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Ryman Healthcare, New Zealand

Altro safety flooring provides optimum environment for retirement home

Altro Aquarius, Altro Stronghold 30

One of Australasia’s leading providers of retirement living, Ryman Healthcare was established in 1984. Ryman draws on 30 years of experience to provide the best possible retirement living options for its residents. Recent refurbishments required the sourcing of various safety flooring solutions that would provide exceptional quality and aesthetics for the many different applications throughout their facilities.

As leading innovators of the safety flooring industry, Altro were able to provide a range of functional slip-resistant flooring options for the various requirements of the Ryman project. Altro’s slip-resistant range of vinyls was used to create an optimum environment of safety, comfort and wellbeing throughout different areas of the facility. Altro products are not just designed to function well together, they’re designed to complement each other as well.

Altro safety flooring was used throughout the kitchens, laundries, serving areas, living areas and ensuites, creating a complete solution that provides optimum safety while remaining aesthetically pleasing for all residents and staff. Altro safety flooring has sustained slip resistance for life, keeping your risk of a slip or fall to just 1 in a million.

Water underfoot is treacherous enough – add grease, oils and fats, and you’ve got a dangerous environment. So, for Ryman Healthcare it was essential to select flooring that will help catering staff do their job safely.

Ryman Healthcare selected Altro Stronghold 30. It achieves Altro’s highest rating for slip resistance (PTV ≥55, R12) and is designed to minimise risk in wet and greasy conditions for the lifetime of the flooring. As well as helping to keep staff safe from slips, it also helps reduce their fatigue, thanks to its 3mm thickness which provides noise reduction and comfort underfoot. With a 20 year life expectancy, Ryman knew the product would also offer long term durability.

Altro Aquarius was used throughout the high care ensuites to ensure optimal safety in wet and dry, shoe and barefoot conditions. Achieving a pendulum test value of PTV ≥50 and Class B to DIN51097 for barefoot use, Altro Aquarius provides optimum lifetime sustained slip-resistance in wet and dry environments. It’s a 2mm safety floor that has been extensively tested on a variety of shoe types to ensure top performance in a host of environments.

When Ryman asked for a special corporate colour we were more than happy to create it for them and they now have warm and calming ensuites without compromising on safety.

Ryman Healthcare can rest assured knowing that they now have a beautiful, calming interior for patients, residents and staff, for many years to come.

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