All That Glitters Is Not Gold
05 Dec 2014
- Resin flooring can be used to great effect in commercial areas.
- Flowcrete’s resin finishes offer sustainability advantages.
- Stylish formulations are ideal for customer facing environments.
Decorative floors deliver a transformational effect underfoot - and designer finishes from Flowcrete pave the way in terms of style, sustainability and substance.
Surfaces are available in a rainbow of colours, from bright bold shades through to pastel hues.
And with design features including the ability to add shimmering metallic and quartz finishes, as well as coloured glass, into the mix, the options to create a statement look are almost unlimited.
Such stylish formulations are the ideal choice for high impact, customer facing environments, creating the wow factor in areas including shopping malls and airports.
Ian Jones, Flowcrete’s Marketing Manager, said: “Resin flooring can be used to great effect in commercial areas, providing a dynamic, individualistic and experimental medium for specifiers, including architects and designers.
“Blending fashionable colours, sparkle, texture and special effects into the mix makes the floors so much more than something to just walk over.”
One of the most popular choices for decorative flooring is Flowcrete’s high end seamless terrazzo, the designer label system, Mondéco.
This flooring provides the ultimate in luxury and durability, with a wide variety of colourful and decorative aggregates to choose from. These are incorporated into the resin mix and then diamond ground, to deliver a smooth terrazzo floor finish.
As well as performing well in the style stakes, all Flowcrete’s decorative resin finishes offer a variety of sustainability advantages.
Flowcrete systems are manufactured with very low percentage emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Products can also be supplied in bulk materials using intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) or recyclable drum containers, spelling an end to delivery to site in smaller tins.
And in some flooring finishes, recycled products from industry waste streams in the manufacturing process.
This includes the reuse of materials including pulverised fuel ash, ground granulated blast furnace slag and recycled glass and mirrors. This not only helps with the manufacturing process; the use of recycled glass and mirrors in floors such as the seamless terrazzo Mondéco can reduce the need for artificial strip and spotlighting, by creating inbuilt light reflective properties
Resin floors also represent a durable and low maintenance choice – which in turn enhances green credentials. They can stay in-situ when other shorter life-cycle floors have to be re-installed due to wear and tear – avoiding the uplift, removal and disposal of the worn-out floor finish, the manufacturing procedure of new flooring and more preparation to repeat the installation.
Then, at the end of their lifecycle, resin floors can be removed as non-hazardous waste or simply floored over.
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Notes to Editors
Flowcrete UK has its headquarters in Sandbach, Cheshire and is part of Flowcrete Europe & Middle East, one of the four divisions that make up Flowcrete Group Ltd.
Flowcrete Group Ltd. is a world leader in the manufacture of seamless industrial and commercial resin floor, wall and coving solutions as well as other specialist coating technologies. Flowcrete Group Ltd. is a subsidiary of RPM International Inc. and has international manufacturing facilities in Europe and Africa as well as Central and South East Asia.
Flowcrete supplies world-class seamless flooring solutions to transform environments across the globe including; decorative seamless resins, waterproof car park deck coating systems, seamless resin terrazzo, durable antimicrobial flooring, corrosion protection, self levelling underlayments, underfloor heating and now underfloor acoustic insulation.
Flowcrete's ambitious and dedicated team, led by President Craig Brookes, is inspired by excellence in people, products and service as well as continual innovation and sustainable growth. Flowcrete continues to use its global expertise to introduce environmentally friendly, hygienic and aesthetically attractive floors to create a better and more sustainable world.