THE MARC is named after its location in the heart of South Africa’s financial district, as it is on Maude and Rivonia Corner in Sandton CBD. The project’s architects wanted to build a facility that reflected the area’s fashionable, modern and energetic atmosphere. This meant choosing a floor finish that would convey a contemporary, decorative aesthetic but that would also be able to maintain this look even after extensive use and wear.
Initially the architect opted for tiles, due to the cheaper initial cost of this material, however after seeing examples of what could be achieved in a shopping centre using the seamless resin terrazzo system Mondéco, they quickly changed their minds! Following consultations with Flowcrete Africa’s team of resin flooring experts as well as test samples being put down and analysed, THE MARC’s architects specified a bespoke, eye-catching Mondéco Earth floor.
Mondéco Earth was chosen in three colours and applied in bands and blocks of complementary colours across the shopping centre’s main walkways. 1,865 m2 of Mondéco Earth in Polar Mist was selected as the main backdrop colour for the floor with 840 m2 of Light Grey and 550 m2 of Mid Grey utilised for adding interest and accents into the finish, particularly along the floor’s edge and for breaking up the main colour with curving shapes.
In addition to the Mondéco Earth, 374 m2 of Peran STB in Light Grey was installed on levels 15 and 16 of the development. Peran STB is a decorative and durable epoxy resin floor coating made up of colour stable quartz granules sealed within a clear resin binder.
Away from the public facing areas, 7,000 m2 of the self-smoothing epoxy resin floor finish Flowshield SL 1000 in Mid Grey was applied throughout all the tank rooms and back of house areas thanks to its robust nature.