‘Limitless options’ for customised floors and walls
‘Innovative’ new Custom floors and walls from Altro allow healthcare specifiers ‘to create unique spaces exactly as they want them’ – the flooring and wall cladding specialist says.
Potential purchasers can either upload their own designs online via Altro’s ‘step-by-step’ Custom service, or choose from a collection of images and patterns – ‘the options are limitless’.
Altro Custom has launched at the same time as the new Altro Operetta, Altro Orchestra, and Altro Serenade ranges, which have natural shades ‘in design options that borrow the visual benefits of carpet, stone, and tiles, without the associated hygiene issues’. Altro says its newest ranges were ‘shaped by customer feedback, and inspired by the ethos of the Bauhaus’, a stone’s throw from its German manufacturing site. The new ranges are, however, ‘not just about aesthetics’. Altro Orchestra Custom, for example, offers 15dB impact sound reduction, comfort underfoot, and ‘excellent resistance to residual indentation’, while with the Altro Whiterock Digiclad (Custom) wall cladding system, a design or photographic image is ‘turned into reality’ using UV cured inks onto an Altro Whiterock sheet. Hard-coat technology provides scratch-resistant properties for added surface protection.
A new ordering portal guides customers through creating a custom or other floor, with guidance on file requirements, plus previews.
To develop the new Altro Operetta, Altro Orchestra and Altro Serenade looks, Altro worked closely with customers, design specialists, and ‘industry leaders’, with the collaboration resulted in new weave-style and terrazzo patterns. ‘Drawing from water, rocks, foliage, and weather’, the new palette features greens, blues, greys, and earthy tones.
The company said: “Launched four years ago, Altro Operetta, Altro Orchestra, and Altro Serenade have been installed in multiple application areas worldwide. These floors offer different levels of impact sound reduction and comfort underfoot, and share a number of shades and designs, allowing a designer to achieve fluidity thorough a building, be it matching or coordinating the look, without compromising on the performance benefits that create a better end-user experience.”
Altro Operetta is 2mm thick with 4 dB sound reduction, Altro Orchestra, 2.85 mm thick with 15 dB sound reduction and comfort underfoot, and Altro Serenade 3.9 mm thick with 19 dB acoustic performance and comfort underfoot.