Bespoke Mezzanine Floor for Weylandts Furniture Store
14 Feb 2017
- Weylandts tasks Flowcrete with creating a floor for its new mezzanine that matches its existing finish.
- Application process tailored to ensure a resin coating could be applied on coated shutter boards.
- A pristine white finish was required to meet the store’s high interior design standards.
The luxury furniture store Weylandts tasked Flowcrete South Africa with creating a floor for its new mezzanine extension that matched the existing finish across the store’s ground floor area.
In 2009 the designer furniture outlet, based in the upmarket Umhlanga suburb of Kwazulu Natal, installed a stunning white surface using the epoxy flooring system Flowshield.
This solution conveyed the clean, minimalistic style and ambience that Weylandts desired while ensuring that the finish would be easy to clean and would maintain a high performance surface for an extended period of time despite the foot traffic, point loading, scrapes, scuffs and scratches that it would be faced with on a daily basis.
After eight years of exceptional service, Weylandts decided that a floor was required with the same aesthetics, functionality and longevity in its new mezzanine area and called on Flowcrete South Africa once again.
However, the upstairs level presented a challenge, as it had a coated imported shutter board substrate that the resin system would have to be laid onto, which is a difficult platform for resin flooring to bond with.
To overcome this issue, a different combination of products was specified for the 330m2 mezzanine area and a special plan was devised to prep the shutter boards.
First the boards were sanded to level them out and to remove the coating, which would provide a key for the primer. The gaps between the boards were then filled in using a combination of scatter aggregate and Ivory 320. This preparation was critical for the success of the installation.
Once the boards were sanded and bonded together, Deckshield LXP primer was applied and allowed to cure for 12 hours. A coat of the solvent free, polyurethane system Deckshield in white was then applied and left to cure for another 12 hours. To complete the floor build up, two coats of Deckshield UV White were applied with a cure time of 12 hours between each coat.
The entire installation was carried out during normal trading hours with very minimal disruption to Weylandts’ business.
Now the luxury furniture store can treat customers to an even bigger site which has been carefully crafted to ensure that the floor flows seamlessly from one level to the next, maintaining the same clean identity and high-end retail experience at all times.
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Notes to Editors
Flowcrete Africa has offices in Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Nairobi and is one of the four divisions that make up Flowcrete Group Ltd.
Flowcrete Group Ltd. is a world leader in the manufacture of seamless industrial and commercial resin floor, wall and coving solutions as well as other specialist coating technologies. Flowcrete Group Ltd. is a subsidiary of RPM International Inc. and has international manufacturing facilities in Europe and Africa as well as Central and South East Asia.
Flowcrete supplies world-class seamless flooring solutions to transform environments across the globe including; decorative seamless resins, waterproof car park deck coating systems, seamless resin terrazzo, durable antimicrobial flooring, fast curing systems, corrosion protection and self-levelling underlayments.
Flowcrete's ambitious and dedicated team, led by President Craig Brookes, is inspired by excellence in people, products and service as well as continual innovation and sustainable growth. Flowcrete continues to use its global expertise to introduce environmentally friendly, hygienic and aesthetically attractive floors to create a better and more sustainable world.