Skudo covers some ground

Written on the 7 October 2009

A LABRADOR-based manufacturer is in contractual talks with international construction companies after developing an award-winning protective floor coating.

Recognised for its innovation, durability and performance at the Tile and Stone Expo in Sydney last month, Skudo Floor has received interest from large construction companies in the US, Middle East and Europe.

The family-operated business has developed a range of temporary protective coatings for all applications in the construction industry, primarily to prevent damage to new surfaces during construction.

Sales and marketing manager Hayden Bone, says the company was ‘blown away’ by the market response to the product.

“It is very new but no one is really creating anything like it,” he says.

“I have seen some attempts to create a similar product using a clear coat like the protective coating on glass, however all have failed.”

Bone says Skudo Floor is ideal for protection against tool damage, metal filings, solvents, overspray, UV exposure and general wear and tear associated with high traffic construction areas.

“Coverings such as plastic sheeting usually do more damage than protection as materials easily get underneath and grind on the floor as you walk over it,” says Bone.

“We are in talks with a large United States stone construction company, however the product is suitable for a wide range of materials including timber, granite, stainless steel and much more.”

Bone also expects the coating to gather much interest from the concrete industry due to its moisture curing properties.

Despite the recent development of the product, local use already includes a $15,000 contract to supply around 1000sqm for the Nirvana high rise project at Kirra.

Contracts are also being negotiated for the supply of Skudo to construction sites in Surfers Paradise and a much larger operation of around 13,000sqm in Brisbane.

The company is anticipating large growth among other sectors, particularly as the Gold Coast property market starts to recover.


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