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Nature inspired aesthetics and safety for customers

Dobbies Garden Centres welcome two and four-legged customers into Pet Corner at their Huddersfield centre, providing a challenge for any floor. With wet paws and floors comes the risk of a slip, so a safety floor with natural aesthetics was required when the centre was undergoing a recent refurbishment.


Michael Brooks, Head of Construction and Maintenance for Dobbies Garden Centres liaised with Altro Sales Consultant, Kevin Jackson on the different floor options for the space. Wanting to match the Dobbies ethos of ‘not an average garden centre’ the floor solution needed to provide durability, be easy to clean, and have a natural biophilic feel to the design.


The specification led the Dobbies team to a brand new safety floor, Altro Illustra. Designed to bring natural elements in a range of contemporary and flexible colours, shades and fabric effects, Altro Illustra is also smooth to the touch, functional with a natural beauty. This stylish, safety floor is also available as a sustainable, adhesive-free option.

Altro Illustra is available in a range of contemporary and flexible designs. This stylish, functional and design-led safety flooring has enhanced sustained slip resistance, making it great for busy classrooms, entrance areas, care home and hospital wards, corridors and shop floors. New Altro Illustra is low maintenance, incorporating Altro Easyclean™ technology.

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The installation was very smooth, with minimal disruption to the centre and our customers, and the floor looks great.

Altro Illustra fit the bill perfectly, providing natural good looks and safety for our customers and their pets.

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