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FORBO FLOORING SYSTEMS - Flotex Works Out

For any hotel, the quality of the surroundings is paramount to ensure guests have a comfortable and pleasant stay, which is why the Village Hotel Manchester Ashton looked to Forbo Flooring Systems to satisfy its flooring brief. Flotex Sottsass Wool was specified for the hotel’s state-of-the-art gymnasium area, due to the product’s hard wearing, hygienic and easy to maintain properties.

The Village Hotel boasts impressive leisure facilities for those staying for business or visiting the City, which include a state-of-the-art club with the latest technology equipment, a full-length 25m swimming pool, whirlpool spa and sauna.

“The appearance of our service areas are of paramount importance to ensure they look and perform excellently for our guests. We therefore needed a flooring design that reflects the friendly and relaxed environment associated with
Village Hotels,” explains Emma Waite, Senior Team Leader at the Village Hotel.

Selecting the right flooring in key areas such as gyms is an important decision and with many considerations. Forbo’s Flotex, which is fitted in all Village gyms, provided the ideal solution because of the product’s performance and extensive design options that fitted in with the overall look of the hotels.

The unique composition of Flotex, which has over 70 million electrostatically flocked fibres per square metre, offers the hard wearing and washable characteristics of a resilient floor, yet also the warmth, comfort and acoustic properties of carpet.

Being completely waterproof, Flotex is also the only truly washable textile floor covering. The structure of Flotex means that with standard cleaning methods, body sweat, machine oils and general soiling can be effectively removed to leave a fresh smelling and hygienic floor. Flotex features Sanitized®, an effective antimicrobial treatment that migrates from the adhesive into the backing and onto the flock, maintaining a consistent layer over the product even after multiple cleaning cycles. Sanitized® prevents the growth of bacteria including MRSA and E.coli, moulds and stale odour development which makes it the ideal flooring solution for gyms and leisure spaces.

Flotex Sottsass wool, part of the exclusive Sottsass collection, was specified throughout the gym area in a sophisticated grey colourway tying into the hotel’s corporate branding. Flotex wool plays on the texture of the individual strands of natural fibres, giving a sense of depth and warmth to the floor.

Jonathan Dowling, Director at Gravity Flooring based in Sunbury-on-Thames, comments: “The gymnasium at the hotel is a large area and due to time constraints it was essential to have a quality product that could be relatively easily installed. Forbo’s Flotex met this requirement, as by having the right trained and skilled labour, the product fitted well and to the correct standard, even when negotiating the installation around the new gym equipment.”

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