Flowcrete Relaunches Mondéco Range with Rapid Resin Terrazzo Innovation
16 Apr 2018
- New resin terrazzo system based on PUMMA technology delivers high-end aesthetics within a rapid turnaround.
- Mondéco Rapide is ideal for venues that want a luxurious finish but without a long application schedule.
- Relaunch both enhances and streamlines the Mondéco range.
Flowcrete Australia has upgraded its decorative seamless resin terrazzo range to not only make it a more streamlined product offering, but to also include a new system that delivers a terrazzo finish in a fraction of the time of alternative materials.
The resin flooring specialist has introduced Mondéco Rapide to its collection of highly decorative resin terrazzo floors. Mondéco Rapide reduces the overall installation time associated with epoxy or polyurethane resin terrazzo flooring systems by up to 75%.
Based on an innovative technology called PUMMA, Mondéco Rapide brings together the rapid curing power of methyl methacrylate (MMA) technology with the flexibility of polyurethane. This combination makes Mondéco Rapide a significant step forward in the terrazzo flooring world.
President of Flowcrete Group Ltd., Craig Brookes, said: “Being able to provide the same speed of cure of an MMA system alongside the flexibility and durability of polyurethane positions Mondéco Rapide as a truly unique offering in the market.
“Thanks to Mondéco Rapide, one of the top design trends of 2018 is now at the fingertips of new-build and refurbishment projects that previously would have foregone terrazzo due to the prohibitive application schedule.
“Now, architects, developers and facilities managers can create stunning floors that put the wow-factor underfoot in only a matter of hours! This is ideal for a wide variety of locations, from shopping centres to stadiums – anywhere that needs a high performance, attractive finish but that can’t afford long periods of problematic downtime.”
In addition to its rapid rate of cure, the tough and elastic nature of polyurethane enhances the flexibility of the MMA resin, which means that it can be easily applied on tiles and difficult substrates. This property further streamlines the installation process, as the applicators don’t have to spend time prepping the substrate. Other trades are also able to work alongside the product, allowing for a more concentrated schedule that saves time and cuts costs.
Flowcrete Australia has also rebranded its long-time terrazzo favourite Mondéco Marble, which is now Mondéco EP. This move has been made to better distinguish the epoxy based system from its new PUMMA based sister product.
Mondéco floors have been designed to create smooth and luxurious surfaces and the extensive design potential of this range means that custom colours can be installed in completely bespoke patterns. Even the floor’s shimmer and shine can be tailored by altering the blend of locally sourced Australian marble aggregates that go into the finish.
The Mondéco range’s epoxy systems have already become a popular flooring choice with commercial facilities around the world, including at Starbuck’s Hong Kong stores, Manchester International Airport, Alexander McQueen’s Beijing boutique, Dubai’s Times Square Centre and the Nanjing Youth Olympic Centre.
While only new, Mondéco Rapide has already been turning heads, including at The Rocks Centre in Sydney. 500 square metres of Mondéco Rapide was used to revitalise the shopping centre’s concourse and turn it back into a stylish surface that would complement the site’s vintage industrial aesthetic.
A one-off colour called Grey Ghost was chosen and a special blend of marble chip aggregates was incorporated into the coating to give it a sparkling, dappled effect. Its durability meant that The Rocks Centre could rest assured that the heavy footfall, frequent cleaning and inevitable scuffs and scrapes of daily use would not affect the floor’s visual appeal.
Mondéco Rapide’s fast curing capability combined with the fact that it could be laid on top of the existing tiles reduced the impact of the installation on the building’s tenants and shoppers. To further minimise hassle and stress for tenants, the work was undertaken in the evening and over stages to ensure there was no need for downtime.
The speed at which Mondéco Rapide can be installed also made it the floor of choice for the sports fashion brand ASICS at its new Brisbane Concept store. The project’s designers chose this system, as not only would it suit the store’s sleek and contemporary brand identity but it was completed in only two days and allowed other trades to work onsite very shortly after installation.
To find out more about how to install a luxurious terrazzo finish in a fraction of the time of traditional terrazzo materials, click the link below to watch a video detailing the installation of Mondéco Rapide at The Rocks Centre, or contact your local Flowcrete representative today.
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Notes to Editors
Flowcrete Australia has offices in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne and is part of Flowcrete Asia Pacific, 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, fast curing systems, corrosion protection, self-levelling underlayments and swimming pool surrounds.
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.