Raised flooring provides refreshing seaside solution

Surface 360's deck-style porcelain pavers have transformed JD Wetherspoon's wraparound terrace at the Royal Victoria Pavilion on Ramsgate beach

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Perfect fit: Levato Mono Timeless 02 porcelain tiles at the Royal Victoria Pavilion.
Perfect fit: Levato Mono Timeless 02 porcelain tiles at the Royal Victoria Pavilion.

When the JD Wetherspoon 'super pub' in Ramsgate, Kent, was looking for a new high quality flooring system for its 750m2 beach-side roof terrace, Surface 360 Levato Mono porcelain pavers were specified.

The pub occupies the Royal Victoria Pavilion, a Grade II listed former concert hall and assembly rooms designed by architect Stanley Davenport Adshead in 1903 based on the style of a Robert Adam orangery. 'Our brief was to supply external flooring that was smart, practical, low on maintenance and in keeping with the coastal setting,' says Barry Sheen, Surface 360 managing director. 

Timber-effect porcelain pavers from the Timeless range were chosen to complement the surrounding views and provide a slip-resistant surface for improved safety under foot. The team faced challenges including multiple floor-falls and erecting new signage struts and other large static obstacles. Careful planning and the use of Levato Mono's height-adjustable, slope-correcting pedestal support system allowed them to level out and install the flooring in under three weeks.

  • JD Wetherspoon at the Pavilion opened in 2017 after a £4m renovation.
    JD Wetherspoon at the Pavilion opened in 2017 after a £4m renovation.
  • In sync with the seaside: timber-look Timeless porcelain creates the look and feel of a deck.
    In sync with the seaside: timber-look Timeless porcelain creates the look and feel of a deck.
  • High load bearing and impact resistant: Levato Mono porcelain pavers are suitable for demanding environments.
    High load bearing and impact resistant: Levato Mono porcelain pavers are suitable for demanding environments.
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'The finished terrace has been admired by everyone,' says Sheen. 'The Timeless range has a decking feel about it making it perfect for a seaside location and a durability that means no splinters, algae, stains or weathering.' The combination of the pedestal and retention system and 20mm porcelain pavers creates a high quality, low maintenance surface that can be installed on any awkward existing floor. High load bearing and impact resistant, the system is suitable for even the most demanding environments.

Surface 360 flooring is available in timber, stone and cement effects and in more than 40 colours. Using 3D printing and mould-making technologies, Surface 360 can produce and provide identical copies of original materials. Once laid, no replicated pattern is discernible, creating a natural look.

  • With 347 tables and up to 1,400 customers, the new flooring has to cope with a potentially high footfall.
    With 347 tables and up to 1,400 customers, the new flooring has to cope with a potentially high footfall.
  • Work in progress: the Surface 360 team levelled and installed the flooring in less than three weeks.
    Work in progress: the Surface 360 team levelled and installed the flooring in less than three weeks.
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Surface 360 (formerly The Deck Tile Co) offers stand-out solutions for hospitality professionals. Specialising in exterior raised flooring solutions, the company can provide a cost-effective installation over most surfaces, including single ply waterproof membranes, roofing felt and other waterproofing systems and substrates.

For more information and technical support, visit: surface360.co.uk

 

Contact:

0118 391 4120

info@surface360.co.uk


 

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