Monday 19 October 2009


Leading flooring company Amtico International has delivered a high quality flooring solution for an exciting new animation exhibition at Explore-At-Bristol.

Animate It! is an interactive exhibition developed in collaboration with Aardman Animations, creators of the smash-hit Wallace and Gromit films. The exhibition is located within Explore-At-Bristol, one of the UK's most exciting hands-on science centres.

Emma Beinke, project coordinator said: “The flooring specified for this project needed to match the height of the existing carpet on the exhibition floor so that no trip hazards were present. The floor also needed to be flexible for usage over the existing floating floor.

“Spacia Access was the perfect option as the square tiles allowed us the flexibility to use the same flooring throughout. Long planks of flooring would not have worked in this scenario as we often need to remove just one square of flooring for access and doing this with boards would mean taking up larger areas each time. Traditional Oak was chosen as it complements the other materials used in the exhibition.”

“Model making with modeling clay is one of the main activities taking place where the Amtico flooring is fitted. As you can imagine this is quite messy so being able to maintain and clean the flooring easily was a deciding factor in our material choice.”

“We are thrilled with the finished result and were particularly impressed with the speed of installation, with the flooring taking just two days to complete. Amtico allows easy access to our visitors and has a natural look that works well.”

Just under 200sq meters of Amtico’s Spacia Access flooring in Traditional Oak has been used for this exhibition. With visitors given the opportunity to create their own animations, it was essential that the flooring specified was very durable to withstand the heavy footfall. With many families and children becoming animators for the day, improved slip-resistance and a tough urethane coating guarantees that the Amtico flooring delivers to the highest standards.

Sian Lewis, UK Marketing Manager at Amtico International, said: “We are delighted to be involved in this exciting exhibition. Spacia Access offers complete versatility for commercial applications, whether semi-permanent or permanent floor installations are required. It’s particularly well suited for projects such as this where there is raised access flooring.”

Amtico International 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.

Issued on behalf of Amtico International by Connect PR.
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