Star Floors: The Atlas 40
Breaching the heart of Los Angeles, its strings of LED lights illuminate the night: The Intercontinental Downtown at Wilshire Grand Center has become Downtown Los Angeles’ 73-story hub of cultural and culinary delight. Covering itself with near 2.5 miles of LEDs, the LA Times describes the city’s latest attraction as less of a skyscraper and more of a lightsaber.
Not only do kitchen floors need to be slip resistant and durable, but with all of Wilshire Grand’s restaurants located on floors 69-73, construction required flooring to be both safe and sound-absorbent.
Architect AC Martin selected Altro Atlas 40 in color Pewter Grey with our Altro Acoustic underlayment – 4500 square yards’ worth, throughout Wilshire Grand’s restaurant and café kitchens, including the Dekkadance market, Sora sushi and omakase restaurant, WG Café and La Boucherie steakhouse. Taslimi Construction performed the installation.
Altro Atlas 40, a 4mm thick and hardwearing safety floor, resists mechanical damage and chemicals, even shrugging off punctures from dropped utensils. Combined with our Altro Acoustic underlayment, this safety floor gains additional sound insulation, meeting Wilshire Grand’s requirements.