Clever use of Polyflor's vinyl flooring results in an innovative 3D flooring design

Clever use of Polyflor's vinyl flooring results in an innovative 3D flooring design

A recently completed flooring installation at the PALS Building in the artistic and trendy Cape Town suburb of Salt River has once again proven that a bold, dramatic and eye catching  floor design does not necessarily have to be the most expensive.

Karpinski IntPALS Building (2) 3Deriors, in partnership with One point Zero interiors, created a floor design for a client operating in the marketing and advertising industry, which is highly innovative in its ability to create 3-dimensional look and feel.

“We based the design on the work of Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher, who was famous for numerous mathematically driven graphic artworks,” explains Tom Karpinski.  “We used Polyflor’s standard XL
vinyl tiles in Dove White, Black Panther and Slate Grey in the 300 m² to create a continuous, chequered pattern that fools your eyes and plays with the mind.”


PALS Building (4) 3D

Ensuring that the installers copied the pattern exactly was no easy task.  “We ended up having to do an initial mock-up of the floor so that the installers could get their head around the geometrical pattern and order in which we wanted the tiles to be laid to achieve the desired effect.  They even joked of feeling that the patterns made them feel slightly lightheaded and giddy, which was exactly the impact we wanted the floor to make,” Tom Karpinski says.

Commenting on the installation and innovative use of the Polyflor vinyl tiles, says Tandy Coleman-Spolander:  “Floors for a workspace environment have a specific set of demands.  They need to be hard wearing and be able to withstand heavy foot traffic, but at the same time be supportive of a company’s brand and easy to maintain.  We were very impressed with the overall look and feel of the floor.  The designers managed to take a standard hard wearing tile that was not very expensive or exciting, and use it in a creative way that got everybody talking.  This project is once again proof that your only limit is your imagination and the enormous versatility of the Polyflor range”.

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