Tuesday 9 November 2010


When the University of Greenwich required a robust floor, in keeping with the period style of some of its buildings, it turned to Amtico International for an authentic wood finish.

The university campus at Avery Hill, located in a 86-acre park in Eltham, combines the style and grace of a listed Victorian mansion with the best of modern teaching, living and sporting facilities.

Amtico’s English Oak was selected for the refurbishment of the student common room area. The 120-metre square project saw the removal of carpet for a more durable and hard wearing floor that reduced maintenance costs and echoed the era of the 19th century building.

The Amtico floor was laid in a Herringbone Pleat format complementing the building’s existing interior wood paneling.

Enhancing the students’ environment with a more durable covering was an essential requirement in the floor refurbishment project as the University’s Head of Campus Services, Lee Devlin, explained:

“We required a floor that could withstand the high volume of traffic that the common room receives.”

“As the area houses refreshment facilities, the carpet had become completely impractical. Cleaning was an issue as the marks and stains were becoming increasing difficult to remove.”

“When we came across Amtico, we saw that the range was very flexible and could comfortably cater for all our needs. Cleaning has been reduced and the flooring looks as good as the day it was installed.”

Sian Lewis, UK Marketing Manager at Amtico International, said: “Our comprehensive range can be installed in a range of configurations from a standard block formation through to a more complex pattern. We have 18 different design formats in addition to a custom design service where we work with the customer to create a bespoke design reflecting their business environment and needs.”

For further information, please contact Sue Foster on 01902 714957 or email

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