Durable flooring with minimum maintenance
The festival restaurant flooring elements from 2008, covering almost 600 m2, are still in use. They are kept in storage between festivals and have remained in good condition the past six years. Architect Juhana Heikonen confirms the flooring elements require only little maintenance.
”It is enough to wash the flooring elements with jet hose every year before assembling. UPM ProFi Deck is excellent material for floors because of its stain resistant surface.”
With over 60 000 festival visitors, all materials used in the build of the festival village have to meet very high requirements. “The festival flooring has to be really durable, it is essential when selecting materials. I was actually surprised the restaurant floor elements from 2008 are still in such a good condition,” Heikonen admits.
Partners with mutual environmental values
Flow Festival has grown every year. Vice President of UPM ProFi business area, Markku Koivisto, is happy with the expanded co-operation.
“UPM ProFi and Flow Festival are both design oriented frontrunners and share the same environmental values. It’s fantastic to see how Flow has grown from a small event into one of the biggest festivals in Finland. We are glad to be part of this festival,” Koivisto affirms.
Flow festival also pays attention to sustainable development and environmental responsibility in all its actions, as well as materials. Construction materials should be recycled, recyclable, easy to relocate and usable for several years. UPM ProFi deckings and claddings meet these requirements. Products are manufactured mainly from recycled raw materials. Every ProFi square meter includes 10 kilograms of label waste, meaning that with ProFi floor elements at Flow Festival, total of 7900 kilograms of former waste have got a new life as a high quality, long-lasting restaurant flooring.
Flow Festival is a music and arts festival in Helsinki, Finland. It was held for the 10th time in August 7-11, 2013.