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Americas: Flowcrete installs flooring at winery

Flowcrete has been involved in a floor installation at the Painted Rock Estate Winery located in Penticton, BC, Canada.

The family business, run by proprietor John Skinner, produces a wide range of internationally acclaimed wines, from its signature Bordeaux blend to single varietals: Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Sitting high atop a bluff, overlooking Skaha Lake in BC’s Okanagan Valley – on what was once the center of the largest apricot orchard in the British Commonwealth – the winery boasts 60 acres of vines, a striking new tasting room and spectacular vistas across the valley.

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

This formed part of a floor renovation project, replacing a pre-existing brilliant white epoxy floor, which had been provided as part of the original construction by competitor manufacturers and installers 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 methyl methacrylate (MMA) flooring system with a decorative quartz finish.

At Painted Rock, a special blend of off-white quartz aggregates was used and sealed with a clear, ultra violet resistant methyl methacrylate sealer to provide light-stability.

MMA systems are famed for their speed of cure, typically delivering a trafficable surface just 60 minutes from application.

As such, they are often used in renovation projects at operational sites looking to minimize disruption, downtime and ultimately any loss to profits.