A new generation 2.5mm safety flooring from Altro Safety Flooring was specified for the art workshops at Worcester Sixth Form College.

Installers Concept Flooring specified Altro Unity safety flooring for the application as it provided additional thickness for the heavy duty area.

Concept Flooring’s Norman Dyer explained that the client’s brief sought a heavy duty flooring solution, which could withstand the heavy use of the art workshops as well as spillages and staining. The additional 0.5mm in Altro Unity gives the extra resilience needed for certain environments compared to most 2mm safety floors. Confident that the product would meet their client's requirements, Concept Flooring recommended Altro Unity for the application.

Altro Unity delivers long-lasting slip resistance and also offers excellent performance in areas subjected to constant dirt. The safety floor’s ability to withstand point loading helps to resist unsightly indentations from classroom tables and chairs.

Concept Flooring installed over 100m² of the product in the colour 'Runway' to complement the artwork display on the walls.

College Site Manager Chris Hart is already benefitting from the extra reassurance and durability afforded by Altro Unity’s 2.5mm safety flooring.

According to Chris Hart, the college runs a number of AS/A level courses in art and design, subjecting the floors and surfaces in their art workshops to frequent use. The workshops previously featured 2mm flooring, which had to be replaced after five years due to heavy wear with all the paint and glue spills.

He noted that the Altro Easyclean Maxis PUR technology in Altro Unity contributed to easy cleaning and maintenance, in addition to excellent colour retention.

Altro wood-look safety flooring has also been installed on the stairs as part of the college's wider programme of internal improvements. This true wood-look, sparkle-free safety flooring creates a welcoming yet practical environment and, like all Altro safety flooring, also meets strict European VOC emission standards.

Image: Altro Unity safety flooring in the colour 'Runway' at the workshop