Giltrap Group

Giltrap Group Ramps Up the Flooring at New HQ

The premium car dealership Giltrap Group installed a range of high performance floors from Flowcrete to safeguard the luxury vehicles in its new headquarters.

The $40m facility in Auckland was designed by Architects Warren and Mahoney to showcase several exotic car brands, including Lamborghini, Aston Martin and Bentley. It was imperative that the chosen flooring materials reflected Giltrap Group’s high-end image and supported the needs of the specialist vehicles housed onsite.

The multipurpose nature of the nine-level building, which includes showrooms, offices, workshops and wash bays, meant that there was a variety of flooring challenges to overcome. Flowcrete’s industrial floor solutions provided the Giltrap Group with fit-for-purpose and aesthetically pleasing flooring solutions to enhance each environment.

In particular, the underground service department has a unique concurve-convex “wave” style ramp to ensure that the supercars can move around without being damaged. The curved ramp was coated with the seamless resin flooring system Flowcoat UV thanks to its ability to create a hardwearing finish that would follow the curvature of the ramp and which would withstand the movement and weight of the vehicles.

1,300 m2 of both the self-levelling epoxy floor coating Flowshield SL and the polyurethane sealer Deckshield UV was applied in the car workshop area. This specification provided a robust, easy to clean finish that would maintain a functional, unblemished surface despite the oils, impacts, point loading and scrapes inherent to car maintenance activity.

A further 280 m2 of the flexible, waterproof polyurethane deck coating system Deckshield ED was applied in the car wash bay. The floor here needs to survive exposure to large quantities of hot, soapy water while also being slip resistant in order to avoid accidents in a wet and slippery working area. This combination of requirements made Deckshield ED the perfect solution.

Giltrap Group chose sleek, bespoke grey colours for the flooring to complement the site's contemporary interior design scheme and elite brand identity.

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