Flowcrete announces a new range of high performance resin flooring solutions for aquatic, leisure and recreation facilities. The Flowsports Aquatic collection is formulated to provide decorative, safe and reliable floors for areas such as internal and external pool concourses, walkways, amenities, change rooms and grandstand seating zones.
Flowsports Aquatic consists of five new floor finishes, providing a wide choice of options for the different areas within a leisure facility. These finishes meet the specific flooring criteria within swimming pool environments, such as waterproofing, withstanding exposure to large quantities of water, minimising slips and trips, preventing unhygienic conditions, and facilitating a fun, active, safe and healthy space.
Observing that aquatic centres face a number of flooring challenges, Flowcrete Australia’s Managing Director, Sean Tinsley explains that the Flowsports Aquatic range will help developers, designers and managers of leisure facilities identify all the floors they need to fully optimise the swimming pool environment for the task at hand.
A decorative epoxy system that uses coloured quartz granules to create an attractive, durable and non-slip surface underfoot, Flowsports SRQ is ideal for internal applications including pool surrounds, walkways, change rooms and amenities.
Flowsports SRQ PU
The hybrid resin-based solution Flowsports SRQ PU is recommended for spaces that need the properties of Flowsports SRQ as well as additional moisture tolerance.
Flowsports SRQ Rapide
When time is short, Flowsports SRQ Rapide is the system to go for, as its methyl methacrylate (MMA) enhanced formulation means that it can be installed in a fraction of the time needed by alternative materials.
Flowsports ID and Flowsports ED
Flowsports ID for interior spaces and Flowsports ED for exterior areas are two low VOC, flexible, textured polyurethane based systems, available in a variety of solid colour finishes and providing enhanced protection against impacts, UV rays and chemicals.
The aesthetic, practical and application benefits of Flowsports SRQ Rapide made it the perfect choice for Sydney’s Blacktown Aquatic Centre during a refurbishment project. The tiled floor in the change rooms, showers and toilet facilities had begun to show signs of wear and tear and needed to be brought back up to the elite swimming facility’s high standards.
Flowsports SRQ Rapide was installed on an area measuring 350 square metres in a Blue Granite Blend to revitalise the floor. The fast curing nature of Flowsports SRQ Rapide combined with the fact that it could be applied on top of the existing tiles meant that the new floor was completed in only seven days.
Flowsports ED is a popular floor finish for aquatic centres that need a robust, reliable and safe surface able to withstand busy days and intensive use for an extended period of time. Both the Fairholme College Aquatic Centre in Toowooba, Queensland, and the Footscray Park Campus Aquatic & Fitness Centre in Victoria utilised Flowsports ED to create fit-for-purpose pool surrounds in contemporary shades of light grey.
These projects underlined the ease with which the Flowsports Aquatic range can incorporate drainage and be laid to falls to ensure that water splashing out of the pool quickly drains away. This is an important health and safety factor, as it prevents water ponding, slip hazards and bacterial growth.
Flowcrete Australia’s aquatic flooring solutions are seamless, impervious and chemical resistant, enabling easy cleaning and standing up to the chemicals used to sanitise swimming pools.