The floor in the main communal areas at The Lawns, a family-run care home in Quedgley, Gloucestershire, was starting to look tired and the manager, Anna Carrier, was worried about infection control, hygiene and cleaning issues. The care home decided the floor needed to be replaced and need to consider a floor that retained the building’s originality and looked warm and homely. It also needed to make the residents feel at ease in their environment whilst also taking into consideration their sensitivity to odours and disruption.
C&C Flooring was selected to install the new Altro flooring at The Lawns in the ground floor circulation areas, dining rooms, lounges and reception. Roo Williams from C&C Flooring wanted to ensure adhesive-associated odours were kept to a minimum and the installation was achieved quickly. Altro Wood adhesive-free in Urban Cherry was chosen for the selected areas, allowing the installation to be completed in half the normal time of an adhered floor.
“We love the new flooring because it’s easy to clean, reduces noise in the building, but mostly the wood effect is lovely, so welcoming. It’s also very comfortable to walk on, and this is so important for our residents. Overall the flooring fits exactly with what we want to achieve.” Anna Carrier