The complex nature of airports means that architects have to account for a variety of critical operating factors to create a site that can safely manage thousands of people everyday while simultaneously maintaining a pleasant, hygienic and well-organised environment.
Specifying the right floor finish is crucial to ensuring that the airport’s daily activity is properly supported and that the passenger’s enjoy a high quality experience. If the screed or finish does fail then not only will it leave a poor impression on passengers, but it could also expose the airport to serious health and safety risks.
One flooring issue in particular that faces the aviation industry is the corrosive effect of Skydrol aviation hydraulic fluid. Flowcoat SK has been specifically formulated to withstand prolonged exposure to this substance.
Public facing areas, such as flight check-in and baggage claim, need floors that work with the interior design scheme to create an enjoyable, welcoming ambience. Seamless resin terrazzo, epoxy and methyl methacrylate systems are able to provide an attractive aesthetic while withstanding the heavy volume of foot and trolley-wheeled traffic. Flowcrete’s Mondéco terrazzo range for example has been utilised in airports such as Dublin, Manchester and Glasgow while Flowfast Quartz has likewise been installed in some of the world’s largest airports thanks to its ability to maintain a decorative surface despite sustained foot traffic.
Away from the public’s line of sight is an intricate web of hangars, catering areas, transport services, multi-storey car parks, maintenance buildings and more. Each of these areas will need a floor tailored to its specific challenges, which could include ultra hygienic surfaces for food preparation spaces, the ability to resist harsh chemicals or the strength to hold out against point loading from extremely heavy apparatus and vehicles.
A colourful, gloss, self-smoothing, low maintenance resin floor finish with high chemical resistance.
A decorative flaked floor coating that is finished with a tough resistant clear sealer (gloss or matte).
A seamless, decorative, hard wearing acrylic resin floor finish, developed for high traffic retail environments requiring a new floor finish under a fast turnaround.
A solvent free, heavy duty, fast cure deck coating sytem that minimises disturbance to residents.
An elegant epoxy resin terrazzo floor finish that uses a mix of white binder and a blend of light-coloured aggregates. Installed at 6 – 7 mm nominal thickness, it’s also an affordable type of...
A decorative stone carpet system containing colourful pieces of marble aggregates.
A commercial floor coating system that contains natural stone particles encapsulated in a clear resin binder to produce an attractive slip-resistant floor finish.
A HACCP International certified, antimicrobial treated polyurethane resin floor screed with improved fluidity at low temperatures.
A 5 component, rapid curing resin terrazzo floor finish that provides a durable, non porous and luxurious finish.
A hard wearing, decorative MMA resin floor finish made up of coloured stable quartz granules encapsulated in a clear acrylic resin binder.
A hard wearing MMA resin floor finish made up of natural quartz granules encapsulated in a pigmented acrylic resin binder.
A trowel-applied, wear resistant and fast cure MMA flooring system with a robust decorative quartz finish.
A sparkly and attractive seamless epoxy resin terrazzo floor finish that uses a blend of mirrored and clear glass chippings. Installed at only 6 – 7 mm nominal thickness, it’s also an affordable type...
An aesthetically pleasing and subtle seamless epoxy resin terrazzo floor finish that uses a blend of marble chippings. Installed at only 6 – 7 mm nominal thickness, it’s also an affordable type of...
A decorative and hygienic epoxy terrazzo floor finish containing granite and quartz aggregates, for excellent chemical resistance. A high-performance flooring system that is also resistant to...
A modern and stylish epoxy resin terrazzo floor finish that uses an attractive blend of marble chippings. Easy to clean and maintain, this is a high gloss floor system that lasts the lifetime of the...
A strikingly attractive epoxy resin terrazzo floor finish that uses a contemporary blend of marble chippings. It also holds its own against high levels of sustained pedestrian traffic and is...
A delightfully attractive epoxy resin terrazzo floor finish that uses a beautiful blend of marble chippings.
A great alternative to polished concrete, this attractive epoxy resin terrazzo floor finish uses a rustic blend of marble chippings. The large aggregates in this design promise to add extra visual...