Adhesive-free floorcoverings from Polyflor’s SimpLay Loose Lay vinyl tile collection have been installed in the Avril Robarts Learning Resource Centre at Liverpool John Moores University.
The 24/7 facility is a valuable student resource that houses books and online catalogues for a number of faculties, while offering additional services including learner support, enrolment, student finance and counselling.
The SimpLay tiles in Limed Concrete and Black Concrete were installed by Rowelay Flooring Ltd of Bootle and incorporate a sweeping walkway design. They were specified because they allow easy access to the sub floor services and could be installed directly over the existing floor, ensuring minimum downtime and disruption to students.
“Loose lay vinyl tiles were the ideal solution for this particular flooring project,” explains George Gardiner, minor works project manager at Liverpool John Moores University.
“The Avril Robarts Centre is an important area for students and we needed a floorcovering that we could install quickly, with as little disruption as possible, and that could be lifted up for access to services under the floor. The product also delivers the resilience and maintenance benefits required of a high foot traffic area.”
Featuring a 5mm gauge and 0.7 wearlayer, SimpLay meets the demands of the toughest commercial spaces while offering the flexibility to highlight specific floor areas and easily change the floor design if required.
The product features a PU surface treatment to assist ongoing maintenance and reduce life cycle cleaning costs.
SimpLay allows access to underfloor heating and cabling while the thicker gauge facilitates a 9dB sound impact reduction, an added benefit for offices, educational environments and multi-level commercial buildings.