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Andst Children’s and Education Centre, Denmark

Kindergarten floor space back in use after just one day

Altro Cantata

“The installation went quickly – we were completely finished the same day that we started. Then the kindergarten staff just had to put the furniture back in place, and the rooms were ready for use as before, just much nicer.”

Søren Lildballe, BT Gulve

Issue

Andst Children’s and Education Centre, located in the Vejen municipality, was refurbished and extended in 2014. A new kindergarten was built for the youngest children to attend. Linoleum was installed in the two group activity rooms, which proved unsuitable to handle the day to day use. In just six years the floor had become so worn and scratched that it needed replacing.

Approach

In 2020, the decision was taken to replace the existing flooring with Altro Cantata. Anders Krogsgaard, Building Engineer for the Vejen Municipality explains: “The kindergarten kitchen and toilets had been fitted with Altro safety floors, which have performed impeccably. We decided to install an Altro floor in the group activity rooms too as we could expect it to cope with the daily traffic.”

Solution

BT Gulve installed 160m² of Altro Cantata in the two rooms. Altro Cantata is an adhesive-free floor, reducing both installation time, and the amount of time between laying the floor and being able to reopen the space. No adhesive also means no associated odours, making it easier for staff and children to get back into the rooms.

Altro Cantata can also be installed over an existing floor, meaning there was no need to remove the kindergarten’s linoleum flooring, saving more time.

Søren Lildballe, a partner with BT Gulve, said: “The installation went quickly – we were completely finished the same day that we started. Then the kindergarten staff just had to put the furniture back in place, and the rooms were ready for use as before, just much nicer.”

Anders Krogsgaard concludes: “For us, it is a huge advantage that the whole kindergarten could be ready the next day.”

“For us, it is a huge advantage that the whole kindergarten could be ready the next day. In addition, the floor is easy to clean and, although it has only been in place for a few weeks, the feedback is very positive. Amongst other things the Centre feels that the acoustics have improved in the activity rooms.”

Anders Krogsgaard, Building Engineer, Vejen Municipality

Altro Cantata is a decorative, adhesive-free floor that creates maximum impact with minimum downtime. Using our award winning adhesive-free installation method, it can be welded and walked on the same day, and at the end of its life can be removed easily, allowing it to be reused or recycled. It is ideal for busy public spaces where disruption needs to be minimal, plus there are no associated adhesive odours. Altro Cantata’s 17 soft-look shades, which range from subtle naturals to beautifully vivid, enable you to set the desired tone yet it also has the durability needed for Looks great with: medium to high traffic areas.

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