Theatres, museums

A challenge to many museums: making sure the public's attention is focused on the exhibition. Creating spaces that do not dominate. Flooring, walls, ceilings that stand out at most because of their discreetness. A combination of design and durability. Shuffling feet, millions a year. A full house. The theatre. Rows of seats, sometimes movable, so an extra burden to the floor. The theatre has several ‘stages’: flooring in the lounge and foyer. Appearance, colour, atmosphere. A party after a successful opening night. Applause.

Expert knowledge of flooring materials and their application brings Bolidt into contact with:

Museum of Modern Art
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
Madame Tussaud

No matter how individual the design, the trick is not to let the immediate environment attract too much attention. The visitor wants to be able to concentrate on work being displayed; this means creating areas that do not dominate. The transition from Bolidtop synthetic floor finishes to the wall finish is seamless.

A museum has to consider differences in load: people shuffling across the floor, turning on their feet, which works like sandpaper on the floor finish; even in places where visitors literally stand still for longer periods to admire a work of art, there is a question of a more intensive mechanical load. It goes without saying that these floors are easy to maintain: Bolidt realizes that maintenance costs recur every day. Theatre attendance brings in a lot of people and the floor has to endure a great deal: all kind of shoes, walking, turning, standing, cigarette ends, chewing gum, cola… A floor has to be able to withstand it all. Bolidt has synthetic floors for the foyer and reception area where, in addition to durability, appearance, colour and atmosphere are also important. And floors for areas with other requirements of use: floors for the theatre restaurant with its own kitchen, with attention to hygiene and maintenance; floors for the technical and logistics areas with internal transport and heavy mechanical loads, the cloakroom and the corridors, where it comes down to noise reduction and simple maintenance.

For every question, a specific floor solution.

Bolidt has a worldwide experience in theatres and museums. Succesfully we are working for:

Groninger Museum
Musée des Arts Modernes, Nice
Galerie Campo
Afrika Museum
Drents Museum
Joods Historisch Museum

Kröller Möller Museum
Museum Booymans van Beuningen
Provincie Museum voor Fotografie
Zuiderzee Museum
Van Gogh Museum
Kunsthal Rotterdam
Nederlandse Omroep Bedrijven

Many different flooring systems apply to theatres and museums; from coatings with a thickness of 100 µ up to synthetic systems of 10 mm. Prices depend greatly on the size of the surface and the choice of system.

For a 1,000 m² prices range between € 15 per m² for a thin functional coating and € 90 per m² for an exceptionally high quality, state-of-the-art flooring system.

To give you a more specific insight into our price structure, we invite you for a consultation to determine the most appropriate system for your space.

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