what is art on floor?
Taking passion and pleasure in everything that is beautiful. We are what we think, and with our thoughts, we create a beautiful world in which the spirit can thrive.
I create space and rooms as individual as the people who use them on a daily basis, encapsulating my passion and love of everything that is beautiful. Rooms in which the floor, the walls, the ceiling and the fittings form a one-off overall composition. Colour for the emotions and spatial orientation. In short – unique works of art.
Interior design requires a real eye for detail, as no two rooms are the same. My floor designs take into account the overall parameters, including how the room is divided up and what it is used for. Combined with my ideas and those of the customer, this enables me to tailor individual concepts for unique floors expressed in artistic language.
I am a leading expert in colour aesthetics and spatial orientation, and indeed colour and space are the two parameters which define every aspect of my work. Colour is a visual experience that subconsciously affects our function and emotion. Space is a psychological experience that subconsciously affects both our orientation and our safety.
#art on floor
art on floor is quite simply art that you can walk on. Each individually designed floor is a unique, hand-cast work that fits perfectly into a room in a visual sense. It complements the building‘s interior, and takes the customer’s ideas and develops them further. The result is art on floor which underscores the usage of the room, and creates a functional aesthetic.
what is art on floor made of?
My team and I work very quickly, because as soon as the cast resin has been mixed, it has to be laid on the floor in a maximum of 40 minutes, otherwise it starts to harden. First of all, we pour the surface areas, then I wear reinforced boots to get inside the surface and bring my art to life using special watering cans. The colours flow out, and as soon as anything touches the floor, it cannot be corrected. I need to be absolutely sure and steady-handed when I implement my ideas. It requires incredible concentration, and a great deal of experience and expertise. Not to mention nerves of steel…
Once you have experienced walking barefoot on a resin floor, you will never want to put your shoes on again!
With or without footwear, however, resin floors are incredibly comfortable – and a real pleasure to walk on.
No joins, no edges – just beautiful floors…
The floor is seamless, forming one smooth, uniform surface with a resolutely modern look that is nevertheless sober and distinguished. It is also very hygienic and easy to clean.
High demands are placed on floors – both by the user and by building rules and regulations. Each floor, function and specific load meets set requirements.
Resin floors are extremely thin (2–3 mm), which is why they are often used in renovation projects. Depending on the base, they can also be applied to existing floors.
With resin flooring systems, you have the possibility of renewing the top coat – called retopping – without a complete removal of the flooring system. The top coat is partially ground away and renewed on average every 10 years. The life-span of resin floors is about 40–50 years, while other floors have to be removed and replaced completely after their life time.
# floor heating
Resin floors are easy to combine with floor heating, as resins easily absorb and release heat.
This makes them particularly suitable for under-floor heating.
Due to its flexible structure, polyurethane-based resin flooring is much less prone to cracking.
The sound-insulating effect also benefits the acoustics.
Resin floors are durable and hard-wearing. Proper and regular maintenance ensure a lasting, beautiful, high-quality floor that you can enjoy for a long, long time. Resin floors are seamless and impermeable, which make them easy to clean.
The installation of a resin floor depends on the base (concrete or cement / anhydrite) and the chosen structure. In general, the construction of resin self-smoothing floors takes 3–5 days. After 24 hours, the floor can be walked on. Furniture can be installed after 72 hours.
But we also use a new type of resin which is both UV-resistant and highly scratchproof.
Best of all, it sets very quickly, reducing installation time to just one day.
# layer of resin
First, the primer / scratch coat ensures a good connection with the base layer. Then the selfsmoothing floor gives the surface the required properties. Finally, the top coat provides the desired appearance and protects the floor.
The ideal subfloor is concrete or screed, but resin can also be moulded onto wood, tiles and other materials. It has to be processed very quickly – once the casting resin has been mixed, it has to be applied to the floor within a short time. Concentration and manual dexterity are the order of the day!
# resin floor
Resin floors are hard-wearing, easy-to-clean, colour-resistant and solvent-free, and are made up of a two-component resin which can be moulded seamlessly. They are ideal for implementation in highly-frequented areas such as spas and health clubs, office buildings, schools, private apartment blocks, hotels, restaurants and shopping centres.
why choose art on floor?
Due to their flexible structure, resin floors are much less prone to cracking. The sound-insulating effect also benefits the acoustics.
Resin floors have many benefits. The seamless application allows for easy cleaning, and cost-efficient repair of any damage. Re-topping then gives you a floor which looks like new.
Make your space unique: an overall concept for floor, walls, ceiling and lay-out creates an individual space with its own artistic language.
Help your visitors feel at home: an individually-designed space where visitors feel comfortable and at home creates a positive and lasting impression.
Display your individual style: an aesthetically combined space becomes a visual statement, with all design elements involved.
how do you make art on floor?
# my advice
enjoy art 😉
# what are the main challenges of art on floor?
First there is the challenge of creating a completely individual design for a floor and making it correspond to my own artistic demands. Then come the practical aspects. The colours are applied with special watering cans and “flow” onto the floor. As soon as a colour touches the floor, it cannot be changed, so I need to be absolutely sure of my ideas and how to implement them. When you are painting a picture or on a wall, you can step back to get a better perspective – I on the other hand am permanently standing right in the heart of my own design. It is a totally different way of working from painting with a brush. It requires the utmost concentration, a lot of experience and expertise, and pretty strong nerves…..
# what gave you the idea of adding art to floors?
I see rooms as holistic works of art, and most of the time, the floor is reduced to its mere function: it has to be hard-wearing, non-slip and easy to look after – no more than that. But our perception is not merely limited to what is in front of us, i.e. on walls and objects at eye-level. Our field of vision covers 360 degrees. If you stop and think about what you see when you are having a stroll, you will realise how often you look downwards – for safety purposes first and foremost, but also because we subconsciously see ourselves as part of our surroundings. Art on walls is obviously practical, but how exciting and unusual it is to consciously look up or down to see a work of art – and to interact with it.
# art on floor – is it art or design?
Art is made by people with people in mind – it influences our perception. My art offers people the chance to see their environment from a different perspective. As a designer, I have a different task: the priority here – based on certain specifications – is to make rooms or other spaces visually more appealing, more beautiful, more elegant, more exciting. Unlike art, design is always linked to a purpose. My floors are a way of combining artistic dialogue with functional aesthetics. The aim is two-fold: colour and space are cornerstones which should be both aesthetic and functional. They should arouse emotions and provide direction. They combine aesthetic spatial concepts with useful guidance systems and achieve the aim of making art an everyday experience, and providing colour you can walk on.
# what is your design philosophy?
I have a real passion for things that are beautiful. I like to connect things – everything is already there, but the art connects it all. This gives me ideas for holistic spatial concepts for people at home and at work. Foyers, hotels, shopping malls, office buildings, stations, airports – anything is possible when you see floors, walls and ceilings as part of one big idea.
# where are the best places to have art on floor?
Basically, any space which would benefit from being given a touch of individuality. art on floor has the ideal properties for use in busy areas such as apartment blocks, office buildings, schools and even industrial buildings, but I have also designed them for car-parks and swimming pools. Ideally, the surface should be of a decent size – for example 500 square metres – for it to express itself fully. Larger is by no means a problem – I have designed surfaces that are over 6,000 square metres. There is also growing interest among private developers for individual floors – with the right design, art on floor can work just as well on smaller surfaces. The main advantage – apart from the design, of course – is the durability of the floor.
# what is the floor made out of?
The floor, and the work of art laid on it, are both made from a two-component resin. In terms of how it feels to the touch, it is similar to a parquet floor and is pleasant to walk on barefoot. It can be combined with other interior design materials such as rusty iron, worn wood, PVC, parquet, linoleum, concrete and carpet. resin floors are smooth, seamless, hard-wearing, colour-resistant, easy-to-clean and are even suitable for under-floor heating.
# how long does it take to make a floor (depending obviously on the size)?
From the initial inquiry to the laying of the floor usually takes between two and six weeks. This includes discussions with the client / architect, developing the concept, ordering the materials, planning, organisation, and then the actual laying of the floor, which takes in general 3–5 days. But we also use a new type of resin which is both UV-resistant and highly scratchproof. Best of all, it sets very quickly, reducing installation time to just one day!
# how do you actually make art on floor?
First, I need to be briefed with all the important information, namely the room lay-out, surface, usage and colour concept, which I will include in my design for the floor, and also the walls. I then order the materials and finalise the logistics. When we get down to work, my team and I have to go about things very quickly – as soon as the cast resin has been mixed, it has to be laid on the floor in a maximum of 40 minutes, otherwise it starts to harden. First of all, we pour the surface areas, then I wear reinforced boots to get inside the surface and bring my art to life using special watering cans.