ARKITEKT I FOKUS –
TIPS OCH TRENDER – Creative floor patterns
Hotel SKT.PETRI is surrounded by Copenhagen’s big-city pulse. It captures a sense of relaxed luxury and has features that are somewhat beyond the ordinary. The lounge and restaurant at SKT.PETRI boast terrazzo floors from Herrljunga Terrazzo, and these surfaces are also something extra special.
The terrazzo’s perfect combination of three different colours creates a pattern that captures the eye. This is precisely the effect of the floors in the two rooms at the Hotel SKT.PETRI. The lounge floor has bars in green and grey that form a pattern surrounded by white tiles that are perceived as a background colour. The restaurant floor has triangles in three different colours – black, white, and mottled. The floors are laid with the utmost precision to create a zigzag pattern.
Terrazzo floors are either cast in situ or laid as tiles. Patterns in different colours can be created in both cases. When creating a floor pattern similar to those at SKT.PETRI, the elements are cut out as terrazzo tiles and pieced together like a puzzle. The tiles are available in a great range of colours, and there’s every opportunity to be creative and achieve variation. The floors are laid piece-by-piece on site by the customer’s installers.
When an architect or client comes to Herrljunga Terrazzo, they often have a clear idea about how the floor should look, and we work closely with the customer to fulfil their vision. What they usually take a closer look at is our choice of colours. We offer a wide selection, and it’s a good idea to see them in real life before placing an order,” says Marinette at Herrljunga Terrazzo.
“When we worked with SKT.PETRI, there was a finished sketch of how the pattern should look. We helped by suggesting the dimensions that would be most suitable. We also sent across various colour samples, from which the customer chose the final colours,” continued Marinette.
What is required of a surface before laying a patterned terrazzo tile floor?
Choosing terrazzo tiles instead of in situ-cast terrazzo is common on smaller surfaces such as stairway landings. An in-situ cast floor requires a stable concrete base, while tiles can be laid on a stable, flat but lighter structure. There are actually no limits for laying a tiled terrazzo floor. The tiles are cut out of 1200 × 3000 mm slabs, and this offers great potential for creating the patterns the customer wants.
A great environmental choice
SKT.PETRI is certified to ISO 14001 standards, which means they systematically work for a better environment. An environmental management system is integrated into the entire operation and they work constantly to reduce the hotel’s environmental footprint. We feel that SKT.PETRI’s choice of terrazzo goes hand-in-hand with its environmental efforts. Terrazzo is an extremely durable and sustainable choice of floor. With proper care it will last for centuries – and it contains natural materials.