Refurbishment success for Gerflor’s Attraction® at Mary Immaculate School

Mary Immaculate Flooring Solutions

Over 360m2 of Attraction interlocking tiles have been installed in the main assembly hall at Mary Immaculate High School, Wales. The refurbishment innovation was a fast-track solution that saved the End User install time and the costly expense of removing the existing Granwood floor. The final interior looks absolutely stunning and is fit for purpose for the various needs of the education establishment.

Mary Immaculate High School is a Roman Catholic comprehensive school located in Wenvoe, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. Despite being in the Vale of Glamorgan, the school is administered as part of the Cardiff local education authority and mainly educates children from the city. In 2002 the school moved to new purpose-built accommodation and in September 2013, the school celebrated its 50-year anniversary of Catholic education on the school site.

The recent refurbishment of their main assembly hall required the highest standards in terms of design and world class products. Delivering an outcome that would be both visually stunning and practical for an extremely busy school was a challenge well-met by Cardiff-based Trefoil Interiors, who turned to international flooring specialist Gerflor to supply 360m2 of their high-performing fast track interlocking Attraction flooring. Trefoil Interiors specialise in complete interior fit-out projects, with extensive experience in modular, traditional construction, dilapidations, design, 3D visualising, refurbishment, furniture, and project management at both local and national levels.

Peter Incledon, Senior Estimator at Trefoil Interiors commented, “we have worked with the school in the past, so it was a natural step for them to come back to us for support with their refurbishment project. We collaborated with the client to agree on a fit for purpose solution that would stand up to the numerous activities their assembly hall has to endure. We chose Gerflor’s Attraction flooring tiles as it can be easily overlayed on a Granwood composite floor.

This would save our client the time, cost and mess involved with taking up the existing Granwood floor. After speaking with our Gerflor representative we were confident in the Attraction product, as it has been successfully installed in several other locations where an existing Granwood floor required a fast track covering solution.”

Regarding colour choices Peter Incledon went on to further say, “the headmaster at the school chose Brooklyn from the Attraction range because it was aesthetically pleasing, the colour and design was perfect for the educational setting and the environment they wished to create and maintain.”

Tony Thorne, Sales & Specification Manager, Gerflor commented, “I am absolutely delighted to have worked on this project alongside Trefoil Interiors. This project has been a great success for such a prestigious educational facility”.

Gerflor’s Attraction® range is a perfect solution for renovation, it is a fast track loose lay vinyl tile with interlocking edges which allows for rapid installation and replacement. This permits the area to remain open and provides a clean installation with no adhesive or dust. A two-person team can install up to 200m² in 8 hours, that is four times faster than most conventional tiles and can be installed on a sub floor with minimal preparation. With a Protecsol® 2 surface treatment it requires minimal ongoing maintenance and is an exceptionally durable solution suitable for heavy traffic applications in a host of sectors. There are 21 colourways, 6 of which are new and inspired by the ‘Big Apple’ including Harlem Soft, Brooklyn, Times Square and Central Park through to Queens Soft and Piazza. There are also 4 designs which allows you to mix and match colours and designs. With excellent slip-resistant properties and a R10 rating it’s a popular choice for high footfall areas

Peter Incledon went on to further comment, “we specified Gerflor flooring on this occasion, as we have always found the company to be an extremely reliable manufacturer who supply high-quality innovative products. Their Attraction flooring tiles are extremely easy to install and keep clean as long as their maintenance guidelines are followed, we can also easily replace tiles as and when required in the blink of an eye for building refurbishments.”

Peter Incledon ended by saying, “we always recommend Gerflor flooring whenever we can, we trust their tried and tested solutions for all markets.”

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