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Horses for courses at BHA’s Holborn offices

A RANGE of Belgian-made carpet tiles, luxury vinyl tiles (LVTs) and looselay LVTs from IVC Commercial are ‘helping define zones and add a layer of warmth’ in the open-plan offices of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA).

Specified by Think Inside, a workplace design and build specialist, the flooring layout reflects the interior’s angular architecture. Working areas and meeting rooms take full advantage of what’s described as the comfort of IVC Commercial Carpet Tiles.

Designed and made in Belgium, the Rudiments collection features heavily with the Clay and Basalt designs used across congregation, desking and meeting rooms.

Says IVC: ‘Basalt takes the lion’s share of duties in desking and congregation areas with Think Inside defining relaxed seating areas by a contrasting colour of the same design. In meeting rooms, the random lay Clay carpet plank carries out flooring duties. As part of the Rudiments collection, Clay and Basalt are designed to be mixed and matched together, bringing a sense of balance to the floor.

‘Think Inside has also chosen IVC Commercial’s award-winning Imperfection carpet planks, utilising Rupture to bring a premium aesthetic. Inspired by the Japanese golden lacquer repair technique of kintsugi, Imperfection is made with ECONYL regenerated nylon.’

The company continues: ‘The practical advantages – scratch and stain resistance, durability and easy cleaning – of IVC Commercial’s LVTs have been chosen for thoroughfare, kitchen and breakout areas. Moduleo Roots 55’s relaxing Laurel Oak design is installed herringbone throughout the reception, to zone thoroughfares and selectively break up the open-plan space. In combination with the smart grey Rudiments carpet tiles, Laurel Oak creates a smart yet welcoming floor layout.’

Think Inside says: ‘The Holborn offices of British Horseracing Authority are fairly open-plan and set in an interior of angles and hard lines. Rather than fight that, we’ve created a flooring design that synergises with this, using it to clearly define areas of use, while adding a warmth to the space through the comfort of carpet tiles and the welcoming herringbone oak effect of LVT. IVC Commercial allowed us to achieve this multi-material specification within budget while maintaining a high quality of finish.’

Think Inside has also harnessed IVC Commercial’s looselay LVTs in a concrete look for kitchen and dining zones – the looselay specification makes for a level height to carpet tiles to maintain profile-free transitions between flooring materials, says the company.

It concludes: ‘Eliminating profiles helps create a high-quality and purposed look that belies the complexity of the floor layout. Designed and made in Belgium, IVC Commercial’s LVTs are made with 30% recycled content from internal production waste. The floors were installed by specialist contractor Paramount Flooring.’

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