Flooring and coating systems from leading flooring manufacturer, Flowcrete Group Ltd have been installed in a state-of-the-art flooring project for a leading Gulf-based automotive group, Al-Futtaim Motors.
Al-Futtaim Motors owns both Toyota and Lexus motor franchises across the Emirates, and is the undisputed leader in automobile distribution, tyres, batteries and other accessories within the region. Flowcrete’s flooring system was installed at the company’s new Al Badiya Service Centre in Dubai Festival City.
Spanning over 14,500m², the fully air-conditioned facility employs 105 technicians manning 82 service bays and represents the Al-Futtaim Motors’ largest automotive facility in the Middle East.
Over 11,000m² of Flowcrete’s Flowshield LXP HD system have been installed across the centre’s main service areas including all service bays as well as the in-house recycling and waste regeneration plant.
A heavy-duty, solvent-free and flexible polyurethane flooring system, Flowshield LXP HD is typically applied between 2mm and 3mm and laid in situ in a seamless application. Suitable for use over asphalt, wood, steel and concrete surfaces, Flowshield LXP HD provides an easy to clean, chemically resistant floor topping.
Typical applications include process, manufacturing, packaging and warehousing areas subjected to heavy foot and pallet truck traffic and where a degree of flexing of the floor is expected.
Flowshield LXP HD was selected for the Al Badiya Centre on account of its excellent abrasion, impact and slip resistance as well as its colourful and seamless aesthetic. The product was used in conjunction with line marking products to designate working zones, specialised bays and walkways.
Additionally, 3,000m² of Flowcrete’s pigmented polyurethane coating system, Flowcoat LXP has been installed in specialist areas of this innovative facility.
Flowcrete Group spokesman, David McNeece comments that the new floor looks fantastic and employs colour zoning, line marking and signage to ensure optimum safety for staff and visitors using the centre.
The Flowcrete Group is represented in Australia by Flowcrete Australia .