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Case Study: Oasis Shopping Centre

Supplier: Nuplex Construction Products
12 January, 2011

Polyester resin based flooring

Flooring Contractor:
Nationwide Flooring

Architectural Terrazzite

Size of Floor:
3200 m2

Freeform Colour Design

The client first expressed an interest in using Architectural Terrazzite to remediate their floors in the Oasis Shopping Centre mall in 1997. Two members of senior management were invited by Nuplex to visit New Zealand to view similar installations.

The client visited New Zealand again in 2004 to conduct a follow-up review of the floors they had seen in 1997. Early in 2005 the Nuplex applicator was asked to apply a 20 m2 in situ sample alongside a competitor’s system. The Nuplex installation was considered to be far superior to the system they had viewed in the Middle East (Dubai) and Nationwide Flooring were contracted to apply the Architectural Terrazzite to the main level mall floor (approx 2400 m2).

The installation was completed in 12 weeks, the Architectural Terrazzite being applied over the existing tiles. This installation was to be the first ‘free form’ Architectural Terrazzite installation and shows the flexibility that can be used in design and colour.

The work was carried out after hours with minimal disruption to the tenants and with no interference to the centre’s customers.

Since 2005, Architectural Terrazzite has been used on the next two levels to bring the total area of Architectural Terrazzite to about 3200 m2.