Amtico provides the ‘wow’ factor at Princes Quay Shopping Centre with a highly durable design-led flooring.
Princes Quay is a multi purpose centre with over 80 retail outlets. In its 26th year, the Centre’s management team took the decision to refurbish the flooring in the central atrium area on the Quayside Level. They turned to specialists in retail architecture, SMW Architects, to design a new, visually exciting flooring that would attract visitors and users, as well as reflect the new proposals for a vibrant food and leisure-focused space.
Central to the brief was providing a highly durable flooring that could guarantee its performance in the face of extremely high footfall. It also needed to comprise a dynamic pattern and texture, which would be effective on a big and bold scale, catering for the extensive area.
SMW utilised the premium Signature Collection from Amtico - which offers a 20 year commercial warranty. This was laid in a ‘Basket Weave’ pattern, blending the soft pale blue and grey folds of Umbra Veil with the intense organic smokiness of Umbra Eclipse - creating bays of a repeat pattern to maintain a striking yet consistent effect. The flooring was also laid on the diagonal, helping separate the bespoke design from the Centre’s Central to the brief was structural grid of columns and providing a highly durable shopfronts. This now creates flooring that could guarantee a stunning diversity of lines its performance in the face of when viewed from upper floors extremely high footfall.
Amtico supported us throughout the process of concept and product choice, quickly responding to our design ideas and helping us develop our preferred patterns and colours.
Steve Watson - SMW ArchitectsDownload Full Case Study