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One of Flexcrete's concrete floor coatings Cemprotec E-Floor was chosen to protect concrete car park floors at Bronda Corner in Finland.

The exceptional durability of Cemprotec E-Floor, our waterborne, cementitious flooring system, makes it ideal for the protection of concrete car park floors and it has been used extensively throughout Finland thanks to our Finnish Distributor PiiMat Oy.

In one of our latest projects, Cemprotec E-Floor has been used to protect the 600m² underground parking hall floor at Bronda Corner, a mixed use building situated in the heart of downtown Helsinki. With origins dating back to 1840, Bronda Corner was demolished in the 1970’s to make way for a new building designed by architect Keijo Petäjä. Built in 1975, a complete renovation of the building was required in 2014, with only the original façade being maintained.

The new renovation was project managed by Trium Architects Ltd. The objective was to refurbish the structure to a very high standard from top to bottom to help encourage tenants to take space in the newly refurbished building. Part of the refurbishment included coating the parking hall floor with a proven wear resistant product that met the client’s fire classification requirements as specific Euroclass fire codes are rigorously applied in Finland.

Cemprotec E-Floor was specified for this project due to its exceptional wear characteristics and its Euroclass fire rating to the optimum level of A2FL-s1. Cemprotec E-Floor provides total waterproof protection with excellent resistance to damage from deposits of de-icing salts, chloride ion penetration, aggressive chemicals, impact and abrasion from studded tyres. In Finland, it is mandatory that vehicles must be fitted with winter tyres, normally studded tyres on all wheels from December until the end of the following February to cope with the harsh conditions.

The water-based composition of Cemprotec E-Floor was a critical consideration for this application, as it releases no hazardous solvents or strong odour, ensuring absolutely no disruption to normal routines. A slip resistant finish was achieved by casting aggregate into the steel grey Cemprotec E-Floor coating and parking bays were colour coded in white to achieve a highly attractive finish. The product was applied by SPT-Painting Oy.

The refurbishment work was extremely successful, and Hannes Snellman, a leading Nordic law firm, has since moved into the building and is the primary tenant. Bronda, a brasserie restaurant headed up by Helsinki’s culinary super duo Tomi Björk and Matti Wikberg, has also occupied the building since March 2014.