United Kingdom

United Kingdom


St John's Primary School, UK

Used once and re-used – Altro XpressLay gets second life

Altro XpressLay


A global sporting event, held in London in 2012, had the aim to be the greenest games ever held. With sustainable development, reducing carbon and zero waste as key objectives, the design team specified Altro XpressLay throughout the event sporting arenas. Owing to the floors re-use potential, after use it was gifted to St John’s Primary School in Kent who needed a new floor for their ‘Corridor of Champions’.


Installed without adhesive, when the sports event was over Altro XpressLay was easily removed and re-used elsewhere. As the floor had once supported sporting heroes it was the perfect fit for the bold and colourful entrance area and corridor, which uses colourful imagery inspired by a world map on the floors and walls.


Altro XpressLay is a carbon saving solution, which can be installed over an existing floor covering or on fresh concrete solution. It is fully recyclable, and can be easily removed and re-used – as it has been at St John’s. In addition to the flooring, Altro Whiterock Chameleon™ wall cladding was used in the school’s reception area. It provides a water-tight, wipe-clean, smooth and durable surface, and is perfect for feature walls. St John’s has made the most of the bold colour palette by having the school badge digitally printed onto the walls.

Altro award-winning, adhesive-free sustainable floors now feature new ranges offering you enhanced comfort underfoot and greater impact sound reduction, together with a whole new range of benefits including more colour and wood design options, giving complete flexibility for your differing application areas. Our adhesive-free floors reduce installation time and are 100% recyclable.

Altro Whiterock Chameleon is bold and glossy, yet durable and hygienic and offers all the benefits of an Altro Whiterock sheet.

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The installation has changed the school beyond recognition and has given the pupils the opportunity to tread the same floor as [world-class athletes], which is so inspirational for them.