Richard Martin of Pacific Flooring is a commercial contractor who has been installing Altro XpressLay across a variety of projects. Currently, Altro Xpresslay has been approved as the replacement flooring for the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane with a potential replacement programme of almost 100,000 m² over five to seven years.
“The introduction of Altro XpressLay, particularly into the hospital market, has been very exciting. At first the concept was so different that we had doubts but it’s proved a tremendous boon for our business. It gave us such a quick turnaround but behind that is a great PTV ≥36 safety floor product that looks good.
“Having the option of adhesive-free flooring is a real advantage. We know that, in healthcare, the smell of adhesive can cause problems for patients and often more so for staff. Using Altro XpressLay completely removes this problem and because installation is much quicker there are fewer access problems; it’s a real winner for ourselves and our clients.
“We have been able to use Altro XpressLay alongside Altro Whiterock so we’re offering a complete solution to our clients; effective safety flooring that is quick to install, plus hygienic wall cladding that offers impact protection in corridors and wards.”