Flowpoint used at world’s largest shopping mall

Instarmac International’s partner in Dubai, Tanseeq LLC, have supplied world-renowned flowpoint grout as part of a nine-storey extension at The Dubai Mall – the world’s largest shopping mall.


The 140,000 sq. ft. extension, Dubai Mall Zabeel, is a shopping oasis including delicious dining options, 63 new retail stores as well as an additional 3,000 car parking spaces.

The Challenge

Part of this exciting development involved installing 1,600sqm of paving at the front of Dubai Mall Zabeel to create an attractive and inviting walkway. The Dubai Mall welcomes 80 million visitors every year, and with an additional 20 million visitors expected in the forthcoming year, it was imperative that the materials chosen to install the paving would be able to withstand this constant heavy trafficking.

Dubai is famous for its humidity and hot temperatures, and Jacobs, the Consultants working on the Zabeel project, needed a paving grout that would excel in a hot climate and have a quick set time so as not to hinder the project’s completion.

The Solution

Instarmac International’s partner, Tanseeq LLC, supplied UltraScape flowpoint tropical to satisfy Jacobs requirements for performance and programme, which was then utilised to grout 1,600sqm of granite paving.

Forming part of the UltraScape Mortar Paving System, flowpoint tropical has been independently tested to British Standard 7533 and has been developed over a number of years to provide a durable finish which will not crack or stain, even in desert climates.

UltraScape flowpoint tropical is a flowable grout which allows for large areas of paving to be grouted quickly and with ease. Available in 25kg bags, flowpoint tropical is used to grout joints from 5mm to 50mm and as deep as 200mm in one application.

What’s more, flowpoint tropical has a design life of 40 years, can receive foot traffic in 1 hour and vehicular traffic in as little as 4 hours – ideal for projects where delays are not an option, such as this one.

UltraScape flowpoint tropical is available in two beautiful colours – Natural Grey and Charcoal – the latter of which was used at this prestigious site.

The Results

“We were delighted with the performance and finish of flowpoint tropical. Getting products to work in extremely high temperatures can sometimes be problematic but the hot climate wasn’t an issue for flowpoint tropical.” Jacobs.

UltraScape flowpoint tropical is available throughout the UAE through Tanseeq LLC. To contact Tanseeq please call +971 (04) 361 7199 or visit tanseeqllc.com.

For further information on flowpoint tropical and the other materials that make up UltraScape’s Mortar Paving System, please contact Instarmac International’s sales team by emailing international@instarmac.com or calling +44 (0) 1827 254402.

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