Modern restaurant design has the ability to change the mood and feel of an entire venue. When creating a dining experience, designers often start with the floor. Not only can the floor create a decorative, impactful design that inspires the rest of the space, it’s also one of the most important design elements that must meet an array of practical considerations.
With this in mind, we’re sharing three venues that have recently installed decorative flooring:
My Kitchen, Bangkok
Earlier this year, My Kitchen – a youthful venue located in the multi-restaurant Siam Discovery shopping mall in Bangkok designed a floor for their brand new restaurant to convey a relaxed yet luxurious appearance using white volakas marble and black-and-white dappled epoxy resin floor coating.
The two materials were used in circular patterns that reflected the modern and stylish design scheme and aimed to generate a feeling of friendliness and warmth. The smooth, sparkling epoxy resin floor finish was applied in three large VIP areas thanks to its suitability for contemporary minimalist spaces.
The visual aspect of the restaurant is impressive, with floor to ceiling windows offering spectacular panoramic views of the city, white circular tiles suspended from the ceiling, art installations, disco balls and an interior design scheme that uses blocks of crisp white colour.
By using an epoxy resin floor finish, My Kitchen were able to achieve an aesthetically pleasing floor that provided a robust finish able to withstand scuffs, scrapes and strains inherent to a busy, 250 seat restaurant. The seamless and impervious nature of this system also means that it is easy to keep the floor area clean and looking its best. It’s the perfect material for public areas, shops, department stores, trendy bars, cafes, museums and restaurants.
Belle Maison Parosand Danang Hotel
The luxury Belle Maison Parosand Danang Hotel on Pham Van Dong Beach in Vietnam installed a colourful floor design in its restaurant.
Danang, the city of light, is famous for its international firework competition and light festival and popular with tourists from all over the world. The design of the hotel was inspired by the ever-changing nuances of light and arts in the city.
Epoxy terrazzo flooring was installed in the hotel’s lobby lounge and a la carte restaurant, Big Plate – which serves fresh seafood straight from the bay. The system contains a blend of clear crystal and mirrored glass aggregates within the epoxy resin mix which once ground produces a smooth, sparkling finish underfoot.
Green building practises were an important aspect of the development and architects designed the hotel to meet LEED certification. The flooring materials added to the site’s green credentials, as many of the decorative aggregates are reclaimed from waste streams to minimise the amount of material taken to landfill – and its long life span avoids the environmental harm incurred during a flooring refurbishment.
Siwilai City Club
Situated on the 5th floor of the luxury Central Embassy shopping mall, Siwilai City Club is a social club that truly brings the beach to the city. The venue extends the malls effortlessly cool flagship boutique into an impressive bar, chill out lounge and succession of restaurants.
Taking inspiration from Thailand’s surrounding islands, design firm du jour, created an urban oasis which promises to be one of Bangkok’s most popular social destinations. The space is split into several hub zones that feature relaxing cabanas, lounges and a stunning sun terrace that encourages customers to sit back and relax whilst enjoying spectacular 180-degree views of the city.
To tie in with the beach theme, a decorative stone carpet system was installed which consists of light coloured natural stones encapsulated in clear aliphatic, UV stable polyurethane resin, in order to produce a natural looking, attractive floor finish suitable for outdoor environments.
The polyurethane system was installed to reflect the natural aesthetic of its surroundings and meant that the new floor would not deteriorate when exposed to prolonged periods of intense sunlight.
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