At Altro we take designing for dementia very seriously, as it’s predicted that the number of dementia sufferers will soar from the current estimate of 800,000 to more than a million by 2021.
Altro Handy Hint: Applying Adhesive For Altro Aquarius
Our latest Altro Handy Hint concerns our wet and dry, shoe and bare foot safety flooring, Altro Aquarius. It is important to use the right adhesive and trowel when installing Altro Aquarius and this video shows you all that you need to know.
When our customers visit us, they always comment on how we should bottle up the Altro Experience and send it out to everyone, and with the Altro Mood Video we have tried, and hopefully managed, to do just that.
Hello, I’m Atlas Bear, Altro’s newest and smallest recruit. Follow my adventures as I go out and about meeting our customers. I may even include a few photos taken out of work hours!
We’re often asked if Altro Vinyl Flooring can be installed over underfloor heating systems. The straight answer is Yes, as long as the heating system is contained within a screed, concrete or wooden subfloor.
Relax, Take A Break & Let The Cleaner Work Its Magic
Cleaning safety flooring is not as difficult as some people think, and it’s not about how hard you scrub. It’s all about letting the cleaning solution work its magic.
Harlem Shake - Altro Style
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Altro Group has been placed in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For listing for the eighth consecutive year – and is the only manufacturer to have done so.
The awards are the recognised benchmark for research into employee satisfaction in the UK. Results are based purely on the opinions of staff, who are asked to rate aspects such as training and development, the communication and understanding of business goals and performance, working conditions and the company’s contribution to the local community.
Richard Kahn, Managing Director of the Altro Group, said: “We’re delighted to be listed in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For again and are very proud to have been recognised for eight consecutive years.
“It is very important to us because it is based purely on what our staff experience of working here and that people enjoy coming to work and feel that their contribution really makes a difference.”
To Glue Or Not To Glue - Colourful Green Choices From Altro
Altro’s extended safety flooring systems offer the choice of adhered or adhesive-free flooring in a new and varied palette of 42 colours, giving even greater flexibility and a truly sustainable option.
Altro Walkway 20 and Altro XpressLay now share an enhanced palette of 23 colours including plain and chipped options. New Altro Walkway Plus and Altro XpressLay Plus bring a new dimension to the collections, and are ideal for public locations. They share a fresh, non-sparkle, non-industrial palette of 19 new colours for a warm contemporary look, even in large areas.
Specifiers can choose from the shared colour palettes, then decide whether to adhere the safety flooring in the traditional manner or to loose lay it. They can also combine the ranges. The new colour palettes have been designed to complement other Altro safety flooring ranges including Altro Aquarius, Altro Suprema II and Altro Unity, plus Altro Whiterock wall cladding for a fully integrated system.
Altro Walkway is a hugely popular, hard-wearing 2mm safety flooring providing lifelong slip and abrasion resistance. Additional benefits include PUR cleanability plus superior chemical and indentation resistance, which contribute to excellent product durability. Altro Walkway boasts superior slip resistance, with results of 36 and above on the pendulum test throughout the lifetime of the product. It is also available in a static dissipative option. Altro Walkway Plus shares all these attributes, plus the new dimension of sparkle-free, non-industrial colours taking it into new areas.
The Altro XpressLay system is the world’s first adhesive-free safety floor and offers unrivalled sustainability credentials. It contains recycled material, is 100% recyclable post-installation and can be lifted and reused after the initial installation.
Altro XpressLay is a highly durable, slip-resistant 2mm safety floor with PUR cleanability, ideal for highly-trafficked areas. It is installed using Altro LooseLay™ double-sided tape, which is specially formulated to work with the underside of the flooring, ensuring conformity with Altro’s 10 year warranty for peace of mind.
As well as its excellent environmental credentials, Altro XpressLay can save time and money as it can be applied to new concrete floors with up to 97% relative humidity and on problem surfaces such as existing tiles or flaky paint. With surface damp-proof membrane needed and no adhesive to cure, the floor can be welded the same day and walked on straight away.
Additionally, Altro XpressLay can be installed in applications where adhered safety flooring is inappropriate, such as historical and listed buildings. It is also ideal for temporary installations such as exhibitions or portacabins as it can be easily removed, and reused, post-installation.
Altro XpressLay Plus shares all these attributes, plus the new dimension of sparkle-free, non-industrial colours taking it into new areas.
The Altro XpressLay system achieves the highest possible BRE Global generic environment ratings of A+/A in the major building applications of Health, Education, Retail and Commercial.