DecoWood posts, battens and cladding are a feature of The Foodary, a new petrol station concept by Caltex. The new stores replace fluorescent lighting and junk food with beautiful and comfortable spaces that feel more like a trendy inner-city café than anything else.
Overhauling the concept of the petrol station entirely, The Foodary offers barista coffee, fresh food, parcel pick up and even a laundry service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are currently four pilot stores in three states: Concord (NSW), Padstow (NSW), South Yarra (VIC) and Jandakot (WA), all featuring DecoWood in the Amercan Oak finish.
The Foodary designers chose DecoWood because it complemented the look and feel they had envisioned. The timber look features heavily throughout the stores, creating a softer, warmer look, although DecoWood was preferred over timber due to its durability and low maintenance requirements.
Two pilot stores are located on some of Australia’s busiest thoroughfares – Parramatta Road in Sydney and Punt Road in Melbourne. While timber would have been vulnerable to discolouration from exhaust fumes, brake dust and sun exposure, DecoWood remains as new for many years without the need for painting or staining.
DecoWood is a Super Durable powder coating on aluminium that uses photo imaging technology to create the wood effect. It is 50% more durable than standard powder coating, and comes in 20+ colours and textures.
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