The Pike Place Market is a high traffic retail destination consisting of stores, restaurants, and cafes. The floors are subject to significant wear and tear as about 10 million people visit the market every year the market. In addition, they are subjected to significant temperature swings given the open nature of the market.
Because of the largely uncontrolled environmental conditions, Pike Place need a floor material and finish coating that was inherently stable and highly resistant to the heavy foot traffic it would be subjected to on a daily basis.
To achieve the most stable flooring material, we utilized end grain flooring block which are known for their superior stability and durability and further we finished the floor with a penetrating oil finish that required minimal maintenance for the end user.
The end result is that the floors are stable and are enduring both the high levels of traffic and the extreme environmental swings.