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Flowcrete’s Mondeco  Terrazzo ... aesthetic.

Flowcrete’s Mondeco Terrazzo ... aesthetic.

Flowcrete supplies flooring for Sofitel spa

August 2014

FLOWCRETE Middle East supplied its flooring system for the new Sofitel Dubai Downtown, which opened its doors in Dubai in May.

The flooring solutions specialist’s Mondéco Terrazzo has been installed within the corridors and reception area of the hotel’s spa, where 700 sq m of Mondéco Earth, featuring mother-of-pearl aggregates, was applied in a custom-made off-white colour to design specifications.

Flowcrete Middle East worked closely with Flowcrete Asia for seven weeks to create the bespoke colour and finish requested by Accor, the chain that manages the new Sofitel.

The five-star French accommodation in Downtown Dubai is Accor’s third Sofitel hotel in the city to date.

The premium decorative flooring solution Mondéco is available in a virtually unlimited resin colour palette, with the scope to include a wide range of different aggregate materials. The Sofitel hotel utilised this design flexibility to create an eye-catching aesthetic throughout the spa’s corridors and reception area.

Mondéco Terrazzo, one of Flowcrete Middle East’s premium products, features a combination of decorative aggregates which are mixed in a pigmented epoxy resin.

This is then applied to the substrate, left to cure and then ground with a diamond grinder to reveal a smooth and decorative finished surface.

The non-porosity of the seamless terrazzo flooring not only has an outstanding record for durability and performance but also consists of up to 55 per cent recycled content, making it an extremely sustainable product, said Vik Vithlani, sales director for Flowcrete Middle East.

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