Seeing is believing

THE refurbishment of independent opticians and hearing specialists Leightons, has used FORBO FLOORING SYSTEMS’ Allura LVT planks alongside other products.

Leightons called on SKK Design for the design of their Reading store when it relocated from Oxford Road to the town centre.

Andrew Crocker, md, at SKK Design said:  ‘Allura planks in Light Rustic Oak were used in the main shop floor area, as with customers coming in and out all day, it was important for the floor to be able to withstand heavy footfall and maintain its aesthetics.

‘Leightons are specialist audiologists, who are trained to evaluate hearing function and rehabilitation of patients with hearing impairments; therefore we needed appropriate flooring in the audiology and consultation rooms. We chose Tessera Arran, a natural toned, multi-height textured loop pile carpet tile, as it offers 23dB sound impact reduction, helping to reduce noise pollution within the room itself as well as minimise sound transference to neighbouring areas.‘

Coral Classic has been installed in the entrance of the branch in Silver Grey, aiming to ensure mud and dirt brought into the building is minimised.  Independent testing by Cleaning Research International has reportedly shown that by installing Forbo’s Coral, up to 95% of dirt and moisture can be removed from the soles of shoes in just six steps, which can reduce cleaning time by up to 65%.

Staff areas have been refurbished with the installation of Eternal, a vinyl sheet that has PUR Pearl surface coating for reportedly optimal cleaning results and appearance retention over time. This was installed in Smoke Palette, an earthy grey tone which matches the company branding.

Luke Wren, Director of Business Development at Leightons said:  ‘We’re delighted with the new look of the shop floor and the customer feedback has been positive too. ‘
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