Altro Ensemble modular flooring has helped develop a comfortable and elegant reading and learning environment for children and adults in a Swedish library.
The old library in Smedstorp was squeezed right into a educational school, which meant visitors had to undergo the educational school building to gain access to it. Tomelilla Municipality moved the library to new premises and made a decision to allow people to access the library after hours on evenings and weekends with a library pass. They had a need to look for a floor for the brand new library that improved sound reduction and provided comfort underfoot. They thought we would install Altro Ensemble.
The flooring has around 15dB underfoot sound reduction with added comfort, making it ideal for front of house areas in hotels, including receptions and foyers, café and restaurant dining areas, retail, student and offices accommodation – any environment where design is key. With 39 colours and four modular sizes, it is possible to mix and match to generate unique patterns using design and colour.
“We chose Altro’s LVT flooring due to the fact of its acoustic benefits,” says Lars Axelsson, Project manager, Tomelilla municipality. “We’ve committed to sound absorbents on walls and acoustic solutions in the ceiling, but we wished to dampen the noise around we could to market tranquility when reading and that’s where Altro’s solution built in well. This is a floor that’s neat, easy and quiet to keep up, so everyone has been happy: the visitors, the staff and the cleaning staff.”
Ronnie Bergström, from Floors in Ystad, was the installer on the project. “Altro Ensemble was incredibly an easy task to handle which is an edge to an installer always. In addition, this is a good floor for a library, because the underside of the tiles offers both sound reduction and a good surface to walk on. The procedure was smooth from begin to finish and the full total result was excellent.”
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