A quartz flooring system from Flowcrete was selected for a floor renovation project at an award-winning winery in Canada with impressive results. Located in the Okanagan Valley in Penticton, BC, the Painted Rock Estate Winery is a family business run by proprietor John Skinner, producing a wide range of internationally acclaimed wines from its signature Bordeaux blend to single varietals such as Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Painted Rock has 60 acres of vines, and features a striking new tasting room and spectacular vistas across the valley. The new tasting lounge and events facility, designed by Robert Mackenzie Architecture in collaboration with Dominic Unsworth in 2012, provides a multipurpose function space allowing Painted Rock to host private events including weddings and corporate retreats looking for a unique venue with a stunning backdrop. 

Flowcrete’s fast-cure, MMA quartz flooring system, Flowfast Quartz was installed in external areas covering about 2,000 sq ft, creating a terraced patio that extends from the tasting lounge, alongside 1,500 sq ft of a complementary Peran STB epoxy quartz system within the internal areas. 

Flowcrete’s quartz flooring systems were chosen to replace a pre-existing brilliant white epoxy floor that had become slippery, dirty and at times, dangerously bright in the low-hanging afternoon sunshine.

Flowfast Quartz is a robust, wear resistant and fast cure MMA flooring system with a decorative quartz finish. The Painted Rock installation used a special blend of off-white quartz aggregates sealed with a clear, UV resistant methyl methacrylate sealer to provide light stability. Known for their speed of cure, typically delivering a trafficable surface just 60 minutes from application, MMA systems are often used in renovation projects at operational sites seeking to minimise disruption, downtime and ultimately any loss to profits. 

Painted Rock’s logo was also inset seamlessly into the floor at the entrance to the building as part of the external installation of MMA flooring systems.

The internal installation of the Peran STB system utilised the same off-white quartz blend to provide a decorative, wear and slip resistant surface inside the main tasting lounge and bar area. Peran STB offers excellent chemical and stain resistance, which is particularly important in an environment prone to red wine spillage. 

The Painted Rock Estate Winery hosted former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and wife Laureen earlier this year, during one of two scheduled campaign stops in Penticton. Painted Rock was also named Winery of the Year at the 2014/2015 InterVin International Wine Awards.

Flowcrete offers a complete package of speciality resin and HACCP International certified antimicrobial floor coating systems designed to cater for all areas of the winery from back-end production and barrel rooms through to tasting lounges and office facilities.

Image: The terraced patio at the Painted Rock Estate Winery featuring Flowcrete’s fast-cure, MMA quartz flooring system, Flowfast Quartz