Rubber flooring products from Dalsouple (trading as iRubber Pty Ltd
) are being used creatively by interior designers and architects in Australia for colourful walling features.
Dalsouple’s rubber tiles are available in 80 standards colours and over 30 textures including diamonds, bubbles, fish scales, squares, stripes and circles. The thin natural rubber and flexible characteristics allow the flooring product to be used in various versatile applications including being coved over a tight radius, bent over banisters or used around corners and over bull nose bench tops.
Peter Maddison of Grand Designs Australia was one of the earliest architects to select Dalsouple rubber tiles for walling applications. He used three colours as vertical stripes up the walls of the international Terminal 2 News bar at the Melbourne Airport. After five years, the wall still looks good as new as the rubber tiles have been able to cope with knocks from luggage and shoes.
Dalsouple rubber tiles were also installed on the lower part of the walls at RMIT, Swanston Academic Building (SAB) in a study area so that they’ll take knocks from students over the years without damage to the walls.
List of Dalsouple walling installations:
- Melbourne Grammar School gym walls, Blanc Dakota
- Melbourne Grammar School, Nigel Peck Centre for Learning and Leadership, Jaune Pollen
- RMIT SAB building, 4 colours
- Nuts About Candy, Bankstown Sydney, Hortensia and Gardenia stripes on walls and ceilings
- St. Mary’s Primary School, Greensborough, 340mm tiles as trees
- 500 Bourke St, Melbourne, NAB Bank, Pamplemousse
- International Grammar School, Sydney, Vert Pomme
- QBI, Pierre de Tuffeaux.
- MCG National Sports Museum, Blue Paon, Fuchsia, Pantone Yellow
- UTAS Medical Science Building, Vert Pomme, Anis, Blanc Dakota in Granita and Delta
- Princess Margaret Hospital, Vert Pomme, Jaune Citron
- Annie Smithers Bistrot, Kynton, up the walls of a bar ramp (fishscale) texture, Gris Lyon
- Baroque Bistro, The Rocks, Sydney, on the bar, Noir, Martele
- Café Vue, Melbourne International Airport, Delta, Blanc Dakota
- University of Canberra, splashbacks, Blue Paon, Citron Vert
- Merchant Building, Melbourne, used as a seat, Ibiscus
- National Museum of Australia, Canberra, used as plinths in the Landmarks display area