Older buildings that were built up into the 70’s across Sydney are more than likely to have magnesite flooring. It is a made of a chemical named Magnesium Oxychloride, which is a kind of asbestos material. It has been commonly used in homes built in the 20’s, 30’s and was still used up into the 70’s. Just like many other asbestos-containing building materials, it was a useful chemical for a range of materials but unfortunately, time has developed it into a health hazard.
After long-term exposure to moisture, the magnesite may start to wear and become damaged. This will result in harmful chlorides being released into the air and getting into your family and pets lungs. Common areas of the household for this to happen include kitchens, bathrooms, laundries, balconies and windows.
Once the magnesite starts releasing the chlorides, it will damage the surrounding concrete, pipes and steel. Causing corrosion, cracks, lumps and disintegration. Magnesite flooring should be replaced before any of these effects happen as it is unsafe to leave it. The disintegration of the concrete can not only be a health hazard but also a tripping hazard which is a huge problem particularly for businesses who want to avoid workers compensation lawsuits.
If you want to refurbish or complete home or business renovations. Magnesite flooring can make it extremely difficult as it is not a suitable material to use smoothing compound on and can limit what floor covering you can use.
The best thing for you to do is to get your magnesite flooring professionally removed before replacing it with a more substantial, sturdy surface. By getting it professionally removed you can ensure that the job will be completed in a safe and fast manner.
At Totally Stripped, we have a particular service in which we can remove your magnesite flooring. We will ensure that your home or business building is repaired of any issues and damage caused by the effects of magnesite.
Our team of professionals have years of experience in magnesite flooring removal. We use high-quality, safe equipment and tools to get the best results when completing the task of removing the magnesite flooring. We will be able to remove the magnesite toppings in a safe and efficient manner while making sure that is completed within a reasonable time frame.
We are a fully insured company without white card health and safety, workers compensation and insured for public liability.
If you need to get a quote or ask for additional information on the process of removing magnesite flooring, we are happy to help. Contact us today.