One of the important factors of the Mondéco range is its design versatility, which makes it possible to create mesmerising, vibrantly coloured floors in bespoke patterns with this seamless resin terrazzo system.
To test its design capability, Flowcrete South Africa’s R&D Technician Ibraaheem Latiff was given the task of trying out a new technique to create patterns using Mondéco Earth. The most common way of fabricating a pattern in the epoxy terrazzo screed is to use flexible aluminium strips, however in this case Ibraaheem used polystyrene to see how effective it would be in producing a working design.
Ibraaheem primed a board as you would usually do when installing Mondéco. He then cut out a pattern, namely a star in a 12mm thick sheet of polystyrene. Ibraaheem placed the cut out sheet of polystyrene onto his primed board and secured it with tape.
He applied the Mondéco Earth into the ‘star’ making sure it was filled completely, including into the sharp corners.
Once the material was completely cured (after 24 hours), Ibraaheem removed the polystyrene using ‘Solvent AB’ which dissolved the polystyrene around the star. After removing any excess resin using a scraper tool he was able to apply the rest of the Mondéco Earth around the star in a contrasting colour.
The result is a stunning design created using an inexpensive template. This exercise once again highlighted the enormous amount of possibilities that the Mondéco system provides architects and interior designers with to fashion unique, patterned epoxy terrazzo floor finishes.