The Shard: Floors
From ceramic floor tiles to vinyl floors and external decking, a list of products specified in Renzo Piano’s tower
The offices in the lower section of the Shard have composite floor decks and the hotel and apartments on the upper floors have post-tensioned slabs. The spire structure on the upper levels is entirely steel. The mechanical systems do no rely on under-floor plenums and displacement ventilation.
Floor finishes will form part of the fit-out works for the offices, the hotel and the restaurant, but Renzo Piano Building Workshop is responsible for the design of the floors in the office lobbies, the lift cars and the landlord areas and specified access floors in certain areas such as IT rooms. Toilets have raised floors rather than screeds, which reduces loading. Some of the back of house areas, such as IT rooms have access floors.
The main external public viewing area on the 72nd floor has timber decking and an additional viewing area is proposed above this, with extruded aluminium decking.
Grant Bannatyne, architect, Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Ceramic floor tiles in office toilets
Royal Mosa ‘Quartz’ range
External decking to upper service levels
Cross-cut extruded aluminium profile
Flooring in public areas and office toilets cubicles
Pale European oak
Raised access floors in back of house areas
Kingspan Access Floors RMG 600
Vinyl floor finishes to back of house areas
Altro Classic 25
Blackbutt, Eucalyptus moluccana
Isocrete Self Level Plus with Arbo Adshead Ratcliffe Arbomeric MP10 sealant on Isocrete primer
Epoxy resin flooring plant rooms
Sikafloor 161primer, 91base coat and 264 Sealer to station loading dock, all by Sika
ICI Paints Glidden Floor Paint