Industrial floors and surfaces are increasingly used in contemporary architecture, even in public buildings and private residences. But when it comes to their application in the real world, purist portfolio projects can often run into problems because human bodies quickly lose heat when coming into direct contact with industrial flooring. And expensive end covering flooring with good thermal properties, such as parquet, lino, carpet etc., is no real solution if a genuine and clear industrial look is to be achieved.
Since 2008, we have been asking our development laboratory to come up with a product that keeps the cool industrial look, yet has a pleasantly warm heart. Isopowder® is the solution.
Rather than hide industrial floors, you can now present their simple beauty, and still keep them pleasantly warm underfoot. The magic formula is reflection instead of insulation. Tiny mica particles are reflecting body heat very effectively. This effect really comes into its own when underfloor heating is turned off in summer.
Numerous test have proven that the thermal effect of surfaces treated with Isopowder® corresponds to that of lino and even exceeds it in some applications.
Heat loss of the human body after 30 minutes of direct contact
IP Concrete finished with Isopowder®
S Concrete and fitted carpet
L Concrete and 3.5mm linoleum
Isopowder® provides perfect surfaces for use in industrial premises. They not only impress with creating an excellent working environment but also with reduced cracking and growth of micro-organisms as well as high slip and abrasive wear resistance.
If we can meet the highest standards, such as demanded by the food industry, then we can meet any requirement for public buildings, private residences, galleries and offices, especially since aesthetics play an important role in these areas. There are virtually no limits to your creativity.
Whichever building material you choose, there is an Isopowder® finish for almost every one. No matter whether it is a floor, wall or facade, virtually any surface can benefit from Isopowder®.
Isopowder® works perfectly as admixture with all the commonly used standard products we tested. Our well-equipped IP customizing research laboratory is there to help if you would like your own innovative product to benefit from all the advantages of Isopowder®.
We adapt formulations and processing techniques perfectly to your product and specific requirements, and will test them until they are ready to use. Contact us for further information and advice.