A King’s Lynn swimming centre that has almost a quarter of a million visits each year has revamped its viewing area with the help of Tarkett flooring.
The 100sqm area of the Norfolk St James’ Swimming and Fitness Centre, which includes catering facilities and vending machines, has been installed in Tarkett’s iD Inspiration 70 luxury vinyl tiles (LVT).
The installation was carried out by Featherby Flooring, also based in the town, and users and staff at the centre are delighted with the finish.
The company has never used Tarkett flooring before – but managing director Dean Featherby says they certainly will from now on.
Dean said: “We came across Tarkett’s LVT range and really liked the look of it, so we thought we’d give it a go. We opted for iD Inspiration 70 in Antik Oak and the client is overjoyed with the result. We loved the product too – it lays really well. The way it’s cut gives a consistent accuracy, and the ease of keeping the planks true is the best we’ve seen from any LVT.”
Featherby Flooring now plans to use Tarkett LVT in the future and has already lined up a 300sqm residential role for the product in a large executive house.
St James’ centre manager Lucy Mellish confirmed that she is delighted with the new-look floor.
“Our centre has been open for 40 years, and we have 240,000 people through our doors each year, so we were keen to keep it up to date,” she said. “The floor looks lovely – we’ve had lots of good comments.”
Manufactured with a 0.70mm transparent PVC wear layer, the flooring is hard-wearing so ideal for areas that experience heavy footfall – like sports centres.
Steve Urwin, Tarkett’s UK marketing manager, said it was good to hear such praise for the LVT range.
“We introduced the iD Inspiration 70 range to the market back in 2013 and it has proved hugely popular across a variety of sectors,” he said. “It is one of the few products on the UK market which is manufactured in Europe and we take the greatest care in manufacturing and cutting it - not only does this make it easy to put down but it produces a fabulous finish. As Featherby Flooring is finding out, it’s a highly versatile product that is perfectly at home in both commercial and residential settings.”
Tarkett’s LVT range is environmentally friendly being 100% recyclable, and includes a minimum 48% recycled content.
VOC emissions are also below quantifiable levels, contributing to an optimal indoor air quality.