Close to 200 square metres of Flowcretes sparkling terrazzo flooring material, Mondéco Crystal, has been chosen for a new showroom introducing the world to BMW Brilliances first e-mobility concept. Flowcretes sparkling terrazzo was chosen by the project architect for installation across the entire showroom in three contrasting bands of colour.
The installation of the material represented a challenging undertaking for both Flowcrete and the companys approved application team. A three-week turnaround in which to install the terrazzo material posed difficulties combined with plummeting temperatures as low as -10 degrees centigrade. Although typically the speed of cure of an epoxy decelerates under cold conditions it is prone to becoming stiff and can be difficult for the applicators to work. Flowcretes epoxy terrazzo system, Mondéco Crystal, has been specially formulated to combat such circumstances, providing a fully workable material that poses no risk of imperfections or damage to the final surface.
The terrazzo material was specified on top of newly laid concrete exhibiting high moisture content, as such Flowcretes water-free moisture tolerant primer, Hydraseal DPM, was used prior to the application of the Mondéco to prevent moisture entrapment.
Mondéco Crystal is a highly decorative system and a popular choice for retail clients looking to impress visitors underfoot with recent installations at both Alexander McQueens and Emilio Puccis flagship stores in China. The system contains a decorative mix of crushed mirror, clear glass chippings and mother-of-pearl which once diamond-ground to a smooth surface glisten underfoot.
The new showroom is expected to serve as a promotional centre for BMW and it's opening represents an important landmark in Chinese culture, helping to increase customer understanding and acceptance of electric vehicles and drive forward their commercialisation and adoption across China.
The new showroom is expected to serve as a promotional centre for the brand, with various events and seminars in the pipeline to promote knowledge on alternative energy and the concept of green mobility.
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