Church Of Christ, Manurewa, Auckland
"The carpet tiles impressed me with the 1200 x 600 format and the blue flashes are reminiscent of car headlights flashing onto the surface. The blue is a restful colour suitable for the church surroundings - it worked with the pre-cast concrete colour and the upholstery chosen for the chairs. The effect on the floor is of a dynamic movement working with the flow of people through the entry toward the auditorium. A practical, easy to care for colour selection.
The washed-look wood grain vinyl planks are a good looking selection for the heavy use areas where food is often present. The clean up after a catering event has already been commented on by the client that the vinyl tile is easy to restore. I particularly liked the lighter washed out grain which worked with the lighter colours in the hall.
The wave effect tiles at the front of the church are my favourite. I selected these for my bathroom renovation at my beach house as well. The waveform and sandy colours were the perfect link that 'talked to' the surroundings. For the church stage backdrop, the 3D tiles produce a delightful texture that is a stunning background for selected colouring from the powerful LED floor lights. The church uses these on special occasions such as Easter or Christmas presentations."
- Wayne Houston, Architect
Products used: Shaw carpet tile 18x36 Overlay in Motion colour; Podium XXL vinyl tile in Evergreen Oak Pearl and Venis Ona ceramic wall tile in Blanco.
Architect/Designer: Houston Architects
Contractor/Installer: Hills Commercial Floors