Luxury vinyl and heterogeneous vinyl floors from IVC Commercial have been installed in the new sixth form and gymnasium buildings at Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School in Beddau, near Pontypridd in South Wales.

The new facilities at Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School have been designed by Rio Architects as a modern multi-use premise that’s in-line with the latest teaching and learning standards. IVC Commercial’s Moduleo 55 luxury vinyl tiles and Isafe 70 sheet vinyl flooring were chosen by Rio Architects to create a sophisticated aesthetic that reflects the student’s maturing perspective throughout their school career.

Lee Protheroe, an Architect and Associate Director at Rio Architects, explains: “We chose flooring products that complement the overall spatial design, while also providing a crisp, light, and contrasting appearance. Moduleo 55 Desert Stone vinyl tiles were selected throughout for their textured and softer aesthetic that fits with the modern and sophisticated design of the building.”

Moduleo 55 Desert Stone is a high-performance luxury vinyl floor that’s exclusively designed and made in Belgium for excellent quality. With scratch and stain resistance, as well as being easy to maintain, it brings a natural stone look that’s suitable for high levels of footfall.

Distinction needed to be achieved between the teaching and circulation spaces, so Rio Architects opted for two different colours in the monolithic look of Desert Stone. This allowed for a smooth transition between spaces without awkward transfers or changing products, helping the floor to achieve its sophisticated look. Desert Stone has been installed in all learning and congregation areas.

In the changing rooms and toilet facilities, Rio Architects has chosen the practicality and affordability of IVC Commercial’s Isafe 70 heterogeneous vinyl flooring. Achieving 42+ PTV, this floor comes with a high level of slip resistance that makes it ideal for use in areas exposed to water (it is not suitable for wet room use). Equipped with the upgraded Hypergrip+ finish for an improved clear and matt appearance and with Sanitec antibacterial treatment, it delivers a durable, hygienic and low maintenance flooring option.

“We have successfully used IVC Commercial products before, notably at the award-winning STEAM Academy project that we designed for Bridgend College,” continues Lee Protheroe. “There is an extensive range that meets our project requirements in terms of aesthetics, safety and performance. The installation at Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School has lived up to our aspirations for these modern learning environments and we will consider using these products again in the future.”

A total of 2,500m2 of IVC Commercial floors were installed throughout Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School by Puma Floors Ltd, Cardiff.

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