Urbanest is student accommodation with a difference, where everything is top of the class; is distinctive, interactive and extremely functional. The renowned student hub was founded in 2008 and has expanded to Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
Every Urbanest student accommodation property has a community feel where students can enjoy a superb lifestyle with the best rooms, study areas and social spaces as well as a great support network. In conjunction with renowned wall and flooring specialist, Honestone, and Bates Smart Architects, the accommodation facilities at the Darlington residence on City Road are now of the highest grade.
To integrate an “up to date” sense of modernity and interactive impression for students, the concrete wall and flooring specialist Honestone team worked with Urbanest to create a flawless and welcoming environment for students.
The original concept Urbanest was intent on using was vinyl, however the company was lured by the functionality and attractiveness of concrete polishing in the Sydney environs integrating PanDOMO FloorPlus, recommended by Honestone.
Similar to a burnished leveled concrete look, the FloorPlus finish provides a minimal trowelled surface when it comes to a polished concrete floor. The expressive character creates an individual texture which is ideal for independent design concepts.
Being a thin application, the troweled-on finish suits all situations, whether it be low traffic residential through to heavy foot traffic – and in the case of Urbanest, it was an unsurpassed solution. Honestone director Rick Hendriks said PanDOMO flooring was installed to give a “perfect” finish to the studious environment, enticing a functional yet casual and smooth finish to the grounds, offering students an inviting environment to meld study and social activities.
PanDOMO FloorPlus, he said, was self-levelling and used to create a lightly polished concrete without an exposed aggregate look. The fine flooring finish can be tinted to a variety of colours to express an individual design, and has a natural finish, Mr Hendriks said. In sync with a sophisticated finish, a grey PanDOMO FloorPlus product 10/3.1 was used.
“The end result was in line with an environment for students that exuded a sense of educational functionality and was also in sync with a top class facility,” Mr Hendriks said. Mr Hendriks said the type of finish used in this instance was ideal for unlimited spaces, including university facilities, retail stores and showrooms, high end residential properties, shopping malls, manufacturing spaces, restaurants and office and commercial enterprises and communal outdoor areas – to name a few.
Projects among the masterful solutions Honestone can offer also include terrazzo flooring, polished concrete floors, utilising floor sealers, alternative epoxy flooring/coatings, concrete leveling, concrete grinding, and - naturally for this superior enterprise - any matter pertaining to concrete is resolute.
To find out more about the extremely professional and innovative flooring and wall solutions Honestone can offer, go to the website or contact us on (02) 4353 0055. Written by Kate Yates with photography by Zeitgeist Photography.