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Interiors


Eye-catching carpets for Chester University


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AWSON Carpet Solutions has supplied carpet tiles to Chester University which have given the main


buildings an attractive facelift. Chester selected Rawson’s new product


“Dash” and one of its Heritage ranges “Freeway”. The tiles are claimed to exceptionally


durable and are supplied with a series of eye-catching yet subtle colourways which add to the pleasing nature of the space. In addition, areas were completed using another of Rawson’s recent designs, “Laserlight”, which is similar to Dash but with a chequer plate aesthetic. Brendan Molloy, a manager in Chester


Strathclyde library entrance gets new flooring


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HE Andersonian Library, located in the Curran building at the University of Strathclyde, is a public facility for


thousands of students and staff across Glasgow’s universities. After years of heavy footfall, the original carpet that was fitted in the reception area and corridors of the library was fast deteriorating and becoming a trip hazard. Dawn McNeil, Building Surveyor at the


University of Strathclyde, said: “When we saw the carpet starting to fail within the entrance level, we knew that we needed a new flooring solution which would stand up to the high levels of traffic, yet also able to retain its aesthetics in years to come. What’s more, as it’s a busy library, it was important for us that the flooring was also easy to clean, as the floors are very prone to food and drink spillages. “We met with Kay Kerr, Business Area


Manager at Forbo who showed us the unique Flotex Triad planks range and explained the many benefits of the hybrid product. We really liked the geometrical designs of the collection, as they were quite funky and different. And as the shape of the Curran building itself is quite unusual, the actual plank format of the range provided us with freedom to create a unique flooring scheme to match the building. “We chose a dark grey and green


colour scheme to complement the current


colour strategy of the Curran. The interior of the main entrance of the building possesses a lot of greens so we wanted there to be an evident link between the public areas.” Approximately 600sqm of Flotex Triad


planks was installed in the entrance level of the Andersonian Library. A mix of the Steel and Green Line colourways were fitted across the floor surface, with bursts of Green, to create a customised and striking pattern. The unique dense construction of


Flotex combines the warmth, acoustics and underfoot comfort of a textile with the durability and cleaning properties of a resilient flooring. Holding the prestigious Allergy UK Seal of Approval means allergens are trapped within the carpet’s densely packed flocked pile, thereby reducing the number of allergens in the atmosphere. It is also phthalate free, contributing to a better indoor environment. Dawn continued: “The students, staff


and visitors are really happy with the new floor; it is already proving that it is capable of dealing with the high traffic of the library and we are confident that it will stand the test of time.”


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University’s Facilities Department, said: “We specified Rawson carpet tiles because of their durability.” Rawson’s product range includes BRE


A+ individually assessed products, which deliver environmental benefits. And it now also provides digital printed acoustic wall solutions.


www.rawsoncarpetsolutions.co.uk


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