For Formula 3 race team Double R Racing an essential part of any race event is their state of the art team vehicle. With events up and down the UK around Europe the pace is relentless so it is important for the team to have somewhere to meet and plan race strategies.
The space is divided between storage, canteen, driver’s room and meeting room, all this fits neatly in a purpose built 40ft trailer.
Double R Racing’s design team was tired of the traditional wooden veneers and carpeted interiors and wanted to lead the way with a more contemporary finish that would stand the test of time.
Concreate can be installed anywhere!
As a result the team chose to use Concreate® Natural Grey flooring in the meeting room and drivers area. The fibre reinforced tongue and grooved panels can be cut relatively easily and bonded with Concreate floor adhesive to any flat surface. At just under 6 kilograms the panels added very little extra weight to the trailer, which is key when so much else must be carried.
The floor is hard wearing and simple to clean and its looks amazing which is important for a multi functional space. If a concrete floor was not unexpected enough in such space, the Double R Design team also opted to clad the ceiling with Concreate’s Natural Grey Wall panels.
The panels mirror the urban grey colour of the floor with the same distinctive polished concrete surface, sealed with WOCA oil to keep the raw concrete aesthetic.
The panels are twice the size of the floor panels but at only 4 mm thick they weigh just 4 kilos and can be bonded with Concreate’s instant grab wall adhesive to just about any surface. The installation team were able to easily cut holes for the low energy LED light fitting which highlight the rest of the bespoke leather and glass interior to make a truly luxurious interior that allows you to forget you are sitting in an articulated 40 ft trailer.
As far as we know this is the first installation of its kind and Double R racing are the only race team in the world to have a concrete floored touring vehicle.
Its an amazing space and shows the versatility of the Concreate system, we think it could herald a new look for bespoke mobile interiors like, caravans, Luxury SUVs, yachts and even ocean liners.