Flowcrete South Africa has worked alongside the long-standing Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate to provide flooring solutions for a brand-new winery and for the refurbishment of its artisanal craft cottages.
The estate has been producing wine for over three centuries and so it was critical that the development work complemented the heritage and aesthetic of the location - bringing the functionality of the venue up to date without compromising on its history.
For the new winery, a floor was required that would be up to the challenge of withstanding conditions such as spillages of wine and corrosive production by-products, impacts, point loading from pallets and heavy equipment, wear and tear from wheeled equipment and thermal shock.
1,076 m2 of the antibacterial, HACCP International certified, polyurethane resin floor system Flowfresh RT in Cream was applied in the main processing areas thanks to its thick, robust nature, which meant that it would provide a seamless, slip resistant and operational surface for the long term.
The estate also wanted the floor’s in the winery’s back-room areas to reflect the venue’s image. To achieve this, Flowcrete was tasked with colour matching the floor to a brick taken from the site, leading to 150 m2 of the hard wearing Flowfresh MF system in a bespoke Terracotta colour being installed in the employees’ kitchen, changing rooms and toilet facilities.
Additionally, a row of cottages that house various small food producers as well as a coffee shop and restaurant underwent a flooring refurbishment. No structural changes were allowed to the buildings, but by installing 450 m2 of Flowfresh MF in a combination of Signal Grey and Cream, the estate knew that its customers would be presented with a clean, pleasant and on-brand space to enjoy during their visits.