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Bespoke Altro resin floors have been developed to complement the innovative design of the new Jerwood Gallery in Hastings.
The Jerwood Gallery is a £4m new gallery on the seafront in Hastings, housing the Jerwood Foundation’s collection of modern British paintings and drawings, and a curated exhibitions programme of contemporary art across disciplines. The building is a subtly faceted form clad in hand-glazed ceramic tiles, enclosing carefully calibrated internal spaces drawing in the views from the spectacular location and encouraging a sense of exploration and surprise. The gallery opened in March 2012 and recently won a Public and Community Award from the Sussex Heritage Trust. The architect, HAT Projects wanted a terrazzo style floor that had a texture to it, a slight warmth and movement. Altro worked closely with contractor Surtech Flooring who recommended Altro Terrazzolite EP resin flooring as the basis for the bespoke mix. Hand-made samples using different coloured marble chips were created and a pale pink was chosen for the galleries and foyers, and a darker pink for the toilets and café, which are lovely warm shades.” Altro Terrazzolite EP is a decorative four-part solvent-free epoxy resin system, and has been hailed as a revolution in resin flooring. It’s a lightweight, seamless, sophisticated marble-look resin that delivers a touch of class to public and communal areas. It uses naturally coloured marble chips bound together with a coloured epoxy resin and is then ground and polished. It has a nominal thickness of 6mm and uses matching sections of perimeter skirting which are preformed off-site.
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