Flowcrete SA donates a floor finish to The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI).
The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) team from Station 20 on Shelly Beach recently thanked several local businesses, including Flowcrete South Africa, for a variety of donations that helped to revitalise its lifesaving facility.
Flowcrete South Africa came together with applicators Seal Con Systems at the NSRI site in KwaZulu-Natal to create a new floor finish that would support the station’s challenging operational activity. The company provided 135m² of its robust, decorative and fast-curing Flowfast Quartz Scatter system for the refurbishment of the boats’ internal storage area.
Flowfast Quartz Scatter was specified for the NSRI facility due to its methyl methacrylate (MMA) enhanced formulation, which allows for the rapid creation of a hardwearing, long-lasting floor finish.
“A level, anti-slip surface is crucial in an environment such as an NSRI station, where volunteers are hastening to carry out crucial, lifesaving work,” says Craig Blitenthall, the Managing Director of Flowcrete South Africa.
The MMA ingredient in Flowfast floors means that they can fully cure in as little as two hours. This was a significant benefit for the NSRI, as it meant that the sea rescue facility’s vital work wouldn’t be significantly disrupted by the floor’s refurbishment and could recommence as quickly as possible.
Once applied, the floor would have to withstand a long list of challenging conditions on a daily basis, as the nature of the site meant that the finish would be exposed to substantial quantities of water, high levels of UV light, frequent foot traffic, heavy equipment and marine conditions.
The durable nature of Flowfast Quartz Scatter means that it will provide a reliable platform for the NSRI’s daily workload for an extended period of time and its slip-resistant profile will help to keep the brave volunteers safe.