DK Engineering

DK Engineering Workshop Flooring

DK Engineering specialise in all aspects of Ferrari. Their services range from vehicle sales, turn-key restoration, routine service work on contemporary models and assistance in competitions (providing support crews for clients at a club and international event level). This small family family business was founded in 1977 and has now evolved to employ 15 mechanics with juniors trained in house.

The DK Engineering workshop offers the highest standard of any independent Ferrari Specialist in the UK with more than 18,000sq ft and 12 dedicated service ramps, a dedicated restoration shop, two state-of-the-art wheel alignment facilities and all the very latest software and diagnostics for modern cars.

The Challenge

DK Engineering’s phenomenal success led to the requirement for additional car storage space. A mezzanine floor was installed to create this space and a suitable floor covering was required. The floor covering needed to look great all year round and to withstand constant vehicle traffic. DK also wanted the floor to embody their reputation for quality and attention to detail, whilst remaining functional for years to come so it needed to be low maintenance and easy to clean.

Location: Amersham, UK
Space: 900 m2

What we needed to consider:

  1. To cope with the constant movement of high-end motor and racing cars the floor needed to be exceptionally robust, durable and easy to maintain.
  2. Due to the delicate nature of the vehicles it was essential that the floor covering reduced dust generated by the substrate.
  3. DK Engineering’s storage space doubles up as a showroom, so the floor covering had to be smart and easy to clean.

The Solution

We supplied and fitted the area with our Ecotile 7mm thick tile in dark grey. Ecotile provided DK Engineering with a durable and long lasting floor covering that was installed with minimal disruption over a mezzanine floor.

Our installation team completed the job in a just under a week. To improve the appearance and provide an additional layer of durability, Ecotile recommended that the floor should be coated with Dr Schutz anti-colour sealer Dr Schutz anti-colour PU sealer

DK Engineering Logo Tile

To finish the area, we had DK Engineering’s logo cut into the floor tiles (over six tiles) using a water laser jet cutting technology. The bright red logo matches the DK brand colours and really helps to  pull the space together.

“Our interlocking floor tiles are frequently chosen for expansion and re-fit flooring projects within the commercial garage and workshop sector as they offer some vital benefits in this demanding environment.

Working closely with DK, we identified the Ecotile 7mm tile as the most appropriate solution to their flooring challenges. Like all our tiles the E500/7 is loose laid making it uniquely suited to installation on mezzanine floors. The dust that was being generated by the mezzanine is now completely eradicated and the floor provides the ideal aesthetic and practical surface for this environment. Dk’s highly discerning customers will be impressed by the appearance but it is warm and comfortable for employees to work on.

Our products are injection moulded using compound that demonstrates excellent wear characteristics, chemical resistance and stable electrical properties; easy to clean, durable and hard-wearing, the tiles are very low maintenance.”

James Gedye, CEO & Founder, Ecotile