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Hungarian State Opera House

Project Information

Year: 2022

Location: Budapest, Hungary

Category: Commercial

Type: Flooring


Rubio Monocoat Hungary

Species: Oak (European)

Project Description

Hungarian State Opera House

A floor renovation in the Hungarian Opera House? That calls for Rubio Monocoat!

The Hungarian State Opera House was built in 1884 and was in urgent need of renovation in 2016. The Swedish floor in the impressive auditorium was treated with Oil Plus 2C, giving it a quality protection. In addition, the original color was reinstated.

The restoration

Since its construction in 1884, Budapest's stately opera house has had two major renovations: in 1912 and in the early 1980s. Over the years, some minor works were also carried out, but by the end of 2016 it was time for a major restoration. The restoration work lasted until March 2022 and provided better acoustics, modern electrical systems (including a fire alarm), changing rooms and rehearsal rooms for musicians. The Swedish floor in the auditorium was also thoroughly renovated.

Floor treatment with Rubio Monocoat

The oak elements in the Auditorium were treated with Oil Plus 2C. This way, the Swedish floors, tongue-and-groove wooden floors and inlaid elements receive optimal protection in order to stand the test of time.

Color was also very important in this project. The intention was to restore as many original elements as possible. The original color was chosen to match the colors of the room, upholstery, murals and decorative elements, but it had faded. Since this floor can be clearly seen from the seats above, it was very important the color match the original shade as closely as possible. Rubio Monocoat therefore developed a customized color for the restoration of this project.

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