World-leading flooring solutions specialist, Flowcrete won the Large Industrial Project of the Year and Large Commercial Project of the Year categories at the FeRFA 2018 Best Practise Awards.
Representing major businesses and organisations involved in resin flooring, screeding and surface preparation, the Resin Flooring Association (FeRFA) organises the annual awards event to celebrate the best of the resin flooring industry’s achievements from over the past year.
Flowcrete UK’s Managing Director, Kevin Potter said, “We’re so proud and delighted to have been presented with these awards! Winning two categories is a fantastic testament to the hard work and commitment of the Flowcrete UK team as well as the quality of our flooring solutions.
“All the projects that made the shortlist are remarkable showcases of what can be achieved with resin flooring technology and we knew that we faced a lot of stiff competition on the night.
”All-in-all, I couldn’t think of a better way to recognise what can be achieved when our products and expertise are combined with architectural innovation and highly trained applicators.”
Flowcrete won the Large Industrial Project of the Year award for their work at The Macallan’s stunning new whisky distillery. The Large Commercial Project of the Year award came in recognition of the Menai Science Park’s (M-SParc) Flowcrete floor.
Additionally, Flowcrete was also nominated in the Innovation Award category for their fast curing terrazzo system, Mondéco Rapide.
Flowcrete’s FeRFA award winning projects
The two Flowcrete projects are exciting examples of unique flooring installations.
Flowcrete worked with applicator partner IFT on The Macallan project, which had a number of challenges. The distillery’s floor had to withstand the demands of high-end whisky production while providing a safe, visually attractive and on-brand finish. Additionally, the application took place at the client’s idyllic but remote Speyside estate during a cold and blustery Scottish winter.
Over 21,000 square metres of Flowcrete’s systems were installed to ensure that the floor in each part of The Macallan’s site was up to the task at hand. This included a robust polyurethane coating for the production areas, fast curing and slip resistant floors for the main tourist routes, a high-gloss and shiny black epoxy surface in the cask room, a natural-effect stone carpet for the external perimeter as well as other assorted screeds, primers and coatings.
The M-SParc project required the flooring to reflect the aesthetics and style of the site’s overarching architectural concept. To achieve this, the applicator Coatech installed Peran Comfort in combination with Rustik Glamourstone to create a continuous ribbon of flooring that connected the outside areas to the inside and emulated the building’s pure white external Corian cladding.
Time was a major challenge in this project because the bespoke, decorative finish had to be completed within a very tight turnaround and on a busy site located in the middle of the Anglesey countryside. Thanks to the dedication and expertise of Flowcrete and Coatech, the project was finished to the client’s high standards and in time for the science park’s grand opening.