In 2008, the Ashford Formula was applied to approximately 65,000 sqf (6,000 sqm) of concrete surfaces at the new oceanographic museum, the Ozeaneum in Straslund, Germany.
Architects for the museum specifically requested a non-shiny floor surface, ensuring that the focus remained on the exhibits and not the sheen of the floor. As a result, the Ashford Formula was applied on an over-layment, which had a rougher finish, and therefore produced a lesser sheen. While Ashford Formula floors are widely known for their beautiful sheen, this floor was prepared according to the specific requests and expectations of the planners, and met the expectations of both the users and architect.
As a result of the Ashford Formula’s performance, Norsa GmbH (int’l distributor of the Ashford Formula in Germany) was recently asked in 2010 to apply the Ashford Formula to another area of the museum called “Giants for the Ocean.” Initial specifications for this particular area only called for a dry shake hardener.
On May 22, 2010, the Ozeaneum was selected as the “European Museum of the Year.”