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When a busy hospital required a quick change for one of its main corridors, Altro’s new Cantata range proved the ideal solution.


The first adhesive-free flooring from Altro for areas with a low slip-risk, Altro Cantata, is already demonstrating its capabilities at Warrington Hospital, providing a tough time- and cost-saving solution in a busy non-clinical corridor.


Lee Bushell, the hospital’s Acting Head of Capital Projects, said: “The service corridor is an area that gets an enormous amount of traffic as it’s in constant use during the day.


“Aſter many years of this treatment, the existing vinyl flooring was really showing the strain. It looked tired, scruffy and we needed to find a hardwearing, affordable long-term solution that could be laid with minimal disruption in this busy area.


“We have a very good relationship with Altro, and their flooring is proving very successful elsewhere in the hospital, so we asked them to have a look at the corridor and give us some guidance.


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“They suggested we use their new Altro Cantata flooring because it could be laid straight down onto the existing flooring without adhesive, which would mean a fast installation.”


New Altro Cantata is a decorative, adhesive-free flooring that creates maximum impact with minimum downtime. Using Altro’s award-winning adhesive-free installation method, it can be welded and walked on the same day and removed easily at the end of its life, allowing it to be reused or recycled. It can handle the traffic of busy areas and is a long-term solution that will look good for years to come.


It is ideal for busy public spaces where disruption needs to be minimal, such as hospitals, schools and general circulation areas, with the durability needed for medium to high traffic areas. Plus, there are no associated adhesive odours. Altro Cantata’s 16 soſt-


look shades, which range from subtle naturals to beautifully vivid tones, allow you to create just the right colour scheme or tone.


Lee continued: “I must admit I was sceptical that Altro Cantata would be able to meet our needs, but I am very pleased that I have been proved wrong, and it has been perfect for us in so many ways.


“There was a very short window for installation, because the corridor is in use until 7pm, but the process went very smoothly and was completed in just one night. A floorcovering that needs adhesive would have taken three to four days to fit. Altro Cantata has delivered a massive saving in cost, and the corridor was back in full use the next morning.”


When speaking of the floor handling foot and wheeled traffic, Lee said: “It is standing up to the demands well with no signs of movement, bubbling or rippling, which proves it truly is a long-


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