Galaxy Macau’s Full Deckshield Floor
21 Jan 2016
Phase 2 of the mega casino Galaxy Macau’s development plan included the creation of a high performance car parking facility that would ensure visitors to the resort would drive into a clean, quiet and visually appealing environment.
The HK16 billion construction project would see Macau’s new venue expand by 450,000m2, with 3,600 hotel rooms and 500 more tables in the casino. This growth would see Galaxy Macau significantly increase both its footprint and customer volume.
To accommodate this expansion, a multi-storey car park was required that would reflect the site’s high standards of customer satisfaction, aesthetics and functionality. The resort knew that this was essential in order to provide a high quality visitor experience and to avoid delays, traffic congestion and failures from over-capacity and over-use.
Thanks to the success of Flowcrete Hong Kong’s work supplying floors for Phase 1 of the Galaxy Macau project, the casino’s operators once again turned to the resin-flooring specialists to provide a high-performance, reliable and long lasting surface for its upgraded car parking structure.
Over 50,000m2 of high performance flooring materials was required to create the desired finish. The main floor area was coated over a nine-month period using 20,000m2 of the flexible, polyurethane deck coating system Deckshield ID as well as 14,500m2 of Deckshield LBD, which has been designed to act as a barrier to protect against moisture rising from the substrate.
Deckshield ID has been specifically formulated to optimise the floor area within large, multi-storey car parks. To achieve this it is exceptionally robust, which means that it can withstand heavy vehicles constantly moving in tight circles. The chemically resistant nature of Deckshield ID also avoids the inevitable exposure to automotive fuels and oils from deteriorating the finish. To ensure that the car park is a quiet and calm environment, the texture of Deckshield ID has been designed to reduce unpleasant tyre squeals.
Galaxy Macau chose a sleek, modern grey colour for the floor finish, which not only created a contemporary aesthetic but it would also provide an effective backdrop for the bright yellow signage and demarcation.
Underneath the finish, 10,000m2 of both Isocrete K-Screed and the damp proof membrane system Isocrete M-Bond Extra was applied to ensure that the floor build up was robust and that the finish would be protected from moisture rising out of the substrate.
During Phase 1 of Galaxy Macau’s construction, which was completed in 2010, Flowcrete Hong Kong supplied 15,000m2 of Deckshield in the initial car park and 18,000m2 of Isocrete K-Screed in the casino’s basement floor.
General Manager of Flowcrete Asia, Francis Tang, said: “It is imperative that the building materials specified for a location such as Galaxy Macau live up to the high standards of the venue.
“For our work during both phases one and two of the casino’s development, this meant providing the required functionality to support the operations of such a large, complex site while also ensuring that the environment constantly conveys a clean, visually appealing image.
“The expertise and experience at Flowcrete Hong Kong combined with our high quality flooring materials meant that we were ideally positioned to meet Galaxy Macau’s needs. We are committed to working closely with the resort as it develops and grows over the coming years.”
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Flowcrete Asia Pacific has its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur and is one of the four divisions that make up Flowcrete Group Ltd. Flowcrete Asia Pacific includes Flowcrete Hong Kong, Flowcrete Vietnam, Flowcrete Indonesia, Flowcrete Singapore and Flowcrete Thailand.
Flowcrete Group Ltd. is a world leader in the manufacture of seamless industrial and commercial resin floor, wall and coving solutions as well as other specialist coating technologies. Flowcrete Group Ltd. is a subsidiary of RPM International Inc. and has international manufacturing facilities in Europe and Africa as well as Central and South East Asia.
Flowcrete supplies world-class seamless flooring solutions to transform environments across the globe including; decorative seamless resins, waterproof car park deck coating systems, seamless resin terrazzo, durable antimicrobial flooring, fast curing systems, corrosion protection and self-levelling underlayments.
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