New Altro Orchestra soft vinyl flooring is proving a successful at The Lanner Primary School in Cornwall, with a significant improvement in acoustics and comfort being reported.
The Acting Head Teacher said: “We are always looking for ways to make cost effective improvements to the school for the safety and comfort of pupils and to enhance their learning and playing experiences where we can.”
“We fitted new Altro Orchestra flooring in the main school hall to reduce reverberation and boost overall comfort, and we are delighted with the results. The children have told us that it’s more comfortable to sit on than the flooring it replaced, and that the acoustics in the hall are much better.”
Altro Orchestra has been engineered to create a better environment to learn and live, specifically for applications such as schools and hospitals where comfort and sound reduction are paramount.
For primary schools such as Lanner, the new flooring offers a flexible, multi-purpose surface that can be used for both study and play areas throughout the school.
Being 2.85mm thick provides comfort underfoot. In addition, the low residual indentation of the flooring means furniture and equipment can be used and moved flexibly without leaving marks.
The integrated impact sound insulation system cuts impact sound by up to 15dB. Specifying an acoustic flooring option instead of a standard floor covering can improve the performance of space for children and those with hearing difficulties, and aid concentration, in addition to creating a more effective learning environment for teachers and support staff.
There is an available palette of 40 colours and designs varying from calming neutrals to vibrant shades. Lanner School selected the shade Guitar, a subtle green that creates a calm atmosphere. The flooring was installed by Eden Flooring & Interiors.