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How To Choose The Right Flooring For Busy Public Spaces

When it comes to choosing flooring for busy public spaces such as community centres, sports complexes, village or scout halls, there are a lot of elements to consider. Of course, the start of the search is to determine the primary usage of the space. Then, it is crucial to consider aspects such as the safety features, acoustics, marking requirements and maintenance of the flooring.

At Ajax Flooring, we pride ourselves in helping our clients select the best hardwood flooring that will offer the most practical, stylish and economical solution for their needs.

Selecting The Perfect Scouts Hall Floor

In a recent project, Ajax Flooring was selected as the flooring supplier for Footscray Scout Group in Sidcup. The large scouts hall required an upgrade. Instead of the dark checked pattern floor, which was darkened by use and beginning to deteriorate, they needed a practical and versatile floor with long-lasting properties.

After discussing a variety of options, the client chose a Karndean Looselay Longboard flooring option. This flooring option was easy to fit in a 100 square-metre space, and the colour of Twilight Oak was a stylish yet versatile option.

Here are just some of the reasons why this Karndean flooring option was a perfect fit;

1. Acoustic properties

In a busy and bustling scouts hall, the acoustics are important. It is essential to minimise the noise pollution externally but also make the space a comfortable area where it is easy to speak and listen with clarity. With excellent acoustic properties, this particular thick flooring option will help to minimise excessive noise while improving acoustic clarity.

2. Non-slip

With so many activities going on in a scout hall, making sure the floor is safe for quick feet is essential. The Karndean Loose Lay Longboard comes with an R10 slip rating. This means it is ideal for indoor spaces which are not susceptible to getting wet. Furthermore, the floor is finished with a lightly brushed surface texture to help improve the non-slip properties.

3. Durability

It is essential for public spaces to not only choose an economical flooring option but also to choose a floor that will stand the test of time. The LooseLay Longboard from Karndean is 4.5mm thick which is great for a long-lasting and comfortable floor. Moreover, it comes with a 0.55mm wear layer which adds to its durability. Meaning the flooring will look great for even longer.

4. Seamless Coverage

With large spaces, it is vital to have a flooring option that is practical and suitable for a large space. The Karndean Longboard option was ideal for this scouts hall as the space covered over 100 square metres. The Loose Lay longboards come in 15000 x 250mm plank options which are perfect for creating a seamless and consistent coverage over an ample area.

5. Easy Maintenance

With a busy space, keeping the floor clean needs to be easy and quick to do. Fortunately, the only maintenance required for this particular Karndean floor option is a regular mop with biodegradable surfactants. This helps the floor to continue looking new and clean while removing any dirt and grime. Thanks to the manufacturing of these planks, there is no worry about shrinkage, expansion or curlage, so the floor should look as good as new for many years to come.

Do You Need Help Choosing Your Next Floor?

Whether for commercial or domestic use, Ajax Flooring is here to help you find the best flooring option for your specific requirements. If you’d like to discuss your ideas and discover the options available, get in touch with our team of flooring experts for your free consultation and quote.