With a diverse range of products ideally suited for the demanding needs of educational establishments, it is little wonder that more and more schools and colleges are turning to Altro to supply flooring and walling solutions.
At Cumbernauld College near Glasgow, the hair and beauty salon received a flooring makeover with Altro Timbersafe Walnut. Martin Loy from the college comments: The new Altro flooring creates a warm and welcoming environment within the salon. The walnut wood-effect finish looks great, and provides a durable and safe surface for staff, students and visitors.
Craig Liddell from CL Flooring Solutions Ltd says: Altro Timbersafe is perfect for use where safety flooring with a stylish look is required, so suited the salon at Cumbernauld College extremely well. It is easy to install and really looks like real wooden flooring, but with Altros renowned reputation for protecting against slips and trips.
Staff and students at Salesian School in Surrey can eat in safety and style thanks to Altro, who provided a multi-surface refurbishment of the servery and canteen. Mark Riedlinger, site manager at Salesian School, commented: As our students are secondary school age, we wanted to create an environment on par with what they would find in a café or restaurant. With its bold and vibrant selection of colours, Altro Chameleon helped us to create a truly stunning finish totally removed from the cliché of the drab school canteen.
Richard Cairnes from DHP Property Consultants, the architects who designed the new servery, said: It is important to get food safety right within educational establishments, as schools and colleges have a duty of care to the children who attend. Altro Whiterock and Altro Chameleon are perfectly suited for these areas, as they offer excellent hygienic properties that help keep staff and students safe.
Chase High School recently constructed a new science block with 14 labs and three preparation rooms to provide state-of-the-art teaching facilities for its pupils. Altro Mondofutura, a terrazzo style flooring with a PU coating, was specified offering a hard wearing and impact resistant solution. It also provides excellent resistance to burns and chemical spills, making it the perfect choice for daily school lab work.
Acropolis Flooring completed the installation at Chase High School. Ian Wordsworth from the firm commented: These are fully functional labs with a number of ducts and expansion joints run throughout the room. This required intricate cutting and skilled fitting to accommodate these functional details. Altro Mondofutura was the ideal choice of product, as it is flexible and easy to fit, which helped us to deliver a superb finish that the school was very satisfied with.