring,” Rhode explained. Sikafloor Metallic FX offered exactly that. Sikafloor Metallic FX is a decorative, self-smoothing flooring system based on Sika’s two-part, low odor and low viscous, transparent epoxy resin designed for decorative high-build coating applications; and ultra-fine Sika Metallic Powders, which are special effect pigments used to create multi-dimensional, pearlescent and iridescent designs. Sikafloor Metallic FX is also low maintenance, durable and available in 44 distinctive colors.
“We liked Sikafloor Metallic FX because it has a very unique look and is very durable – which was important in the break room because of foot traffic and chair movement from the 125 plus employees,” Rhode stated. Strom said a Sika Flooring representative worked with them from the onset during brainstorming sessions and in creating different samples of what the Metallic FX floor might look like. “We both got our hands dirty making different samples in order to the get the appearance Detroit Reman - DMR Electronics wanted,” he commented.
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