Amtico - Refurbishment

A BESPOKE floor from Amtico has been installed at Princes Quay Shopping Centre in Kingston Upon Hull.

Comprising more than 1,500sq m of Umbra Veil and Umbra Eclipse from Amtico’s Signature collection, the new flooring reportedly delivers a highly durable surface that can withstand the extremely high footfall in the area.

The product was specified by specialists in retail architecture, SMW Architects, which was tasked with delivering a new, visually exciting flooring that would attract visitors, as well as reflect the vibrant, leisure-focused space on the ground floor.

Amtico’s premium Signature collection was reportedly chosen for its robustness and 20-year commercial guarantee. A ‘Basket Weave’ design was conceived to create bays of repeat pattern and maintain a consistent, yet striking effect.

The flooring was also laid on the diagonal to separate the bespoke design from the Centre’s structural grid of columns and shopfronts.

Commenting on the project and Amtico, Steve Watson, director at SMW Architects, said: ‘Amtico supported us throughout the process of concept and product choice, quickly responding to our design ideas and helping us develop our preferred patterns and colours.

‘They also supported the project on the technical side of specification, from site testing and reporting, to recommendations of sub-strait treatments to suit the laying of the products.

‘Undoubtedly, our close involvement with Amtico allowed us to specify and lay their products with confidence – and everybody has been pleased with the outcome.’

Amtico’s premium Signature collection of LVTs is said to offer 163 ‘stunning’ options, allowing clients to choose from 69 different wood designs, 43 stones and 51 abstracts, all intended to inspire and excite.

‘The sophisticated collection of original palettes, intricate patterns and beautiful detail offers a wide choice, all underpinned by high-performance and quality,’ says Amtico. ‘Tiles have a total thickness of 2.5mm and a 1mm wearlayer, making them suitable for various commercial sectors.’

For more information about Amtico and its latest ranges of LVT and carpet, visit the website below: www.amtico.com/commercial