When the Capitol Tiles Group wanted to refurbish their main trade counter in Coventry, they looked to Tarkett to provide the flooring solution. Tarketts new Safetred Spectrum safety tiles proved quick and easy to install in the limited space, remaining flexible and easy to work with despite the cold weather. The tile format also meant a chequerboard design could be easily achieved.
Richard Davis, Director at Capitol Tiles Group explained the choice: The trade counter at our Capitol Flooring division needed a heavy-duty safety floor to cope with the volume and variety of foot traffic, from high heels to builders boots, and Tarketts new Safety Tile was the ideal solution. The winter conditions have proved a good test and were absolutely delighted with it. Its had a lot of praise from our customers too.
One local headmistress was very impressed with the tile format as she found that traditional safety flooring, sold on rolls, restricted her opportunities for creating patterns and borders on a limited budget. Tarketts safety tile overcomes this issue while also reducing installation waste, helping schools achieve environmental targets.
Tarketts Safetred Spectrum safety tiles are 500 x 500mm each and come packaged in boxes of 16, giving up to 4m2 of coverage. They are lightweight, less bulky to work with and easier to store and carry. Individual tiles are more stable and easy to cut to the desired shape, with no welding required, saving time and reducing waste.
As with all of Tarketts Safetred ranges, the new tiles feature the Tarkett Safety Clean PUR surface protection, providing improved stain resistance and reduced cleaning costs. With an R10 slip resistance rating, tiles are manufactured to EN13845 ensuring slip performance is sustained throughout the products life.
The new tiles feature a backing made from recycled flooring. This not only increases dimensional stability, but also reduces the products environmental impact by minimising the use of natural raw materials and recycling old flooring that may otherwise have gone to landfill.
Safetred Spectrum tiles are available in 9 colour options, each designed to complement any interior environment. The tile format offers architects and specifiers greater freedom to create detailed designs, even in small areas, as different colours can be mixed and matched.