LAYING GROUNDWORK: Zach and Dave Broadhouse show off the new station floor with for use by Warwick’s firefighters.
LAYING GROUNDWORK: Zach and Dave Broadhouse show off the new station floor with for use by Warwick’s firefighters. Kirstin Payne

New-look digs floors our firies

THE Warwick fire station has had a well-deserved facelift with the help of new Warwick franchise, NuLook Floors.

The floor of the fire station has just been coated with a high-grade epoxy finish and senior firefighter Michael Coombes said he was pleased with the job.

"We have tried and tested it to see how easy it is to clean and it's brilliant.

"(Dirt) all just washes off," he said.

The old station floor was cracked, stained and water-logged.

"The squeegee couldn't take it any longer," he said with a chuckle.

The shop's new franchisee, local man Zach Broadhouse, was also extremely happy with the job.

Mr Broadhouse is following in the footsteps of his father Dave, who also owns a similar flooring franchise in the Kingscliff, Byron Bay and Northern New South Wales region.

Despite the obvious similarities between the father and son, the School of Total Education Graduate said he didn't consider himself a chip off the old block.

"I know we work the same, but we are completely different people. Our only similarity is we have breathed the same air," he said.

Having worked previously in the concreting business, Mr Broadhouse then saw an opportunity for long-term flooring alternatives in the Warwick area.

"All the other floors don't stand up to it," he said. "We do the big and the small."

As an outdoors lover Mr Broadhouse has noted the advantages in his new indoor profession. His work is now unaffected by the weather.

His flooring product came in a variety of colours and was recommended for workspaces prone to spills including laundries and sheds, he said.

The seamless surface was designed to be impervious to spills and other materials. "The floors tend to increase the value of your house," said Mr Broadhouse, describing his business as "local reliable quality".

He said the who process generally took three working days depending on the size of the job.

Mr Broadhouse said there was a seven-year guarantee on the flooring material, but he was confident it would last at least 20 years.

Mr Broadhouse said he looked forward to meeting local business owners planning to hold promotional events in the future.



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