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Top marks for National Flooring at Arthur Mellows Village College

Posted 15th April 2010.

With the Target Capital Project well under way to improve schools amenities, Arthur Mellows Village College in Peterborough decided to enhance the schools facilities by creating a new science, media and IT facility. The school called on local company, National Flooring to provide, decorative yet durable resin floors for a variety of areas within the new development as well as within the existing building. The project was funded by a Target Capital Project grant and the Local Authority.

Having previously worked within educational establishments, National Flooring was aware of the functional characteristics that are required for a flooring system, as well as the creative and decorative requirements used to create a stimulating learning environment. After comprehensive consultations and meetings, National Flooring was confident that the range of resin systems they provide would ensure that a suitable system could be specified to match all of their requirements.

The installations, which first took place in the extension for the new facility, were followed by installations in the existing building where the existing Granwood floors had become worn. The Degafloor systems have a unique bonding process, which allowed National Flooring to install over the top of the existing floor. As a result, precious time and money were saved on having to remove the well adhered Granwood floors and the installation of a polymer screed.

The Degafloor Flake system, which was installed over 5000sqm, provides an ideal alternative to vinyl sheet and carpets. The seamless systems do not exhibit weak spots that can often occur at grouted joints or seams, therefore reducing the overall lifetime maintenance costs. The durability of the system is well suited under high levels of foot traffic. The system also offers exceptional flexibility in terms of aesthetics, and working closely with National Flooring, Arthur Mellows were able to create a range of bespoke finishes exactly suited to their requirements.

The Degafloor Flake system was installed in a wide range of areas including, over 35 classrooms, offices, reception area, corridors, general purpose rooms and the main hall. Using different colour combinations and stainless steels trims for demarcation, it was possible to create unique and innovative designs.

For areas where enhanced slip resistance was required, National Flooring installed the Degafloor FB system. The system, which is scattered with aggregates and sealed provides exceptional slip resistance even in wet or oily conditions. This system which was used for stairways, kitchens and toilets, provides enhanced protection against slips and trips in wet or potentially dangerous areas.

Working closely with Arthur Mellows and the main contractors, National Flooring were able to complete each stage by preparing and installing the floors with minimal disruption. The Degafloor systems cure fully within two hours of installation, meaning the projects which ran on short timescales and often in school holiday periods, could be completed efficiently allowing other trades to continue shortly after.

Gary Wentworth from Arthur Mellows Village College comments, The Degafloor system provides a very durable and attractive floor that enhances the appearance of the College environment. National Flooring has been very responsive, reacting and adhering to tight dead lines. Floors in key areas have been laid out of normal hours minimising disruption in a busy College. The high quality, hard wearing floors are more easily cleaned than other alternatives.

For further information please contact us on 01778 343670.