Thursday, 12 January 2017

Mock-ups are Proven!


Home to The University of Texas Men's and Women's basketball team, the Frank Erwin Centre also hosts numerous professional entertainers including musicians, the circus, professional wrestling and monster truck exhibitions. 

The 604m2 cavernous ramp tunnel walkway sits within the Erwin Centre, spans from the large dock area to the main floor, and is the only gateway to the main floor space within the hall. The volume of traffic that the pathway takes on is extreme and furthermore, the area has forklift trucks running up and down the ramp, putting the floor through regular abrasion and impact. 

In 2015, Austin-based company, Intertech Flooring, were asked to install a resinous coating that could be used on the ramp area - unfortunately the coating did not perform as required. 

In 2016 Intertech Flooring then discovered LATICRETE SPARTACOTE. They selected a black SPARTACOTE Guard solid colour concrete coating system with SPARTACOTE Diamond Topp Traction Additive for the concrete floor. Initially a mock-up was applied on the tunnel which was left for a couple of weeks to endure the usual heavy traffic loads, spills and abrasives. After passing rigorous testing the whole space was coated using the SPARTACOTE system in October 2016. Click here to read the full Project Spotlight. 

For more information on LATICRETE SPARTACOTE Flooring systems click here. 

Contact us to discuss your next flooring project or to arrange a mock-up - Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

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