University of Toronto Mississauga

Dining hall gets a refresh with Altro Lavencia

Altro Lavencia

The University of Toronto, Mississauga, a campus of the University of Toronto, is located in Mississauga, Ontario. UTM is set on the valley of the Credit River, approx. 30 kilometres west of downtown Toronto. It is the 2nd largest campus of the University in terms of enrollment.

It was built on the former estate of Reginald Watkins, which was acquired by the University of Toronto in 1965 and in 2007, it celebrated its 40th anniversary. It houses over 1400 students in residence and has many spaces to study and socialize including the Oscar Peterson Residence Colman Commons dining hall. The residence was opened in 2007 and named after international jazz legend and long-time Mississauga resident, Oscar Peterson. The dining hall was originally opened in 2008 and was in need of a refresh and expansion to accommodate increased student usage.

Altro Maxis safety flooring was used in the kitchen area of the original project and has continued to perform over the years. The design goals for the renovation and expansion included refreshing some of the original millwork, additional Altro safety floor in the food market area as well as selecting dining area flooring that was easy to maintain. The students’ input of wanting an inviting and more adult space to spend their time in, was important in selecting finishes for the space to create “their living room” away from home.

Altro Lavencia luxury vinyl wood plank was chosen in Laurel Oak and installed over two phases and completed in the fall of 2014 by C.J. Duguid Flooring Ltd.

Altro Lavencia provides attractive designs that are easy to maintain and install. Whether it’s looks, durability or life cycle costs that concern you most, smooth delivers on every count. Altro’s smooth flooring ranges are suitable for a wide array of application areas. Altro Lavencia offers you amazingly realistic visuals in an array of
sizes and finishes. With both glue down and adhesive free ranges available, odds are we have exactly what you had in mind.

Great looks aside, Altro Lavencia’s outstanding performance is just what you expect from Altro. High quality luxury vinyl planks and tiles specifically constructed to handle the tolls of commercial environments.

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