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Entrance/reception areas

Floors

This area has a variety of functions: it’s an office space, a waiting room and, as the first area of the school that parents and visitors see, a room that represents the school’s ethos. First impressions count here and, as a work space, it needs to be a calm oasis in the surrounding bustle. As most people in this area will be coming in from outside, the risk of walked in rainwater, and therefore a slip, is high, so a safety floor will protect students, staff and visitors from slips.

Altro Wood Comfort combines a natural, homely look with safety. In addition, it offers 14dB impact sound reduction, helping prevent constant footsteps disturbing office staff. With 12 shades to choose from, including different plank widths and a bamboo-look fine-line design, it coordinates with Altro Wood and Altro Wood adhesive-free. This means you can run the same shade through several rooms, choosing the technical performance you need for each one.

In this well-used, busy space, downtime will be an issue. To reduce disruption, consider Altro Wood adhesive-free which can halve installation time. No adhesive means no associated odors – ideal in a space where people work. 100% recyclable pre and post-installation, it contributes to reducing the environmental impact of customer specifications.

Walls

This is the first space students, parents and visitors will experience, so everything here has an opportunity to reflect the school’s values and standards.

Altro Whiterock Digiclad enables a school to put its own stamp on a main space. Choose from the school logo, images of students past or present or local landmarks to inspire knowledge and pride - the possibilities are endless. In addition to photos or art, this walls system can be used to support wayfinding, featuring signage or instructions. Altro Whiterock Digiclad is durable and scratch-resistant, ensuring the walls look good long-term.
 

General circulation areas

Floors

These spaces can be noisy as students move from one space to another, so impact sound reduction is welcome here, reducing distraction for those still concentrating.

Altro Orchestra offers 15dB impact sound reduction, reducing the sound of footsteps, but its excellent resistance to residual indentation ensures the floor copes with rolling carts and chairs. Altro Easyclean Technology helps ensure that the floor can be cleaned easily and retain its looks longer.

Downtime could be an issue in a space that is in constant use. Altro Cantata is a soft-look adhesive-free floor that offers 14dB impact sound reduction. Installation is half that of a traditionally adhered floor: you can weld and walk the same day, even over fresh concrete. There are no rucks or movement when down, and at the end of its life the entire floor can be uplifted and reused or recycled.
 

Walls

School corridors and general circulation areas need to withstand knocks and bumps, reducing the need for regular repairs and refurbishing. An area that students, staff and visitors will see as soon as they come into the school, the walls play a major role in first impressions, and need to look good long-term.
 
Dense, impervious and resistant to bumps, Altro Whiterock Matte provides crucial durability in these settings, and its lightly textured surface helps to camouflage scrapes and surface damage that can result from sudden impact.