Manchester-based architecture practice, Sheppard Robson, wanted to specify the flooring for a high-end office development in Leeds. It was important for their client that the floor’s appearance and feel would add to the entrance’s sophisticated interior design. Responsible waste management was also a priority.
We specified our Mondeco Rapide seamless terrazzo in a contemporary and stunning light shade of grey, using recycled materials as aggregates in keeping with the project’s green credentials and design-led environment.
Our seamless terrazzo range is engineered for a faster installation and - once in-situ - to effortlessly stand the test of time.
A five component, rapid curing resin terrazzo floor system, it provides a durable, non-porous luxurious finish, with extensive flexible design properties and UV light resistance.
The floor's longevity is another key sustainability factor, with Mondeco Rapide’s exceptional durability and heat conductivity cutting out potential emissions and resources that would be needed for a replacement floor in years to come.
Our Specification Sales Manager for Construction Products Group (CPG) UK, Emma Phillips, who specified the project and looks after the North region said: “Flowcrete Mondeco Rapide’s technology really does bring seamless terrazzo to the next level.
“Mondeco is very popular with architects and interior designers due to its beauty and versatility, we can tailor the product to create a contemporary or traditional aesthetic by changing the colours and aggregates.
“Because of its flexible design properties, durability, and UV light resistance, it is the ideal choice to deliver style and substance in a wide variety of locations.“
“The project at Leeds highlights how it can be used to make a great first impression.”
Jonathon McCrone, Project Architect at Sheppard Robson, said: “Selecting the right floor was key to the appearance and feel of the entrance area and we are delighted with the results.”
Successful waste management was achieved through effective project planning executed by our specialist contractors, who are part of our exclusive network of approved terrazzo installers. Milestone Industrial Flooring Ltd, of Pontefract, worked to stringent safety and sustainability standards to apply the floor finish, including COVID-19 protocols, as well as specialist monitoring activities to ensure local businesses and shops on the site boundary could operate without any limitations.
Peter Harrison, Managing Director at Milestone Industrial Flooring, commented: “With traditional epoxy systems, long programmes, curing time and a lack of flexibility mean that typically terrazzo projects slow down construction programmes. However, installing the Mondeco Rapide system allows us to deliver a high-quality bespoke system within a fraction of the time”.
“Having completed a number of Mondeco Rapide projects, we have gained the knowledge and expertise to streamline the process each time. Thanks to our skilled teams and extensive range of hi-tech machinery, we have enjoyed great success using the system on this prestigious Leeds office project as well as many others.”
As part of CPG UK, not only we can offer a wide range of exceptional products, our customers also have access to our friendly technical team and NBS specification writing from industry experts.
We also provide full training, including a recently updated RIBA Approved CPDs in 'Specifying Seamless Terrazzo'.