Location: Tshwane, South Africa
Design: Bild Architects
“Rubio Monocoat was the ideal timber protection and finishing product for this Green Star rated retail project.
The finished timber products needed to be not only eco-friendly but also ensure durability and ease of maintenance. This was essential in such a high traffic environment. Rubio Monocoat fit the bill with its 0% VOC (Non-toxic) feature and long lasting unique molecular bonding protection, which is easy to clean and maintain. The fact that isolated scratches, or damaged areas, can easily be repaired, makes spot maintenance possible to keep the timber furniture components and timber floors in pristine condition.
As a design principle, it was important for the wood elements of the mall pause areas, to bring a natural element of warmth and texture to the colder juxtaposing finishes of engineered quartz slabs and powder-coated aluminium. The product not only emphasized the natural grain of both the solid timber and timber veneer, but promoted a richness and depth of color that accomplished the design intent. The ease of color mixing also allowed us to achieve the desired color and matte finish for a natural appearance and feel.”
Nadia Franco – Associate