Flowcrete Australia , an international specialist flooring company, have installed a floor finish at the new £10 million Security Search Area of Manchester Airport’s Terminal 1. The entire 2,500 sq metre installation was carried out over the course of one weekend. A specialist system, known as Flowfast Terrosso, was used to create a tailor-made design for the area that comprised a blend of blues, silvers and glitter flakes within the flooring mix.
Based on the latest resin technology, the Flowfast system delivers a floor which is available to walk on and work on within two hours after installation. The Flowfast system possesses ultra-fast curing times and bond properties that enable to minimise the disruptions caused to operations.
The installation of the Flowfast system has provided with a clean, simple and inviting environment for Manchester Airport’s Terminal 1.
The floor offers a visually appealing look and the reflective qualities of the Flowfast system would thereby enable to lift the illumination levels within the building. The hard-wearing properties of the system are capable of withstanding high footfall levels.
Other recent landmark projects, where Flowfast has been installed, include the NASA Space Centre in Houston, Texas and Lonza Pharmaceuticals in Singapore. Flowfast forms a suitable choice for both industrial and commercial applications.
Flowfast’s durability and abrasion resistance is capable of withstanding heavy pallets and forklifts or other wheeled traffic such as baggage carts and supermarket trolleys. High compressive strength and impact resistance coupled with exceptional bond strength provide a long-lasting floor finish. Non-dusting and biologically inert, the easy-clean, pinhole-free, non-porous, seamless finish prevents accumulation of bacteria and dirt. The system is impermeable and can withstand the rigorous cleansing regimes at temperatures of up to 70 degree centigrade. This floor finish has a good slip-resistance, which enables to minimise the potential for slips and trips. Flowfast also possesses chemical resistance to a wide range of alkalis, acids, oils, and salts thereby suitable for installation in aggressive environments.