Who we are
Anchored in Switzerland and internationally active, WALO is managed as a family business in the 4th and 5th generation. For over 100 years, WALO has focused on the combination of consistency and innovation.
What we do
WALO is active as an innovative total solutions company in all markets of the construction industry. The family-owned company has established itself as a reliable partner in the construction industry and infrastructure projects in Switzerland and worldwide with its decades of experience and the permanent development of sustainable as well as economical solutions.
We have successfully implemented many challenging projects. Therefore, we proudly let our references speak for our work.
Whether residential, industrial, healthcare, outdoor or for sports and leisure facilities - seamless floor coverings have to meet a wide variety of requirements on a permanent basis.
Good buildings and thus satisfied customers require precise construction work. All our employees, from unskilled workers to engineers, play a key role in ensuring that we achieve this goal time and time again.
With our locations in three countries, we are successfully active for you worldwide.
The AIR restaurant at Zurich Airport bridges the gap between contemporary interior design and emotional airport history in its design.
Experience gastronomy with the WALO rubber granulate floor HALTOPEX®.
At the end of 2017, the restaurant at the spectator terrace of Kloten Airport was restored and the new restaurant "AIR" was created. Initially, it was planned to equip the floor with a terrazzo floor. However, due to the nature of the subsoil, this was not possible. WALO was able to convince the client and the architect of the flexibility and versatility of the HALTOPEX® rubber granulate flooring.
Nevertheless, the surface of the subfloor posed special but solvable difficulties. Since different and very uneven substrates were encountered, the surface had to be completely pretreated and leveled because of the numerous and complicated inserts. Cement and epoxy mortar were used to create the leveling layers.
The walkways were visually separated from the various seating and food areas as multi-colored taxiways, thus visualizing the flight guidance lines of a taxiway. The incorporation of the approx. 600m of walkways and the prefabricated lettering in the floor required a great deal of tact and technical know-how.
A total of over 900 m2 of HALTOPEX® rubber granulate flooring in four different colors was installed. The multi-colored floor placed high demands on our floor layers, which can be seen in the special attention to detail. A particular difficulty was encountered during numerous sanding operations, where care had to be taken to ensure that the sanding dust from the light and dark floors did not mix or leave any residue. The cooperation with the various trades and the long transport routes on the airport site also presented a logistical challenge. All in all, a masterpiece made by WALO.
The AIR design bridges the gap between contemporary interior design and emotional airport history. It includes a bar, a restaurant, a bakery and the terrace. The aviation feeling in the overall composition between walls, floors and ceiling creates wanderlust and is definitely worth a visit.
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