Flowcrete completes Dubai Mall project
Dubai, March 2, 2014
Flowcrete Group, an international flooring company, said it has completed a landmark renovation project at The Dubai Mall, one of the world's largest shopping malls.
The project involved the installation of over 500,000 sq m of Flowcrete's polyurethane deck coating materials.
The Dubai Mall had awarded the project to the global resin flooring specialist for refurbishment of the surface of its car parking facility, which is the most expansive in the Mena region covering over 14,000 spaces across three separate high-rise buildings.
Flowcrete said its award-winning Deckshield polyurethane deck coating system was specified for all levels of the multi-storey structure.
This system was chosen for its ability to maintain a smooth and colourful finish when faced with operational demands such as constant vehicular traffic, structural movement, fuel and oil spillages, thermal variations, abrasions and wear, it stated.
Located in the $20 billion Downtown Dubai complex, The Dubai Mall holds the record for the world's largest retail centre based on total area. The venue hosts 635 retailers and attracts over 750,000 visitors every week, making it also the world's most popular shopping and leisure destination.
Flowcrete Middle East sales director Vik Vithlani said: "We're really proud of the surface that we supplied for this iconic Dubai location, as we had to overcome numerous challenges to ensure a high-quality finish."
"The end result had to match the exacting standards for both functionality and presentation that The Dubai Mall has become renowned for around the world," he noted.
Within the five month project, over 540,000 sq m of Flowcrete Group's Deckshield ID & ED coatings were installed across basement, lower ground, intermediate and exposed top level decks of the breath-taking structures. These systems create a waterproof membrane that sharpens light reflectivity and can enhance interior visuals with attractive colours.
"Appearance was a vital factor, as the car park is the first impression many visitors will have, however the floor also needed to be robust and hard-wearing. This combination of aesthetic appeal and durability is a key characteristic of Flowcrete Group's resin floor solutions," he added.-TradeArabia News Service