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The William Tuke Research Foundation, UK

Altro provide a speedy solution for community space

Altro Cantata


The William Tuke Research Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation set up in 2020 by Dr. Anamaria Churchman and Danny Whittaker. The Foundation aims to engage in innovative mental health research, education and community outreach projects to improve the standards of mental healthcare. The Foundation focuses in particular on communities where the risks of mental illness are the highest, and for whom access to services that can help are the most difficult or unaffordable.


As part of their outreach projects, the William Tuke Research Foundation wanted to set up a wellbeing and gift shop and café space for the community which offers a social space as well as a base for counselling services. Retail premises were provided to the Foundation rent-free for one year, and for that it needed a flooring solution that would be quick and easy to install, look stylish and be easy to maintain.


To fit within the Foundation’s timescales and cause minimal disruption, an adhesive-free flooring was the best solution. The William Tuke Foundation installed Altro Cantata, an adhesive-free floor with acoustic benefits and comfort underfoot, and a range of designs and colours. Although the project was initially planned to take two days, the adhesive-free installation was completed in just five hours.

Altro Cantata is an adhesive-free floor that creates maximum impact with minimum downtime. It is ideal for busy public spaces where disruption needs to be minimal, and has no associated adhesive odours. Using our award-winning adhesive-free installation method, it can be welded and walked on the same day, and at the end of its life can be removed easily, allowing it to be reused or recycled. Altro Cantata has been designed for your hard-working public areas and is a durable 2.4mm floor with a choice of 17 colour shades. It gives you 14dB impact noise reduction, to quieten busy spaces, plus comfort under foot to help reduce fatigue.

Looks great with:

Altro Orchestra
Altro Whiterock wall designs
Altro Whiterock Satins

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From my initial contact with Altro through to the final installation, I could not fault how helpful and super friendly the team were. They really went above and beyond what I was expecting.

The floor looks fantastic. It has been fitted in a multi-purpose space with gift shop and a café area, and is the perfect solution – quick to install, good-looking and with sustainable credentials too.