Cold liquid applied waterproofing, surfacing and marking solutions for the retail environment
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Waterproofing and surfacing solutions for retail

Keeping buildings and infrastructure open over the long term is essential for any retail operation’s revenue. Creating and then maintaining an attractive environment is the key to success. 

Triflex waterproofing and surfacing technologies ensure that customers appreciate the environment that they shop in from the moment they arrive in your car park to when they leave and for years to come.

Don’t make the mistake of opting for a cheaper solution, it will cost you dear - your premises could suffer from water ingress or even condensation that is not only unattractive but could affect the integrity of the building and be a hazard for staff and customers. Let us help you get it right.


Advantages at a glance

  • Durable, long term structural protection
  • Cold liquid applied – no fire risk during application
  • Rapid curing of just 45 minutes, whatever the time of year and even at low temperatures
  • No need to close down your facilities meaning no loss of revenue
  • Available in a wide range of colours to help enhance the shopper’s experience
  • Solvent and isocyanate free

Specifying for safety and aesthetics

Waterproofing and surfacing systems ensure a safe and secure environment for shoppers and staff, but it can do far more than that; a typical specification will enhance the design and customer experience.

Triflex cold applied waterproofing, surfacing and protection systems come in a wide colour range offering numerous design options that will leave you delighted now and in many years’ time.

Right from the beginning we will work with you to get a specification that meets your needs. This involves:

  • Consultation. We will listen and work with you towards a solution right from the first enquiry
  • Survey. Our technical team will carry out a thorough on-site condition survey
  • Testing. If needed we will conduct core, adhesion, cohesive strength and other testing
  • Specification proposal. After evaluating your project, we will provide you with a comprehensive bespoke specification
  • Installation. We only work with our network of Triflex Authorised Installers to ensure a quality installation and we can provide on-site support and quality control
  • Warranty. Our solutions are underpinned by meaningful warranties backed by insurance

Safe year-round application

Owners and landlords simply cannot afford to shut down facilities when every day of closure costs retail operations a fortune.

Unlike traditional hot applied systems, such as asphalt, Triflex cold applied waterproofing and surfacing systems can be installed at any time of year. They are totally safe, do not use solvents and pose no fire risk. It means that new build properties can open faster and those in need of refurbishment can stay open while the work is done.

The curing process typically takes about 45 minutes regardless of the external temperature and can be walked on after just an hour. Minimal pre-works are required, the waterproofing and surfacing system can be patched or applied straight over the top of the existing solution. There is no need for skips and nothing to take to landfill.

Whether it’s a roof, walkway or car park, we can supply a solution that causes minimum disruption to you, retail staff and customers.

Solutions for the entire shopping trip

Our waterproofing, surfacing and protection systems are designed for every aspect of a customer’s retail experience from the car park, walkways, markings and signage, stairs, stairwells and access ramps to the roof. They are functional, durable, slip resistant and good looking.

Car park solutions

Car parks are subjected to high loads from vehicles and exposed to weathering, wear, mechanical damage and chemical attack. Over time this can lead to structural damage and failure. Owners or operators have a legal duty of care for the integrity and safety of the structure at all times.

At the same time a car park is generally the first impression that a shopper has and first impressions count. It needs to look good and also have good skid and slip resistance with clear markings and signage.

By providing a wide range of high quality materials, design assistance and colours, Triflex can meet all of these requirements. Our heavy duty, waterproofing, surfacing and protection systems provide long term structural protection that maintains its appearance and skid resistance over time. Using our systems can help to minimise accidents and improve a user’s safety and navigation.

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Roofing solutions

For long term protection of new build and as a rapid, effective answer for repair and refurbishment, our roof and waterproofing systems provide the highest levels of certified protection.

Roofs on retail outlets are not only subjected to the weather all year round but often house a number of services such as PV panels, air conditioning units, cabling and ducting and plant. Supplying a waterproofing solution that can seal around even the smallest detail and be strong enough to take the regular foot traffic of maintenance teams for all these services is no mean task.

Our solutions are easy to apply using a roller or brush - so they really some into their own when navigating complicated structures. And once they are applied they only take 45 minutes to cure and can be walked upon with an hour. They provide a durable, puncture proof and long-lasting solution to even the most complex of jobs.

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Walkway solutions

In the retail environment, how you get from A to B can set the mood for shoppers. Walkways need to be safe, slip resistant and good looking.

Triflex offers a wide range of cold liquid applied waterproofing and surfacing systems in a wide range of colours, textures and designs. You can also be safe in the knowledge that these fast curing systems are based on the most advanced polymer chemistry, providing long term safety and protection.

In summary, we can provide a walkway surfacing and protection solution that is ready to walk on within an hour. It will offer retail customers a safe and pleasant journey.

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Related case studies

Take a look at some of our recent projects within the retail sector

Project support

Triflex has a long standing relationship within the retail sector, delivering many successful roof, walkway, terrace and car park waterproofing and protection projects over the last 40 years.

Our aim at Triflex is to make your project as simple as possible, that's why we provide a package of completely free of charge services giving total peace of mind. We have a considerable working knowledge of the retail sector and our Technical Team can undertake a free, no obligation condition survey and provide a bespoke project specification. To find out more, simply get in touch.