Floor in Spar’s Secunda Store is Second to None

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Floor in Spar’s Secunda Store is Second to None

05 Jan 2017

  • Spar installed a multi-coloured, seamless resin terrazzo floor in its new Secunda store to create a vibrant and pleasant retail
  • Mondéco’s design potential allowed Spar to install colours and patterns that corresponded with the store’s different areas.
  • Mondéco’s design potential allowed Spar to install colours and patterns that corresponded with the store’s different areas.

When Spar built a new store in the town of Secunda, it wanted the floor to not only provide a clean and durable surface but also to wow customers with bright colours and decorative patterns.

To create this bespoke finish, Spar worked with Flowcrete South Africa to design and install high performance floors across the main shopping area, kitchen and butchers of the SuperSpar site as well as throughout the adjoining Tops Spar liquor store.

The seamless resin terrazzo system Mondéco Earth was chosen over an epoxy alternative, as it would provide the cleanability, functionality and longevity properties required alongside an almost unlimited design potential.

2,800m2 of Mondéco Earth was supplied for the project in a wide range of attractive and complementary colours, including Snow, Pebble, Moonstone, Sea Green, Spring Green and Coral. The colours and patterns reflected specific parts of the store, for example a lush green was used for the flower stand and the sushi bar’s seating area was bordered with a rich red band.

The Mondéco range allows for multiple colours to be easily applied across the floor in intricate patterns. This design versatility is thanks to the system’s paint-by-numbers application method, where the outline is marked out using aluminium trims and then the resin material is poured into the designated sections.

Granite and flint additives were added to the resin terrazzo material within the SuperSpar and Tops Spar floors. The floor area was then diamond ground down to create a shimmering, dappled lustre across the finish.

A vibrant white surface was applied in the SuperSpar’s main shopping area with curving shapes in red, blue, green, cream and turquoise interspersed across the floor. A decorative, single-tone Mondéco Earth Snow surface was applied in the adjacent Tops Spar liquor store.

As a well-known brand it was important that each interior design element of the store conveyed Spar’s identity. The crisp and clear visual style of Mondéco Earth fulfilled this criterion and meant that Spar could create a finish that would effectively tie into its overarching image. 

The seamless and impervious nature of seamless resin terrazzo means that it is quick and easy to clean, minimising hassle for the site’s cleaning staff and ensuring that customers always see a hygienic and blemish-free floor area.

The system’s durability means that it won’t deteriorate when faced with the heavy foot traffic, point loading, impacts, scuffs, scrapes and stains that floors in busy commercial facilities inevitably face.

Prior to applying the floor finish, the site’s concrete slab had to be levelled out to SR1 to provide a substrate that the resin material would bond to and that would not disrupt the completed surface.

350m2 of the polyurethane floor coating Flowfresh MF was also applied within SuperSpar’s kitchen and butchers. This antimicrobial enhanced, HACCP International certified coating would maintain a hygienic, seamless surface despite the extreme temperatures, food by-products and cleaning chemicals that it would be exposed to.

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Notes to Editors

Flowcrete Africa has offices in Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Nairobi and is one of the five divisions that make up Flowcrete Group Ltd.

Flowcrete Group Ltd is part of The Euclid Group, the international construction chemicals group of RPM International Inc. 

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 has international manufacturing facilities in the Americas, 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.

For further information please contact +27 31 461 3411.

Or visit us on the web at www.flowcretesa.co.za.

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