The Royal Children’s' Hospital in Melbourne has installed Dalsouple DalNaturel rubber flooring in its newest building.

Designed and installed by Bates Smart, the natural rubber tiles, in apple green, have been used to form unusual boulder shapes in between the ceramic tiles.

The Queen officially opened the new hospital building on her recent tour of Australia. The opening ceremony was held by ‘the Creature’, near to its ‘main street’.

The hospital building’s ‘main street’ features four of the fun apple green rubber boulders.

The unique terrazzo (speckled) flooring design of natural rubber tiles with an R10 slip rated texture. It is made up of an apple green background with white, grey and black speckles on.

The DalNaturel formulation used at the children’s hospital is made using 90% natural latex rubber and natural clay particles. The use of this rubber flooring can contribute to Green star points.

This is just one example of the innovative uses that Dalsouple’s versatile, non-slip rubber flooring lend itself to. Features of the customizable rubber flooring include:

  • virtually any imaginable colour,
  • no minimum orders,
  • no additional cost for special colours,
  • more than 30 textures available, and
  • suitable for rubber skirting, walling, and stair nosing.
No stock is held in storage, all orders are made to order, and delivered directly from the French factory, offering good lead times and reduced freight costs.