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Altro floors the UK at World Exhibition (Milan Expo 2015)

Milan Expo 2015 is a non-commercial world exhibition taking place across a vast site with the overarching theme of 'Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life'. Open from 1 May until 31 October 2015, the UK is joining countries from around the world with a stand-out Pavilion inspired by a bee hive to address the global challenges of nutrition and sustainability for our planet.

Renowned architecture practice BDP selected Altro as the sole flooring provider for the UK Pavilion.  All Altro products were installed using the range of Altro adhesives. Altro worked with Stage One, the UK Pavilion manufacturers, to deliver the products to the Expo site in Milan on time and in the correct amounts.

Altro Whiterock and Altro Stronghold 30 were selected for the UK Pavilion kitchen, which is being used by Royal Warrant holders Mosimann’s offering a rich menu showcasing the best of British food and drink. Altro Stronghold 30 is a 3mm thick flooring which is ideal for industrial kitchens. Altro Stronghold 30 achieves Altro's highest rating for slip resistance (PTV≥55, R12). It is designed to minimise risk in environments that often have spills of liquids such as water, oil and other fats. Altro Stronghold 30 has a lifetime slip resistance of 20 years, keeping your risk of a slip or fall to one in a million.

Combined with Altro Whiterock, the complete system creates a seamless, hygienic solution for busy commercial kitchens that is HACCP-approved and is ideal for the requirements of the UK Pavilion.

For the main entrance and seating areas, AltroScreed Quartz Boutique was installed to reflect the white gravel on the outside areas of the UK Pavilion. This resin flooring provides a high-strength floor ideally suited for busy public areas; the UK pavilion is expecting to welcome over one million visitors during Milan Expo 2015. Inspired by the beauty of gemstones, it packs a punch for colour opportunities.

For the storage areas, a bespoke yellow was created of Altro Suprema safety flooring, to reflect the beehive theme of the UK Pavilion. With 40 shades, Altro Suprema provides a designer feel in safety flooring. It has been developed in consultation with colour consultants, architects and end users to reflect design requirements and interior trends. It has Altro Easyclean Maxis PUR Technology for ease of cleaning.

Posted: 17/09/2015 00:00:00 by Chris Edwards-Thorne | with 0 comments