Stained concrete floors from Transitions Polishing and Grinding are a
major design highlight throughout the internal mall area of the award-winning Capri
on Via Roma project.
A redevelopment project of a $50 million waterfront shopping centre on
the Isle of Capri, Gold Coast, Capri on Via Roma comprises of 31 retail
businesses including waterfront restaurants, cafes, fresh food and artisan
providers, a small supermarket, as well as fashion, beauty and lifestyle
Capri on Via Roma features 1500m² of Transitions stained concrete
flooring throughout the internal mall area including the basement. The client’s
brief called for a flooring solution that combined design flexibility with functionality.
The client sought a floor that was not only aligned with the shopping centre
branding but also increased the brightness of the internal mall space and
created a cheerful atmosphere for shoppers.
A key requirement was for the flooring finish to flow seamlessly throughout
the internal mall areas, into the retail tenancies and out onto the external
finish. The concrete floor would also need to be durable to withstand high foot
traffic on a constant basis without losing its aesthetic appeal.
Transitions was also required to complete the installation of the
stained concrete floors within a compressed construction timeframe in stages to
allow all the other trades to also complete their works simultaneously.
Transitions stained concrete was the product of choice for the internal
mall area of Capri on Via Roma shopping centre, and was selected for its
ability to meet the objectives of aesthetics, functionality and installation.
Transitions developed a number of colour samples for the client until
the right shade of yellow was created to match the shopping centre’s branding. The
use of this particular shade of yellow has brightened the internal spaces of
the shopping centre immensely, creating a warm atmosphere for visitors to
The Transitions stained concrete floor installed at the shopping centre
encompasses a full exposure of aggregate and high gloss finish, further
increasing the brightness by enabling light to bounce off the surface into the
building. The flooring not only flows seamlessly throughout all the tenancies
within the internal areas, but also allows curves to be created to suit the
shapes of the shops, creating a unique design feature.
The Transitions stained concrete floor also met the cost objectives of
the client with savings achieved by installing the stained flooring on the