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Emerson Brewery

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Emerson Brewery


CoralTread accentuates the rustic charm of Emersons Resto-Brewery.

Dunedin’s Emersons Brewery has been a labour of love since Robert Emerson first started brewing beer in his mother’s kitchen 30 years ago. But the opening of its new $25m “Resto-Brewery” in August this year takes the brand to new heights.

Not only have they more than trebled production capacity, they’ve created a new attraction for the city of Dunedin, located a short hop (if you’ll pardon the pun) from Forsyth Barr Stadium.

This 225-seat restaurant allows visitors to peruse the brewing process as they drink in the rustic charm of this neo-classical design, sipping on craft beers with local roots such as “Taieri George” (a tribute to his father who helped build the railway through the Taieri Gorge) and JP’s (a tribute to an Otago University icon).

Integrating an atmosphere of old-world charm with a sterile microbrewery meant paying attention to detail – especially when it comes to keeping a clean and particle-free environment. And playing a big part in this was our CoralTread entrance matting system, which eliminates up to 86% of the dust and dirt that might otherwise be trampled in to the facility.

CoralTread is our best-selling system for good reason. It is attractive, effective, and easy to install and maintain. But while many of our clients blend the entrance matting systems into their design, Emersons opted for black anodized aluminium with black polyamide infills, which drew design cues from the black anodized aluminium joinery, and contrasted perfectly with the white alabaster and marble walls and floors.

Whether you’re trying to blend your entrance matting in, or make it pop, modern anodizing and powder-coating technologies mean CoralTread can be finished in almost any colour scheme you choose without compromising its durability and effectiveness. Emersons is an excellent example of how this works.

CoralTread is manufactured and installed by Advance Flooring Systems, NZ’s leading supplier of innovative commercial flooring and entrance matting systems, servicing Australia and the Pacific. For more information please contact us. Tel: 0508 238 262. Or visit us online at