In the world of hospitality and beyond, form always meets function. Resorts are thereby tasked with a huge responsibility – they have to be equal parts functional and equal parts appealing. Since resorts have certain spaces such as the open courtyards, reception lobbies, the grand entrance, and the dining areas which witness high footfall, it can be really hard to keep up. This is largely because the devil is in the details. When the stunning aesthetic of the resort is contrasted by missing or broken tiles, mold, bad/dirty grouting, the reputation of the resort is most likely going to go for a toss and lead to a slew of bad reviews and consecutively bad business. All these problems are common in high traffic areas of the resort as much as they are in wet areas such as washrooms and swimming pools.
There is one solution toall these probelms : the SP-100 Tile Joint by MYK LATICRETE. Traditional cement-based grout doesn’t offer superior resistance to heavy usage and the accompanying dust/dirt, chemicals, and water.But the tile joint, with its stain, water and germ resistant properties quashes all these issues. It works with a range of stones and tiles, and particularly holds up well in water logged or wet areas such as bathrooms and pools. Not only does it avoid expensive re-grouting due to short-term results, something that is common with traditional tile joints, it is also a smart way of enhancing and retaining the visual nuances with its range of colors and its color fastness property.
Case in point: The Cheval Blanc Randheli Resort in the Maldives, an exclusive hideaway from the Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy group. With well-being woven into the fiber of this luxurious resort, the spa and sauna and a 12.5-meter-long swimming pool are amongst the most important relaxation options offered there. MYK LATICRETE’s proven success and history with such prestigious projects drew the attention of the project managers and we were entrusted to supply spa and water body systems.
MYK LATICRETE SP-100 tile joint was used in the spa and water bodies to ensure the tile-joints don’t get tainted and are free from fungal and bacterial growth. In the pool, it was exclusively used for grouting Black Lime Stone in the suspended swimming pool across an area of 156 sq. mt. Since the product is engineered to have a strong chemical-resistance, it worked well in an environment which was heavy on water treatment and prone to pH imbalance and delamination from movement. Owing to its solid credentials in terms of flexibility and strength, it accommodates differential movement that comes with moisture expansion and shrinkage drying in these spaces.
With the competition of such a prestigious project MYK LATICRETE added yet another feather in its cap of successful installations. It aims to continue innovating and providing best-in-class products for the design and construction industry.