The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Trust has chosen a rich orange floor the colour of the Indian flag to create a vibrant finish in its new centre that would reflect the ethos of the site.
Located at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Park, the centre has been designed to convey the teachings of Gandhi and to serve as a tourist attraction as well as a vital space for the inner city Durban area, providing commemorative, educational, historical and heritage benefits.
The appearance and atmosphere of the space was carefully considered to ensure that it would reflect the building’s principles while also being able to withstand the inevitable scratches, scuffs, bumps and stains that the interiors would be exposed to.
150m2 of Peran SL Fruity in Tangerine was used to create a floor with the required image that would simultaneously provide a reliable and long lasting surface. The glossy, self-smoothing epoxy resin floor finish was applied in main rooms and corridors as well as the kitchen area and toilet facilities.
To reduce long-term maintenance and operational cost the centre has been designed as a minimum maintenance structure. The seamless and easy to clean nature of Peran SL was therefore ideal, as it can be quickly and simply washed to keep the floor area looking fresh and unblemished.
Peran SL’s durability means that the centre’s operators could rest assured that the floor would retain its aesthetics and functionality for an extended period of time, avoiding the need for frequent repairs or an early refurbishment.
Flowcrete Africa was honoured to work with the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Trust on this project, as the new facility will not only commemorate a significant part of the city’s history, but it will also help the local community in a number of important ways.