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New Altro Orchestra Earns a Gold Star at
Primary School
B
rand new Altro Orchestra™
soft vinyl flooring is proving a
big hit with pupils at The Lanner Primary School, in Cornwall, who
have reported a significant improvement in acoustics and comfort.
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 the ideal 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 the ultimate flexible, multi-purpose surface that can be
used for both study and play areas
throughout the school.
At 2.85mm thick, Altro Orchestra offers
superb comfort underfoot, making life
easier on the feet of both pupils and
staff and, as the children have reported,
it’s very comfortable to sit on too. In
addition, the low residual indentation of
the flooring means furniture and equip-
ment can be used and moved flexibly
without leaving tell-tale marks.
At the same time, 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 therefore
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.
With a palette of 40 colours and designs
varying from calming neutrals reflecting
tones of nature, to vibrant shades, Altro
Orchestra allows the right atmosphere
to be created every time. Lanner School
selected the shade Guitar, a subtle
green that creates a calm atmosphere.
The flooring was installed by Eden
Flooring & Interiors.
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