NOVOFLOOR ICE SYSTEM
NOVOFLOOR ICE SYSTEM
The NOVOFLOOR ICE outdoor floor is a system consisting of a special refrigeration mat made of a high quality EPDM mix and filling layers made of a mixture of granulated EPDM and a polyurethane coating. NOVOFLOOR ICE is a bi-functional system. The special structure of the floor allows building ice rinks on top of it, or to use the floor in outdoor sports facilities for team games, e.g. basketball or volleyball, or to use the floor for tennis court surfacing, etc.
The advantages of the floor are: high elasticity, superior damping of impact energy, high coefficient of friction, aesthetic appearance, and seamless design.
The outdoor floor is based on polyurethane resins which are highly resistant to changing weather conditions, including low temperatures.
Before building the NOVOFLOOR ICE floor, leak test the refrigeration system (mats) with compressed air at a test pressure of 2.5 bar. The refrigeration mats are bonded with the substrate with the NOVOFLOOR P21 adhesive which is applied with the A2 format trowel (depending on the substrate roughness, the consumption may vary from 0.8 to 1.0 kg/m2). Keep the refrigeration mat under a constant test pressure of 2.0 bar minimum during the following work stages. The special refrigeration mat, made of a high-quality EPDM mix, must be degreased first with NOVOFLOOR R01 consumed at approx. 100 g/m2. Leave for approx. 30 minutes and proceed with the next stage: refrigeration mat impregnation. Impregnate twice with NOVOFLOOR R02. Use brushes with the bristle cut in half or hard bristle brushes to ensure that the mat is sufficiently penetrated by the impregnant. The consumption should be approx. 300 g/m2 per impregnation cycle.
Wait 2 to 3 hours maximum between the impregnation cycles. The next stage is to apply the NOVOFLOOR P44 polyurethane coating with a B2 trowel, followed by filling with the granulated EPDM at a grain size of 1.0-3.5 mm. The recommended consumption of NOVOFLOOR P44 is 4.4 kg/m2’; the consumption of the granulated EPDM is approx. 6.5 kg/m2 per backfill (with approx. 4.4 kg/m2 remaining embedded in the system; collect (sweep away) the excess before pouring the next layer). Apply NOVOFLOOR P44 12 hours after impregnation, otherwise the impregnation must be repeated with NOVOFLOOR R02 according to the directions above.
The second – service – layer of the system is the NOVOFLOOR P44 coating applied with the B4 trowel and backfilled with the granulated EPDM at a grain size of 1.0-3.5 mm. The recommended coating yield is 3 kg/m2, the consumption of the granulated EPDM is approx. 5.5 kg/m2 per backfill (with approx. 3.4 kg/m2 remaining embedded in the system; collect (sweep away) the loose excess).