GEMS Twickenham Primary Academy is the proud recipient of new cushion flooring from Itec floors, with acoustic and safety products introduced for the perfect combination of design and performance underfoot.

Working with contractors City Axis, over 700m2 of flooring was specified for installation throughout the school’s key areas. Acoustic flooring, namely Optimise 50 in its Rochas 698 design, was selected for hallway, dining room and classroom spaces, providing the necessary sound-reducing qualities in the face of heavy footfall. Meanwhile, Taxi Black safety flooring was order of the day in the bathrooms and cleaner stores, with slip resistance imperative.

City Axis worked closely with Pippa Hogg-Andrews, Principal at GEMS Twickenham, who explains:

“Flooring was a key component in our new design schemes, as we looked to bring our interiors in line with the 21st century and our fresh, innovative way of thinking. We opted for grey and black flooring to match the school’s colour scheme, neutral shades that really allow the students and their work to stand out. We also required a flooring that would retain its good looks over time, while being easy to maintain, and we are delighted with the outcome, receiving positive responses from pupils and parents alike”.

Itec’s flexible product portfolio allowed City Axis to specify both acoustic and safety flooring from a single source, just another benefit that makes Itec the go-to choice for contractors up and down the UK.

“We’ve been using Itec products in schools for over three years now, and the results really do speak for themselves,” comments Mike Lawless, Managing Director at Lawless Flooring Ltd, the company tasked with the installation. “Having revisited GEMS Twickenham since the fitting, I’m delighted to say that both products are meeting expectations in terms of both wear and appearance. We look forward to using Itec Floors again in the near future.”