23 Jun 2023 16:56

Dural are pleased to have been asked to provide flooring solutions for many high end retailers and fashion brands. Here we highlight a recent project for Hugo Boss, Bicester Designer Outlet.   

Bicester Village is a designer outlet centre situated on the outskirts of Bicester, a town in Oxfordshire. It opened in 1995 and has become hugely popular. Hugo Boss, the luxury fashion brand, selling clothing, accessories and footwear needed advice for their textured tiled floor in their new store opening at the designer outlet. The beautiful high texture tiled floor was calculated to be approximately 300m2. When considering such a large expanse of tile it is important to use movement joints. Hard flooring expands and contracts, a movement joint prevents the tiles and grout from cracking and deboning. 

Movement Joint Profiles can cope with heavy stresses and distribute them evenly between the foundation and floor covering. They protect hard floor coverings from the stresses that cause cracking, tenting or popping and also prevent conduction of noise from footfall and other bodies. The Coloured Movement Joints were specified by tiling contractor C.Vaughan for this project in order to give the room a seamless, high end finish as expected by such a prestigious brand. In this instance C. Vaughan specified Powder Coated Mapei Anthractite. Coloured movement joints are available in any RAL colour and here they match the tile colour.  They are used in retail space because of their durability and ability to handle a wide range of loadings and constant footfall. All CMJ - Coloured Movement Joints are designed and manufactured to exceed the requirements of BS 5385 and can be used with Slate, Natural Stone and Ceramic tiled floors.