Sports hall success for Gerflor at Bolton School

Bolton School picked Gerflor for its "performance and cost"

Gerflor have in-depth sports knowledge and expertise that makes them the market leader and ideally positions them as the preferred sports flooring supplier to the education sector.

It’s for this very reason that Bolton School in Lancashire would specify Gerflor’s world-renowned Taraflex® sports flooring for their main sports all and their top-performing Tarasafe Ultra for two of the changing rooms.

David Laskey, deputy head of estates at Bolton School, said: “After an extensive consultation period with the heads of boys’ and girls’ sport, which included visits to a number of other schools who have recently had different floor finishes installed, a full tendering process was carried out. Several different flooring types were considered and the decision to use Gerflor was ultimately determined based on the performance and cost comparisons.”

Several different flooring types were considered and the decision to use Gerflor was ultimately determined based on the performance and cost comparisons

Bolton School chose on this occasion to appoint Stockport-based Recreational Coatings. Ross Johns, commercial director of Recreational Coatings commented: “Taraflex® Comfort was specified for their main sports hall because it suited the user and activity type at Bolton School. We had to ensure the sub floor was 100% perfect prior to installation. We have been installing Taraflex® for many years and are used to working with this outstanding product.

The changing rooms at Bolton School would need flooring that could deliver safety and be extremely durable to be able to handle the amount of usage envisaged. The Tarasafe Ultra range from Gerflor was specified. Tarasafe Ultra is a specialist slip-resistant vinyl safety flooring inlaid with mineral crystal particles, as opposed to industry-standard carborundum giving a brighter appearance.

Ross Johns concluded: “Gerflor is our ‘go-to’ supplier for vinyl flooring products, both in sport and gym environments. Gerflor’s products are excellent quality and they provide a great service.”

David Laskey added: “I’m extremely pleased with the final result as it has revitalised the sports hall and provided us with a modern multi-purpose sports complex floor.”


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