TO CROWN PLACE IVC’s Moduleo 40 LVT and Isafe 70 heterogeneous vinyl floors have been fitted throughout apartment living areas and bathroom pods of Cardiff’s Crown Place student living complex.

Testament to the thought put into purpose-built student accommodation and providing impressive facilities and a home-from-home feeling for its student residents; Crown Place offers 397 bedrooms over seven floors, as well as a range of social spaces including seven study areas, two cinemas, dining room, gym and lounge with games and servery areas.

Interior design practice, Studio Cwtch, turned to IVC for 5500m2

of apartment

living area and bathroom pod flooring. Using a combination of LVT and safety sheet vinyl, Studio Cwtch has kept a clean, warm and stylish interior for these areas with a floor that can withstand wear and meet the need for an easy maintenance finish.

Sophie Delaney, senior interior designer, Studio Cwtch, said: “We wanted to create a homely feel, but with a grown-up edge, the floor needed to look warm and have an authentic, high-quality feel. Performance was also a high priority – a suitable wear layer was required and being easy to


FOR FASTOP Sherwin-Williams has developed a new pouch format for its FasTop flooring range.

Available to purchase now in Europe and the Middle East, the new FasTop four-pack system provides customers with the relevant pouch colour, universal base and hardener with the appropriate aggregate filler, facilitating quicker and easier installation.

Jeremy Waterhouse, Flooring Product Manager at Sherwin-Williams, commented: “FasTop systems are HACCP accredited and have a great track record. The innovative new pouch packaging offers major time and cost- saving advantages for projects across a

clean was very important. IVC’s floors seem to be a popular choice in student accommodation and I believe this is down to the high-quality aesthetics and cleanliness that they offer.”

For apartment living areas, Studio Cwtch turned to IVC’s Moduleo 40 specification, choosing the rustic wood effect of Country Oak. Featuring a 0.40mm wear layer for commercial levels of performance, Moduleo 40 also benefits from Protectonite, a PUR technology that makes a floor easier to clean and less prone to marks and stains. With an exclusive, high-quality print and textured surface, Moduleo 40 Country Oak is

range of industry sectors with quicker installation times and reduced waste.”

In addition to easier application and time-saving advantages, the FasTop four-pack system ensures long-term floor protection and reduced costs through the use of cementitious urethane resin technology. And with improved compact packaging, customers benefit from reduced product, packaging waste, a cleaner job site with much smaller space needed to store the new system.

an impressively authentic LVT floor that’s an ideal choice for any student accommodation project.

In the bathroom pods, Isafe 70 safety sheet vinyl flooring provides a slip- resistant surface underfoot. Tested in accordance with TRRL 36+, the floor comes with a Hypergrip surface that improves cleanability without altering slip-resistance. Chosen in the striking Bolivia Black Bamboo wood- strip effect, Isafe 70 is available in a broad range of wood, decorative and architectural effects and in two and four-metre widths.

The quick-curing FasTop range is accredited as food safe by The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point agency (HACCP) and is ideal for use in commercial kitchens, as well as heavy- duty traffic areas and chemical and pharmaceutical processing plants. PRODUCTS & SERVICES | 41

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