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Dubai developments reach new heights with Flowcrete flooring

United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, October 03 - 2007 @ 09:12

The high-rise, high profile development, along the rapidly changing skyline of the famous Sheikh Zayed Road, features two towers comprising a combined office and hotel mix, complete with connecting dining-cum-retail courtyard and multi-storey car park.

Flowcrete’s K-Screed flooring – used for almost 40 years on major projects around the world – has created a strong platform for the final floor finishes. Andrew Gwyther, Commercial Director of Flowcrete Middle East, says “K-Screed’s sheer strength gets construction projects off the ground, while its speed of installation and versatility enables it to fit in with even the most demanding building schedules.”

More than 10,000 square metres of the high strength screed have been installed in the ballroom, entrance lobby and VIP area of the glass-clad building.

The reduced water content of the system provides added strength and durability, eliminating the cracking, curling and debonding that often occurs with sand/cement screeds. Curing times of as little as 2-4 hours as opposed to 7 days for sand/cement and quicker drying times (24 hours per 10mm thickness compared to up 75 days for sand/cement) are further key advantages on both new-build and refurbishment projects.

At the Capital Towers’ multi-storey car park zone, some 28,000 square metres of elastomeric Deckshield system have been installed, providing a high quality, seamless finish with superior hard-wearing and abrasion resistant properties.

“Both systems have been specified here for a number of years now and this is the latest in a number of high profile projects to utilize them.”

Other Deckshield projects in town include a major installation at Terminal 3 Dubai International Airport and the BurJuman Centre. For K-Screed, 500,000 square metres of the system have been installed in the city, at Festival City Development, the BurJuman Centre and at Dubai International Airport.

“One of the most common causes of floor failure is the underlying screed. By installing a high strength proprietary screed, architects and specifiers can help facility owners prolong the life of the floor and save on costly and inconvenient refurbishment projects,” adds Gwyther.

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