Mapei gets creative at exclusive Natural Angle showroom.

February 24, 2022

Natural Angle recently opened its new showroom in Hove, having completed a comprehensive renovation of the former bank premises using a range of Mapei systems.  The project, led by the firm’s founder, Reis Emre, retained many of the building’s original features.  They included a basement bank vault which has been transformed into tile, wood flooring, kitchen and bathroom displays.  New features were also created, including a patterned feature ceiling using Mapei Ultralite S1 adhesive.

The new South Coast showroom joins Natural Angle’s established distribution centre, based in Mid Sussex.  Seeing an opportunity to open a store “in an untapped area”, owner Reis Emre acquired the former bank in the town’s principal commercial thoroughfare.  A double fronted red-brick building, the property dates back to 1930 and provides over 140 square metres of retail space over two floors.

All Mapei products were supplied by Stone Republic who worked with Natural Angle to create the new showroom interior.  Inside the showroom, Ultralite S1 wall and floor tile adhesive was used to install all stone and porcelain tiles, as well as to create the patterned ceiling. Other products used internally included Ultrabond Eco S995 1K for the wood displays, as well as Mapei Dursilite highly durable water-based paint, Mapesil AC pure silicone sealant and Ultracolour Plus Coloured Grout.  Externally, the Mapei specification included Mapetherm AR1 GG mortar; Mapetherm Net Alkali-resistant glass fibre mesh; Silancolor Tonachino water-repellent siloxane coating; Silancolor Base Coat and Mapewall GRP general purpose render.

Project Reference Case Study render mortar Coatings grout sealant Paint porcelain Flooring exterior interior SHowroom retail adhesive tiling Bathroom kitchen wood flooring tile

Products mentioned in the article

ULTRALITE S1
ULTRALITE S1
Low dust, one-component, flexible lightweight S1 wall and floor tile adhesive. Non-slip with extended open time. Suitable for ceramic, …
ULTRABOND ECO S955 1K
ULTRABOND ECO S955 1K
Single component, isocyanate and solvent-free, sililated polymer-based adhesive with extremely low emissions of VOC, for all types of…
DURSILITE
DURSILITE
Washable water-based paint with low dirt pick-up and excellent workability for internal walls. TECHNICAL DATA: Consistency: thick liquid.…
MAPESIL AC
MAPESIL AC
Pure, mould-resistant,acetic, silicone sealant available in over 40 colours to complement the Mapei grout range. Interior and exterior use…
ULTRACOLOR PLUS
ULTRACOLOR PLUS
Fast setting and drying flexible polymer modified anti efflorescence grout for joints from 2-20 mm. Water-repellent with DropEffect and…
MAPETHERM AR1 GG
MAPETHERM AR1 GG
One-component, large-grained cementitious mortar for bonding and levelling insulation panels and for thermal insulation systems. TECHNICAL…
MAPETHERM NET
MAPETHERM NET
Alkali-resistant glass fibre mesh suitable for reinforced skimming layers when repairing façades, or for the execution of MAPETHERM thermal…
SILANCOLOR AC TONACHINO
SILANCOLOR AC TONACHINO
Water-repellent, thick-layered acrylic-siloxane coating with high filling properties for internal and external surfaces. Available in the…
SILANCOLOR BASE COAT
SILANCOLOR BASE COAT
Silancolor Base Coat is a coloured silicone resin based paint in water dispersion, with micro granular quartz and selected charges. It is…
MAPEWALL GPR
MAPEWALL GPR
MapeWall GPR is a general purpose render for internal and external use. It is suitable for rendering and levelling internal and external…

Projects mentioned in the article

Category icon COMMERCIAL FACILITIES

Natural Angle Showroom

United Kingdom

Floor/wall coverings, Facade interventions

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