After 28 years, the Amtico flooring installed at London's Royal Academy of Music was still in perfect condition. So, when its sub-floor began to crumble and refurbishment was unavoidable, Amtico was the first choice to provide a replacement.
In the early 1990s, the venue underwent an interior renovation which saw its main lower-floor corridor fitted with stylish wood-effect Amtico flooring.
A classic Stripwood laying pattern was used to complement Amtico's warmly-toned Washed Teak, while richly-hued Dark Walnut in a bevelled Diamond pattern was used to visually segment the long, linear space.
The subfloor beneath wasn't so durable, so the venue decided to choose new Amtico to take its place.
John Gowing, Maintenance Officer for the Royal Academy of Music said: “ The main objective was to choose replacement flooring that would once again last for decades to come, naturally we couldn't install anything but Amtico.”
“It was important for the end-result to be in keeping with the Academy's prominence, so we chose to continue the traditional look of wood grain in the Stripwood pattern.”
“One of the key differences was the inlay of parquet within the Diamond Border, which gives an element of the heritage of the building. "
The Royal Academy of Music's logo was also crafted by Amtico's in-house creative team using advanced cutting and CAD.
The logo is made from Amtico Dark Walnut and Washed Teak to complement the Bevelled Diamond Border and create a memorable impression in the grand space.
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