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Westmont College

Altro XpressLay solves decades old moisture problem in California hills

Westmont College, founded 1937, is located in Santa Barbara, California. Westmont was included in the U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Top 100 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in the Nation’.

The beautiful campus resides in the hills of Montecito. Water draining down the hillside creates severe hydrostatic moisture conditions in most classrooms of the science building. In fact, Westmont has had extremely high moisture readings for decades because of their location. No flooring products have performed well for them under these conditions, until they decided to try Altro XpressLay.

As a test, 80 square yards were installed in a laboratory in the science building. Westmont was so pleased with the look and performance of Altro XpressLay they asked for additional pricing to refloor the entire facility with Altro XpressLay. Contractor, A.C. Ramirez Floor Coverings, did an outstanding job on the installation of Altro XpressLay for Westmont.

Altro XpressLay is the world’s first adhesive free safety flooring. It’s unique underside emboss allows installation in areas of up to 92% internal relative humidity. The unique construction of Altro XpressLay allows you to weld the same day as installation, remove it and resuse it elsewhere.

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