Floors, Walls & Ceilings
The most efficient decking system on the market Cost-effective. Faster install. No visual fixings. Premium-quality timber, guaranteed for up to 50 years. This is GRAD... The new GRAD decking range from Alfresco Floors is a fast-fit, invisible fixings system that gives you prestigious, high-end
results – with significantly less effort than traditional installation methods. Alfresco Floors introduced its GRAD decking
system to the UK in 2017, and since then most of its decking contracts have used it. The company considers GRAD to have three clear advantages over traditional timber decking, which combine to make it the most efficient and effective system we have ever seen in the UK. GRAD’s first advantage is the aluminium support rails on which it sits. GRAD’s second advantage is the unique ‘hidden fixing’ clip system it uses to instantly secure the specially profiled boards onto the support rails. GRAD’s third advantage is the latest timber technology used for its board options. Finally (and most importantly), what does all this mean to the aesthetics and economics of a commercial decking contract? The GRAD system means that you can now enjoy highend, high-spec, composite or premium quality timber decks – installed with no visible fixings in about half the normal time. Compared to the best-performing composite and hardwood systems, a GRAD deck is cheaper to buy, quicker to build and visually stunning. 8 www.alfrescofloors.co.uk * firstname.lastname@example.org ( 0208 977 0904
New terrazzo floor innovation shimmers in London’s Leicester Square
A new and innovative MMA terrazzo flooring system has been installed as part of a restaurant refurbishment project in one of London’s most prestigious locations. Embracing the art of shared dining in the heart of London’s most iconic square, Leicester Square Kitchen offers relaxed luxury in a sophisticated yet unassuming setting. On the edge of the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel, Leicester Square Kitchen is the third restaurant from the group behind Monmouth Kitchen and Mayfair Kitchen. Leicester Square Kitchen offers a fairly extensive menu split into a selection of contemporary Mexican and Peruvian-inspired dishes served in a bright, clean space. Close to 100m2 of Mondéco Rapide – a new fast-turnaround seamless resin terrazzo flooring system from Flowcrete UK – has been installed by applicator
partner, Milestone Industrial Flooring, in and around the restaurant’s central bar area. Flowcrete has reinvented traditional resin terrazzo systems with Mondéco Rapide; a fast-curing, flexible terrazzo resin system, which offers a significantly reduced project downtime and can be laid over a variety of substrates. Mondéco Rapide provides a luxury finish with extensive design potential including colour and pattern options featuring locallysourced British marble aggregate blends. It is a four-component system that provides a non-porous finish in a range of decorative colours. Mondéco Rapide is ideal for a variety of different environments including airports, hotels, restaurants, supermarkets and shopping centres.
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Based on methyl methacrylate (MMA) technology, the system has been designed to reduce the overall installation time associated with epoxy or polyurethane resin terrazzo flooring systems by up to 75%. 8 www.flowcrete.co.uk
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