Pinewood Studios, the production company for the most recent James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, commissioned Amtico International to provide a dramatic backdrop during a fight scene between Bond and one of his many intended assassins. The product, part of Amtico’s Feel Exclusive stones collection, was chosen for its ability to replicate the look of an aged marble floor but in a more durable resilient flooring material. The inlaid tile starburst pattern is seen as Bond actor Daniel Craig fights off an adversary while rappelling from the ceiling of an Italian Art Gallery.
According to Quantum of Solace’s supervising art director, Chris Lowe, “The floor was pre-laid onto base boards by a flooring contractor off site, then carried in and laid in segments over the course of a day. The floor was struck for the main set on the 007 stage and then re-laid for the re-shoots. I have to say, we noted at the time that we were very relieved that we chose to use Amtico flooring, as other flooring methods would never have lasted the duration of the shoot. It stood up remarkably well and we were delighted by the results.”
David Voll, Amtico senior marketing manager, could not be more pleased with the outcome. “The floor stood up to the abuse of heavy equipment and still looks great in the film. It was the perfect solution for their duel needs for design and durability.”