Scottish school redesigns junior hall around new flooring

St Columbia’s turned to Gerflor for multi-purpose flooring with a high-quality look

St Columba’s is one of Scotland’s highest-achieving schools, ranked within the top 10 independent schools in Scotland.

The school’s 19th-century building is situated in Kilmacolm, close to Glasgow. It was the need to replace the flooring within its junior school’s multi-purpose hall and two corridors located within the school’s 1970s building extension that has brought the refurbished areas into the 21st century.

Extremely high standards were a priority when carrying out the two flooring renovation projects under the management of St Columba’s newly appointed facilities manager. Alasdair McGregor said: “The hall is an all-round area that is regularly used for activities like assemblies, exams, parents’ evenings and for the younger pupils’ games and gymnastics lessons.

“We therefore needed an equally all-round, multi-purpose flooring to cater for this diversity and to replace the old and unsightly tiles which were in very poor condition. As I had worked with Virginia Harris of Gerflor in a previous appointment, I knew I could rely on both her expertise and the reliability of Gerflor’s products.

“We ascertained that Gerflor’s Taraflex® Multi-Use was the flooring product most suitable for the hall renovation as it combined the aesthetic, hardwearing and safety characteristics we wanted.

“Whereas Gerflor’s Mipolam Elegance vinyl sheet flooring with the best abrasion resistance group T rating and high stain resistance for heavy traffic use was ideal for our busy corridors. We designed the whole assembly hall around the flooring! I’m really delighted with the result and everyone who uses the school comments on it.”

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