Capri on Via Roma Shines Bright with Transitions Stained Concrete Floors

Capri on Via Roma goes yellow with Transitions Stained Concrete FloorsProject Background

Capri on Via Roma shopping centre is a redevelopment project of a $50million waterfront shopping centre on the Isle of Capri, Gold Coast. The new shopping centre comprises of 31 retail businesses including waterfront restaurants, cafes, fresh food and artisan providers, a small supermarket, as well as fashion, beauty and lifestyle outlets.

The Capri on Via Roma project had an extensive range of concrete flooring products throughout the internal, external and basement areas with which Transitions were contracted. Click on the following link to read more - It's all about the Concrete Floors at Capri on Via Roma Shopping Centre, Gold Coast.

This article will focus on the internal mall area of the shopping centre, where Transitions installed 1500m2 of Transitions Stained Concrete.

Client Objective

The primary objective of the internal mall flooring of Capri on Via Roma shopping centre was the design flexibility. The client required a floor that was not only aligned with the shopping centre branding but which also increased the brightness of the internal mall space and created a warm atmosphere for shoppers to enjoy. Further on from this, it was a requirement of the chosen floor finish to flow seamlessly throughout the internal mall areas, into the retail tenancies and out onto the external finish.

Client Requirements

For this section of the project, the client required a floor that could not only fulfil the design and aesthetic requirements set out in their objectives but also perform highly in terms of its functionality. The concrete floor finish would have the ability to withstand a high foot traffic on a constant basis whilst maintaining its aesthetic appeal. It was also very important for Transitions to have the ability to install the chosen flooring product within a compressed construction timeframe, in stages, all whilst enabling other trades to also complete their works during the installation phase.

Chosen Product

Transitions Stained Concrete was the product of choice for the internal mall area of Capri on Via Roma shopping centre. It was selected due to its ability to fulfil all objectives and requirements set down.

Transitions developed a number of colour samples for the client until the right colour yellow, that which matched the shopping centres branding, was created. This yellow in turn brightened the internal spaces of the shopping centre immensely, creating a warm atmosphere for visitors to enjoy. In addition to this, the Transitions Stained Concrete floor installed encompassed a full exposure of aggregate and high gloss finish. This finish further increased the brightness within the shopping centre by enabling light reflectivity to bounce off the surface into the building. Not only this, but the surface flows seamlessly between all tenancies within the internal areas. Given the shape of a number of the retail stores, the coloured concrete stain also allowed curves and shapes to be created. These not only acted as a design feature but also as boundary lines.

Aesthetics aside, the Transitions Stained Concrete floor was also a cost effective flooring product for the shopping centre as the structural slab was polished and stain applied. In time to come the internal concrete floor will continue to be cost effective  as it is easy to maintain and will withstand the high level of foot traffic expected. 

Overall Outcome

At the completion of the project, the client was extremely happy with the Transitions Stained Concrete floor presented. The overall results were fantastic and the floors fulfilled all of their requirements for this project. The Transitions team were able to complete their works within the timeframes allowed, without affect on the works of other trades. The Capri on Via project has gone on to become an award winning project - click on the following link to read more about this (Capri on Via Roma Wins Regional Project of the Year 2014).

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