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Loughborough University Office Refit

Loughborough University Office Refit

Challenge

Areas in constant use by students and staff

Liaising with the University to organise the works to be undertaken with minimum disruption to the day to day running of the building.

Solution

The University was looking to use strong accent colour in their décor and had chosen the colour green, which they were using for feature walls and desk dividers. Their existing carpet was Forbo Tessera Alignment in a grey colour throughout. To continue the green accent colour into the floor we agreed with the University to create walkways using the same range of carpet tiles but choosing the colour Sphere which had strong green accents, perfect for this area.

It was agreed with the University to carry out the installation of floor coverings to the staircases one at a time. We closed of access to the top and bottom of the one of the stairs while we undertook the installation. This enabled the students and staff to continue to access the building via the other staircase and minimise disruption. The stairs had old ceramic tiles installed on all treads risers and returns. We used a rapid setting mortar to remove the grout lines and create a smooth surface for the new carpet tiles. Forbo Tessera Alignment tiles were used again to continue the design from the reception office. The colour chosen for the staircases was Nucleus. To contrast with the floor covering Gradus XT nosings were fitted to each of the treads with a Glacier coloured insert. In addition we fitted a Gradus TAXT side trims down the exposed adage of the stairway creating a very neat finish. Once we completed the first stairway we opened it up to use and closed of the next stairway to complete the installation.

The overall completed job created a very contemporary feel which complemented the décor and was all completed with minimum disruption to the students and staff.

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