Hewlett Packard was concerned about the amount of downtime required to strip and remove the existing floor, then prepare and lay a new resilient PVC or linoleum sheet in a heavily trafficked area in constant use.
Hewlett Packard’s facility at Liffey Park in Leixlip, Co Kildare, Ireland is testament to this global company’s long-term strategic attitude. The factory has the very best infrastructure for the workforce, which includes a new 1000m² floor. The onsite facilities management company in conjunction with Dynes Flooring Contractors chose international flooring and interiors specialist Gerflor to supply the flooring solution. Hewlett Packard was concerned about the amount of downtime required to strip and remove the existing floor, then prepare and lay a new resilient PVC or linoleum sheet in a heavily trafficked area in constant use. Happily this ‘solution for industry’ was readily at hand with Gerflor Attraction. The Attraction range of fast-fitting loose lay interlocking tiles from Gerflor is suitable for moderate traffic. Gerflor’s commitment to technological improvement has meant that Attraction can be laid quickly without closing down the premises and over existing floors, or sub-floors with minimal moisture problems or oil contamination. With a 5mm thickness overall, Attraction has a strong resistance to static and dynamic loads and benefits from easy maintenance properties and enhanced scratch-resistance. It also scores R10 slip resistance in the wet ramp test with oil. "We laid 1000m² of Gerflor Attraction in a very busy section of the main corridor. The client wanted an attractive floor to replace a linoleum floor that had failed, particularly in areas of high solar gain through large glass windows running along the length of the corridor," explained Philip Dynes, Director and Contracts Manager at Dynes Flooring Contractors.