Following our first year in business, Abacus Flooring Solutions has developed an excellent reputation for its work in a number of areas, but it’s perhaps our efforts to deliver truly sustainable resin flooring solutions that fill us with the most pride.
Like many industries, resin flooring presents several obstacles where sustainability and the environment are concerned, due mainly to the nature of the materials used.
Traditionally, it wouldn’t be unfair to say that the industry at large is responsible for quite a lot of wastage on an annual basis, but at Abacus we wanted to challenge that narrative.
Why is Abacus so interested in delivering sustainable resin flooring solutions?
Becoming more sustainable in your operations when you’re in this sector isn’t as simple as flicking a switch or chucking a bit of money at a problem; it requires research, knowledge and a sustained investment of time.
But perhaps more important than all of that is passion. You have to truly want to make a difference – and not just be doing it for the good PR or to try to win that extra bit of business. That approach simply won’t work.
Underpinning our own approach to sustainability is managing director Nick Megson’s own experience and passion in the area.
Having served on the Resin Flooring Association for several years, Nick quickly developed a keen interest in the delivery of sustainable resin flooring solutions, even presenting a talk on the topic to his fellow Association members.
How does Abacus deliver sustainable resin flooring solutions?
Today, Abacus is highly passionate about combatting the environmental impact of our industry and we ensure that every project is zero to landfill, wherever possible.
This environmental aspect to our work is a key factor throughout our working relationship with a customer.
And while the delivery of an excellent product and first-class service is of paramount importance, we are always also thinking about the sustainability considerations when planning our work.
This approach has led us into researching and designing a floor screed, which, instead of using quarried aggregate, consists of recycled white plastics, such as toilet seats and light switches.
The result is an epoxy self-smoothing screed that is extremely effective and much less harmful to the environment around us.
Our work in this area has been acknowledged by East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, who have selected us as finalists in the Environmental Impact category in this year’s Leicestershire Business Awards.
What else does Abacus stand for?
We have more than 30 years’ experience in the industrial resin flooring industry, including installations in a wide range of commercial and industrial environments.
Using this experience allows us to ensure we keep on top of new products and technologies to offer completely bespoke solutions to each of our clients.
Our highly skilled team are fully trained in all aspects of the flooring we install, from the preparation, installation and after care service.
We know that our business is first and foremost a service, and our experience allows us to provide the value and advice you require, from the very first site visit.