Exams and Push ups, University of St Andrews chooses Gerflor

Founded in 1413, St Andrews is Scotland's first university and the third oldest in the English-speaking world. Over six centuries it has established a reputation as one of Europe's leading and most distinctive centres for teaching and research.
The University Sports Centre provides a perfect setting where everyone can take part in classes, train, or play sport at any level. The combination of an environment which has an excellent climate, is relatively pollution free and has outstanding sports facilities is unsurpassable.
Looking for the very best all-round solution that would deliver both durability, ease of installation and a performance solution, the University of St Andrews turned to international flooring and finishing solutions specialists Gerflor to supply a sports flooring product that would not only deliver to the highest standards, but would also look fantastic.
Taraflex™ Sport M Comfort from Gerflor was specified and their sports hall would need a total of some 600m2 of this remarkable product.
Ian Gaunt, Assistant Director of Sport at the University of St Andrews commented, “We chose Taraflex ™ Sport M Comfort as it came with a good reputation, both from colleagues in the higher education sector and the London 2012 Olympics. The colour was chosen to brighten up our previously dull sports hall. The London Light Blue floor from Gerflor has helped make the sports hall an attractive place to play sport”.
Taraflex™ is versatile enough to be used in various multi-specialist applications and affordable for all new projects and refurbishments. This sports flooring solution is used within the education, community, leisure, health & fitness sectors.
The first obstacle that had to be dealt with was the existing old 2mm vinyl and lino floor that had been on the sports hall for some twenty years. Gerflor’s Taraflex ™ Sport M Comfort went down over the old floor bringing it up immediately to the new European standards for shock absorption. Another huge benefit to the University would be the no polish for life qualities of Taraflex™ saving them time and maintenance costs.
Ian Gaunt went on to further add, “Students and members of our sports centre are very happy with the product, especially in relation to the “give” the floor has, making it easier on the body and safer for children’s activities. I would certainly specify this product again”.
Learn more about Gerflor solutions, ask for a free sample or contact us to speak to a specialist today by calling 01926 622 600, emailing [email protected], or visiting gerflor.co.uk for the latest innovations.
Gerflor are suppliers appointed to Lot 1 of the Floor Coverings Framework. Full details on the framework are available on HE Contracts.