A unique car washing and leisure experience in South Africa now features a bright and vibrant floor from Flowcrete, matching the site’s energy and attention to detail.
Designed from the ground up by its owner, Machine WashWorx is a new, Ballito-based venue that provides motoring enthusiasts with a relaxing space to enjoy a fine cup of coffee whilst waiting for their vehicle to be washed and detailed to the most exacting standard of car cleanliness.
Flowcrete was tasked with providing a number of flooring solutions that would convey Machine WashWorx’s distinctive branding, whilst at the same time be able to withstand the water, cleaning chemicals, foot traffic, automotive oils, impacts and other challenges inherent to a car washing facility.
Craig Blitenthall, Vice President of Flowcrete South Africa, commented: “Getting Machine WashWorx’s floor just right presented us with a fun and challenging project.
“The bespoke, high-end environment that the client wanted to create called for floors that would convey their image while simultaneously supporting the site’s demanding car cleaning activity.
“Our resin flooring collection was perfect for this task, as each system has been made with the dual principles of design and durability at its core. This meant that Machine WashWorx could rest assured that the finish underfoot would provide a safe, clean and colourful surface to impress their high-end clients.”
The Machine WashWorx car wash sees cars roll through a custom cleaning area that not only includes a conveyor belt where the car is washed by hand but also specialist bays for vacuuming, polishing and even buffing the engine.
800 square metres of the flexible and solvent free polyurethane coating system Deckshield ID was applied across the car wash and parking areas.
Originally designed to provide long lasting surfaces in large, multi-storey car parks, this was the ideal solution to cope with the onsite conditions.
The Deckshield ID was manufactured in a vivid yellow and urban light grey that exactly matched Machine WashWorx’s corporate colours, ensuring the floor mirrored the wall coatings and other key elements of the carefully considered, industrial-style interior design scheme.
To make sure the site is safe for staff and visitors, extra slip resistance was added to the wash bay’s ramps. Suede additive, a fine sand-like powder, was incorporated into the coating to enhance traction underfoot without creating an overly-rough effect.
In the adjacent coffee shop, the floor also had to convey the same aesthetic, while withstanding foot traffic and point loading from items such as heavy tables made from car engines.
120 square metres of the decorative epoxy coating Peran STB was installed to create a glossy, light grey floor area that would be both on-brand and easy to keep clean, were any food or drink spill onto the floor.
In Machine WashWorx’s back of house storage area, 80 square metres of the hard wearing and self-smoothing epoxy system Flowshield SL was used to provide a reliable floor for an extended period of time.
For more info, contact Flowcrete’s expert team by emailing [email protected]
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