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Smedstorp library, Sweden

Altro create peaceful environment for library

Altro Ensemble

“We chose Altro’s LVT flooring mainly because of its acoustic benefits. We have invested in sound absorbents on walls and acoustic solutions in the ceiling, but we wanted to dampen the noise as much as we could to promote peace and quiet when reading and where Altro’s solution fit in well. It is a floor that is neat, quiet and easy to maintain, so everyone has been happy; the visitors, the staff and the cleaning staff.”

Lars Axelsson, Project manager, Tomelilla municipality

Issue

The old library in Smedstorp was squeezed into a school, which meant visitors had to go through the school building to access it. Tomelilla Municipality moved the library to new premises and decided to allow visitors to access the library after hours on evenings and weekends with a library pass.

Approach

To create a comfortable and elegant reading and learning environment for children and adults, Tomelilla Municipality needed to find a floor for the new library that improved sound reduction and provided comfort underfoot. Tomelilla Municipality chose to install Altro Ensemble.

Solution

Award-winning Altro Ensemble is a luxurious and high design modular floor with 15dB impact sound reduction, is easy to clean and maintain and comfortable underfoot.

“We did not encounter any problems at all during the installation, everything went as planned. Altro Ensemble was incredibly easy to handle which is always an advantage to an installer. In addition, it is a good floor for a library, as the underside of the tiles offers both sound reduction and provides a nice surface to walk on. The process was smooth from start to finish and the result was very good.”

Ronnie Bergström, Supervisor, Floors in Ystad

Altro Ensemble (M 500.1 V) is a modular flooring system that gives you complete design freedom to create stunning floors for interior spaces. From colour blocking to geometric patterns, the possibilities are as endless as your imagination.

Altro Ensemble has 15dB impact sound reduction with added comfort underfoot, making it perfect for front of house areas in hotels including foyers and reception areas, restaurant and café dining areas, retail, offices and student accommodation – any environment where design is key.

With four modular sizes, you can mix and match to create unique patterns utilising colour and design.

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