Zabar’s, one of the most iconic grocery stores in Manhattan has faced years of challenging cleaning and maintenance processes at this location in New York City. They needed a flooring solution offering extreme durability and easy care, without shutting down the store.
GTI MAX Connect proved to be the right solution for this client, with the installation completed overnight in just a few hours. No downtime, no mess or adhesives, no VOCs, and best of all, no need for wax or other complicated maintenance procedures. In addition, GTI MAX provides excellent traction to protect against costly slip-and-fall accidents.
None of this would have been possible without the tremendous support of RD Weis. Their local representative, Mark Arbogast made this project possible and Gerflor is proud to partner with a successful company such as RD Weis. Thank you to Mark/RD Weis for your commitment to Gerflor!
Unique Installation Challenge Strategy
installing over multiple layers of VCT - Gerflor technical signed off on the installation. Had to install off hours, at night between 7:30 PM and 7:00AM. Needed the flooring to capture and compliment the old works charm and brand of Zabars iconic location.
Zabars is an iconic old-world Jewish Grocery on the Upper West side of Manhattan. Founded in the 1920’s as a fish counter, it is still family owned and run and it now after a number of expansions comprises 5 buildings; with a footprint that is almost a city block long. After putting layers upon layers of VCT for more than 40 years Zabars needed a refresh on the floor in their 15,000-sf grocery. Of course, they came to RD Weis the solutionist!
The challenge was to work around freezers and fish, deli, and bakery counters that could not move; and to do all the work at night so they continue to serve their customers during the day. Clearly GTI by Gerflor was the answer. Working from the closing of the store at 7:00PM to the opening of the store at 7:00AM our crew was able to complete the install in 7 working days. A new look and a face lift for one of New York’s historic landmarks.