Each year, the Danish producer of exclusive stone floors, Stonewalk, lays 150,000 square meters of flooring in warehouses, hangars, electronics companies, industrial kitchens, garages, car showrooms, slaughterhouses, milking areas - and all the other places where there is a need for a durable floor. Stonewalk's quartz stone and quartz silica sand in 26 different colors and in six size classifications are dyed with Teknos' powder coating.
The dying of the stones takes place in a process that Stonewalk itself has developed. Powder coating and quartz are mixed in large containers, and the material is heated up. It is a craft that requires great understanding and a grasp of the process. Air temperature and humidity are factors that strongly influence the result. The powder coating has been developed by Teknos to be able to be used within a very narrow temperature curve.
"We have had a close cooperation with Teknos' powder technicians to adapt the product to our process," says Juhl Nielsen, who is plant manager for the two factory facilities in Denmark. The process is continuously being optimized to reduce waste.
"As much as possible must be re-used, since the disposal of non-usable quartz stone is subject to very high costs," says Juhl Nielsen.