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ACT COVID-19 Surge Centre, Australia

Altro flooring installed into temporary COVID-19 clinic

Altro XpressLay

Due to the tight program and the requirement of the brief for the building to be easily relocated, we required a resilient flooring product that required little floor prep, as well as having the flexibility to be rolled up and re-laid in the future if required. Altro XpressLay was the only product available on the market that was able to meet this

Rod Mitton,


To keep up with testing and treatment of the fast-rising amount of Covid-19 cases in Australia, a number of temporary clinics were required to be built at break-neck speed.

Manteena Commercial Pty Ltd were commissioned to build a fully functioning clinic that could be packed up, stored, and rebuilt wherever the building was required. They needed products that were in stock, hygienic, hard-wearing, safe and fast to install, and re-usable.


Manteena Commercial Pty Ltd approached Master Carpets, who helped source the right materials for the job. Having worked with Altro for many years, they chose to source their materials from a reputable brand they know and trust, who could provide the best products for such an important installation.


Altro XpressLay adhesive-free flooring was chosen for the fit-out. The centre was built in 37 days, from breaking ground to a full functioning facility.

Altro XpressLay is the world’s first ever, adhesive-free safety floor and can save you money on materials, time on installation, and offers you unrivalled sustainability credentials.

Revolutionary Altro XpressLay is a step-change in the evolution of safety flooring. It’s installed using a tape system, instead of adhesive, and can be easily removed post-installation, re-used elsewhere and then, at the end of its life, be recycled.

The range features bright and subtle, sparkle-free designs and decorative chipped options to give you a huge selection to choose from.

Master Carpets was given the opportunity to provide an essential service to the community and support the construction of the Aspen Medical COVID-19 clinic. We installed 1800m² of flooring over 5 consecutive nights. The Altro XpressLay system was the only way to achieve this challenging project timeframe, including working with other trades and a cold Canberra climate. The end result was a defect-free installation, satisfying all stakeholders in supporting the needs of the community during these uncertain times”

Richard Palmer,
Master Carpets

Altro XpressLay utilises a unique formulation for a quick fit without compromising on performance or durability. Our revolutionary technology, featuring a studded surface on the underside of the floor, allows it to lie flat and perform like a traditionally adhered floor without the need for an adhesive.

Allowing the subfloor to breathe, installations can be quicker and easier as no damp-proof membrane (DPM) is required. Using Altro adhesive-free floors, you can halve installation time compared with a traditional installation.

Adhesive-free, they can be installed over existing flooring or on fresh concrete. The floors can be removed easily, reused and are 100% recyclable at the end of its life.

Looks great with:

Altro Cantata
Altro Fortis Titanium
Altro Whiterock Satins

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