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Flooring system used at primary school

23 October 2013

The Forbo Flooring System integrated product portfolio has helped 2020 Liverpool create a dfferent environment for the pupils at Croxteth Community Primary School, where the flooring has been used as a key design element

Located in the Croxteth district of Liverpool, the primary school’s previous building was demolished to make way for the custom-designed new building, to provide its pupils with high quality facilities and fun spaces for learning.

Martin Shutt, Architect at 2020 Liverpool, specified a variety of Forbo’s products: “The main design objective for the flooring was to bring the outdoor environment inside – merging the internal and external boundaries, as well as bringing an organic and natural feel to the space.

“We successfully did this by using carpet tiles to create zoned areas, giving the effect of sandy islands in a large blue ocean. This created pleasing aesthetics but has also provided the school with pre-determined areas where the children can sit, read and participate in group activities.”

Martin chose Forbo’s Tessera Teviot carpet tiles for the central area of the school, using the colourways Deep Ocean to represent the water, Pine to represent the islands and Soap Stone to represent the sand surrounding the islands.

Karen McBride, Headteacher at Croxteth Community Primary School said: “Our new school is excellent. The open spaces have been greatly enhanced by the flooring designs – especially the islands, which have been a great learning apparatus.

“We have also noticed an improvement in the pupils’ behaviour and desire to attend school, which has resulted in less absenteeism.”

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