In 2009, the Ashford Formula was applied to approximately 20,000 square feet (2,000 square meters) of concrete surfaces at the new OTIS offices in Istanbul Turkey by ERA – distributor of the Ashford Formula in Turkey.
Otis is the world’s largest manufacturer and maintainer of people moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. Founded more than 160 years ago by the inventor of the safety elevator, Otis offers products and services through its companies in more than 200 countries and territories and maintains more than 1.8 million elevators and escalators worldwide. Otis is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.
The architects for the new OTIS offices specifically requested a natural concrete floor surface in their offices that were non-dusting, non-wearing and easily cleaned. They also wanted the floor to be an industrial looking floor since they manufacture elevators and escalators for all types of industrial businesses and facilities. After a dark gray dry shake surface hardener, the Ashford Formula was applied and the results of the project have been excellent.
Project by ERA | Emir Demirsoy