‘Terracotta is never boring’

THE Sybil Andrews Academy on the outskirts of Bury St Edmonds is an example of how a bespoke design can deliver a functional and inspiring place for students and staff alike’, says GERFLOR.  

The project includes sports facilities that are shared with the community. Gerflor Taraflex vinyl sports flooring was specified for these facilities.

RW Hall Flooring was contracted to carry out the installation in a requisite timescale.

Oliver Hall, Managing Director, RW Hall Flooring said, ‘Gerflor’s Taraflex Multi-Use 6.2mm Wood Black vinyl sports flooring was used to in the studio areas and their Taraflex Sport M Performance Terracotta was installed in the main sports hall.’

Taraflex Multi-Use 6.2 from Gerflor is suitable for multi-specialist applications.

It has reportedly been used in a host of major sporting events since 1976 and is available in 17 colours and three designs.

The Sport M Performance product offers a P2 category shock absorbency 25% to 35% and meets the EN 14904 Standard for indoor sports surfaces.

Taraflex also meets the EN Standard of 22196 for anti-bacterial activity.  

Kate Crouch, sports centre manager said, ‘We’ve been very pleased with the Gerflor Taraflex sports flooring, since we opened earlier this year’.

The Taraflex point elastic flooring is claimed to have a higher comfort factor than area elastic floors, reducing the risk and severity of injuries.

The product is also treated with Protecsol. The triple action surface treatment reportedly means no polish is ever required.

Taraflex has a double density foam backing. Additionally, it is available with the Dry-Tex System for projects with damp subfloors.

Oliver Hall concluded by saying, ‘Gerflor products are really excellent to work with. We have worked with them many times before and would always recommend their sports flooring.’
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ABOVE: Gerflor’s Taraflex was specified at the Sybil Andrews Academy sports facilities