Hofbräuhaus beer hall refurb, Munich

Munich - Germany

The Hofbräuhaus with its rich tradition has been standing at its original location at Platzl 9 in the Bavarian capital since 1607. The inn and beer hall in its present form was ceremoniously inaugurated in 1897. To this day, the Hofbräuhaus remains an attraction for tourists from all over the world, welcoming several thousand visitors on a daily basis.
Crisis brings opportunity for refurbishment The temporary forced closure of the Hofbräuhaus at the beginning of the coronavirus crisis was used by the management to have the ageing tiled floor in the kitchen of this famous gastronomic institution completely renovated. The contractor had to undertake to complete the project within less than a week, namely from 4 to 8 April 2020 – no easy task, as the existing tiling had to be removed as well as the new floor installed. While some bidders for the project had proposed completely replacing the screed and applying a costly PU concrete coating, BTH GmbH of Pittenhart (Germany) suggested upgrading the existing screed and rebuilding the floor with the MC-Floor TopSpeed flex system based on MC’s unique KineticBoost Technology®. Those responsible at Hofbräuhaus Munich and the Furch engineering office of Haag in Upper Bavaria, which was commissioned with the project planning, decided unanimously in favour of this latter refurb concept.

View of the freshly refurbished Hofbräuhaus kitchen floor
View of the freshly refurbished Hofbräuhaus kitchen floor
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Upgrade instead of rebuild

After thoroughly removing the old tiling, the damaged screed was thus repaired and levelled with MC-Floor Screed 10. This single-component, free-flowing, polymer-modified cement screed cures and hardens virtually shrinkage- and stressfree and can be overlaid after just 24 hours. The initial coating was a primer and scratch coat / blowhole filler in the form of MC-Floor TopSpeed SC, MC’s low-viscosity, fillable and fast-curing reactive resin.
Fast floor build-up with MC-Floor TopSpeed

As a crack-bridging and fast top-coating solution was required, the build-up continued with the highly flexible roller coating MC-Floor TopSpeed flex, which is also suitable for application to a slightly damp substrate. In addition to its crack-bridging capability, it also offers good resistance to dilute acids, alkalis and salt solutions. MC-Floor TopSpeed flex was first used as a crack-bridging intermediate layer and then as a bedding layer for the quartz sand applied to improve slip resistance. Finally, the surface was finished with the matt-transparent sealant MCFloor TopSpeed M.
With MC’s fast flooring system, the refurbishment of the kitchen area in Munich's Hofbräuhaus successfully met all the requirements specified by the client and planners – including implementation in the shortest of times – while also delivering an excellent cost-benefit ratio.

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