Monday 27 July 2009


When leading Irish furniture store Dekko came to choose the flooring for their new Antrim store, they turned to Amtico International for a high quality solution.

Dekko, a destination store that caters for all furniture needs was opened in October 2008 and is approximately 12,000 sq ft. The brief required for the flooring throughout the building was to be as sleek, smooth and stylish – the Spacia Collection from Amtico fitted the bill perfectly.

The sub dividing room sets within the Dekko store showcase innovative and inspirational design ideas. With much thought going into the design of each room, different finishes are used to create looks, which are not only stylish now, but will also stand the test of time. With this in mind, the choice of flooring was very important and Dekko were able to specify Amtico’s Spacia collection with confidence that the range would complement the other design elements in store.

Gareth Oakes, marketing manager for Dekko said, “Dekko aim to offer products that are well designed, functional and modern. It was important for us to use flooring which accommodated all our design needs in the Antrim store. Amtico was specified because it delivers a contemporary look that compliments our furniture and fits in well with our ranges.

“We are thrilled with the results of the project. Taking only six weeks to complete there was a quick turn-around and Amtico were very accommodating to our needs. The ease of fitting and the wide range of options available, make Amtico flooring perfect for a commercial setting”.

An array of colours from the range was used for the room sets. Ceramic Chocolate was specified for the walkways and main areas of the store. Ebony Oak teamed with aubergine walls and black gloss desks to create a contemporary styled, trendy office space followed by Walnut chocolate flooring with neutral walls and white gloss created a cosy but stylish living space. The Traditional Oak tile flooring created a conservative but inspiring living/dining space when mixed with greens, browns and a feature wall of wallpaper.

The versatility of the Amtico tiles were key in the decision making for Dekko: “We wanted to create a different look in each room set and Spacia gave us the opportunity to do this. Being able to vary the styles of the tiles was a great help. This meant we were free to re-use several colours in each room without worrying about them looking too similar”, concluded Gareth.

It was crucial that the flooring used was extremely durable so that it could deal with the realities of a retail setting which receives heavy foot traffic, especially on the main walkways in the store. The Amtico Spacia collection comes with a urethane coating as standard making it ideal for use in a commercial environment. This extremely tough layer provides a high level of scratch, scruff and stain resistance.

Amtico has 40 years’ experience in designing, engineering and manufacturing some of the most innovative and resilient flooring products in the world. The company delivers flooring solutions to industry and business as well as domestic environments.

For further information, please contact Sue Fosteror Lizzie Furnell on 01902 714957 or email /

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