Deckshield from Flowcrete Group was installed on the flooring of a new parking facility developed by property developer MRCB (Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad) in a new office building within the KL Sentral business district of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The corporate client’s brief specified a new parking facility with flooring that would stand the test of time, meeting the performance criteria that the client’s former car park did not have at the previous location where they faced problems with extensive cracking, spalling and de-lamination. In order to prevent this moving forward, MRCB sought flooring materials based on a list of key performance features set out by the end client.
In addition to withstanding the sustained traffic and footfall, providing a safe anti-slip surface underfoot, it would also need to be watertight and protect the concrete structure by resisting extreme weather conditions as well as corrosive oils and acids.
After a careful selection process, Flowcrete Group was chosen – based on its expertise in superior specialist flooring solutions - to install over 20,000m² of Deckshield, its colourful car park decking and line marking system.
The internal decks of the seven-storey car park were coated with Deckshield ID, Flowcrete’s Singapore Green Label certified flexible polyurethane decking system. The low VOC Deckshield ID coating delivers excellent abrasion resistance to withstand heavy vehicular traffic as well as superior anti-slip properties to ensure the safety of visitors.
Deckshield benefits also include the ability of the floor coating system to maintain the structural integrity and aesthetic appeal of the car park by preventing cracks appearing over time, protecting the structure against water ingress as well as petrol, oil, battery acid and other chemicals associated with motor vehicles, and offering a bright, light-reflective finish with a vibrant colour palette.
Additionally, 3,635m of Deckshield UV Linemarker, Flowcrete’s demarcation system was applied to spaces and directional markings throughout the facility’s seven storeys to improve safety.
MRCB praised Flowcrete Group on their ability to deliver a high quality finish ahead of schedule with the project setting a benchmark for car park flooring installations in the surrounding area.