LEGO-Lands a Colourful Refurbishment With Flowcrete
The iconic LEGOLAND® resort in Johor, Malaysia, has swapped building blocks for high performance resin solutions from Flowcrete in order to refurbish the floors in several key areas of the theme park.
A Merlin Entertainments brand, Malaysia’s LEGOLAND® resort is home to more than 70 rides, slides, shows and attractions designed for families. As well as being the first of its kind in Asia, it is also the largest in the world, covering the same area of more than 50 football pitches.
Having opened in 2012, the resort was estimated to receive 1.5 million visitors in its first year alone. With such a high volume of visitors, the resort needed to ensure a great experience for all, with the utmost attention to detail.
As part of a large refurbishment project, the ‘Big Shop’, a store that greets visitors as they enter the park, required a resin flooring solution that would match the client’s well-known brand.
To find the ideal solution that would not only reflect LEGO’s® identity but also stand the test of time when faced with high footfall, Flowcrete Asia was chosen as the expert flooring suppliers.
For the store’s interior, 250 m2 of the robust polyurethane coating Flowfresh MF was applied in a custom yellow colour, creating a floor area that tied into the site’s character and the store’s interior design scheme.
The seamless and durable nature of Flowfresh MF makes it ideal for large areas of retail flooring, as it can withstand prolonged periods of heavy foot traffic as well as impacts, point loading, spillages, scuffs and scrapes inherent to busy commercial spaces.
Flowcrete Asia’s solvent-based polyurethane floor sealer Flowseal UV was also used within the shop thanks to its UV resistance properties and glossy finish. This build up would make sure that the sunlight streaming in through the store’s large windows would not cause the floor’s vibrant colour to fade over time.
It was not just the store’s interior that was refurbished. Outside of the ‘Big Shop’, 1,000 m2 of the polyurethane coating system Deckshield LBD was used to refurbish a large area of external, exposed flooring which had started to crack and fail.
This system was used as it provides a seamless, hard wearing surface that incorporates an advanced moisture dissipation barrier. This built-in barrier shields the floor from rising moisture, which can easily damage unprotected surfaces.
Deckshield LBD’s textured, anti-slip finish helps make the site safer for visitors and staff, especially during periods of heavy rainfall or if slippery substances such as soft drinks or sunscreen have spilled to the floor.
Flowcrete Asia supplied Deckshield LBD in a custom dark grey colour and it was laid in a bespoke weaving path bordered by tiles. The coating was also painted with a number of colourful building block style squares, a design that is mirrored across the entire resort, and so the finish had to be able to provide an effective backdrop for these design elements.
With the freshly restored entrance to, and interior of, the ‘Big Store’ completed, LEGOLAND® resort could once again present visitors with a bright, fun and aesthetically pleasing welcome to the theme park!
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