The Welly Road Early Learning Centre in Mount Barker, South Australia is a welcoming and fully inclusive childcare and kindergarten facility catering to the needs of young families and local communities.

The early learning centre was completely refurbished, with the scope also including the replacement of the existing tired and outdated sheet vinyl flooring throughout the facility. The design team at G8 Childcare sought a suitable flooring solution that would meet all of their requirements for the childcare centre.

The team engaged Asset Flooring to supply a flooring product that would meet these unique specifications. Given the time and budget constraints, a quick and easy-to-install flooring solution was required.

Korlok by Karndean Designflooring was specified for the childcare centre project. By installing directly over the existing sheet vinyl, the design team was able to save time and money on removing the existing floor covering.

Since the learning centre operated 12-hour days to service local families in Mount Barker, shutting down the facility to accommodate the refurbishment was not an option. Korlok’s rigid core allowed the flooring system to be installed directly over the existing floor without having to shut the centre down.

Korlok’s ability to ‘score and snap’ onsite also eliminated the need for messy offsite cutting, allowing installation when the centre was still fully operational. 

Thanks to its 100% PVC core, Korlok is more durable than laminate flooring, which tends to warp and bow when in contact with water and moisture. Korlok’s hard-wearing qualities make it ideal for early learning centres where children have a safe and comfortable space to play, while the staff has peace of mind with a hygienic and easy-to-clean floor.