Flowpoint paving grout has been supplied as part of a 9,000m² paving project at the beautiful and highly acclaimed Dubai Opera.
Located in an area of Dubai renowned as ‘the most prestigious square kilometre in the world’, the iconic dhow-shaped building of Dubai Opera is a stylish tribute to Dubai’s maritime history and is the city’s first purpose built, multi-format performing arts theatre. Designed to transform from a space suitable for large-scale drama productions, musicals, ballets, lectures and conferences seating 2,000, to a concert hall and into a ‘flat floor’ for hosting banquets and events, Dubai Opera brings art and music to life like never before.
Located in stylish Downtown Dubai, Dubai Opera is celebrated for its contemporary design by Atkins, the rooftop restaurant and sky garden where diners can enjoy views of the iconic Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa.
Dubai Opera is known worldwide for its quality entertainment productions, performances and beautiful aesthetics. When building began, it was crucial that the elegance of the opera house was extended to the surrounding area and the public realm environment provided an equally stunning welcome to visitors, whilst also being sufficiently durable to withstand the significant number of visitors.
UltraScape flowpoint slurry grout was specified and chosen to grout 9.000m² of paving outside the beautiful Dubai Opera. Forming part of the UltraScape Mortar Paving System, flowpoint is a fast, efficient and very strong solution for grouting paving and has been independently tested to British Standard 7533. Flowpoint has been developed and tested over many years to provide a durable finish which will not crack or stain – even in the extremely high temperatures in Dubai.
UltraScape flowpoint is a flowable grout which allows for large areas of paving to be grouted quickly and with ease. It can be used to grout joints from 5mm to 50mm and as deep as 200mm in one application. What’s more, flowpoint can receive foot traffic in 1 hour and vehicular traffic in 4 hours – ideal for projects where minimal disruption and early trafficking is essential, such as this one.
UltraScape flowpoint is available in three varieties – Original, ECO and Smooth and 2 colours – Charcoal and Natural Grey. Flowpoint original gives a course textured finish, ECO offers a solution with excellent sustainability credentials, replacing a large 20% of the virgin aggregate in the product with recycled glass, and smooth is the product of choice for a contemporary finish, allowing clients to achieve both a smooth joint finish and narrower joints than the standard product.
Dubai Opera is just one of many prestigious projects for flowpoint in Dubai and around the world. UltraScape’s Mortar Paving System has been specified and used to grout 9,000m² of paving at the luxurious MBR City and 40,000m² of paving at the opulent City Walk.
Whilst Flowpoint grout is continuing to gain acclaim around the world, being specified for use on some of the largest and most prestigious paving projects, it has already long been the paving grout of choice for discerning paving contractors back here in the UK.
With its ability to grout large areas quickly and efficiently, leaving a stain free, durable finish, flowpoint is a fantastic choice for any landscaping specialist. Flowpoint can also be used in wet weather, meaning that paving projects can be finished despite the best of British weather.
For larger projects, The Paving Experts also offer the incredibly efficient paving grout sponge machine Schwammfix SWM880 and SWM680 for either weekly hire or to purchase. A sponge machine is ideal where large areas of paving are open to grout, where areas of up to 500square metres can be grouted by a single machine in a day. A sponge machine uses a coarse industrial continuous belt sponge on a petrol driven machine to efficiently remove surplus grout from newly grouted paving, leaving a clean finish.
For further information on flowpoint and the other paving, grouting and general construction materials and tools that are available from The Paving Experts, visit www.thepavingexperts.co.uk or call +44(0)845 8621099.
If you need the right tools to do the job, The Paving Experts stocks a full range of hand and power tools for the application of flowpoint grout. Please get in touch.
For more information on our fleet of paving grout machines for hire, visit the website www.thepavingexperts.co.uk or call the office to make an enquiry.If you would like to discuss the suitability of flowpoint for your paving scheme, or have large or unusual order requirements, feel free to get in touch.