Altro XpressLay Recognised By The CPIA
Monday 22 November 2010
Leading safety flooring manufacturer Altro have been recognised for their innovative flooring product, Altro XpressLay, in the Construction Products Association’s 2010 edition of Construction Products Innovation and Achievement (CPIA).
The achievement of Altro XpressLay in the category of ‘Improvements of Site Efficiency’ is one of only 20 products nationwide to be chosen for this year’s publication. The latter annually showcases the most innovative products and processes created by the construction products industry during the last twelve months.
Sarah de los Rios, Marketing Manager for Altro, said: “Altro XpressLay once again demonstrates Altro’s innovative and pioneering approach. It is a direct result of listening carefully to what our customers are asking for, and investing heavily in research and product development to make relevant products which drive the industry forward. We are very pleased to have been chosen for this year’s CPIA publication as it’s important that our industry recognises and showcases innovation.
Altro XpressLay is the first ever safety floor which can be installed using tape rather than traditional contact adhesive, making it extremely quick, easy and clean to fit. It can be laid over existing problem surfaces such as vinyl tiles or flaky painted floors, helping to save the time, cost and disruption associated with removing and disposing of existing subfloor.
The unique product formulation and profiled underside enables it to be used on fresh concrete sub-floors up to 97% relative humidity; therefore, there is no need to wait for a new concrete sub - floor to reach 75% RH or apply a surface damp-proof membrane. In addition, it has a slip resistance value greater than 36, offering the uncompromising protection against slips and trips which Altro’s safety flooring is known for.
Commenting on the achievement, Simon Storer, Communications and External Affairs Director, for the Construction Products Association, said: “We are delighted that the construction products industry has once again demonstrated an enormous desire to introduce a variety of new and exciting solutions. Despite the construction industry suffering more than most sectors during the current downturn, one only needs to look at the products and processes showcased in CPIA to highlight the huge impact the industry is making towards change.
“The industry is not great at trumpeting its own achievements. However, CPIA demonstrates how the construction products industry is continuously developing and improving by creating innovative solutions which make a significant impact on all aspects of construction.”