Lanner Primary School, Cornwall, UK

Altro Orchestra earns a gold star at primary school

Altro Orchestra


The Lanner Primary School is dedicated to promoting a caring ethos. The school is always looking for ways to make cost effective improvements to the school for the safety and comfort of pupils and to enhance their learning and playing experiences. The school hall floor needed replacing, and had issues with sound reverberation and was an uncomfortable surface for students to sit on.


Nathan Campling from Eden Flooring & Interiors suggested using 2.85mm Altro Orchestra to increase comfort and improve acoustics in the hall. Specifying a comfort flooring option, instead of a standard floor covering, can improve the performance of space for children and those with hearing difficulties, and aid concentration, in addition to creating a more effective learning environment for teachers and support staff.

The school agreed, and Altro Orchestra was installed by Eden Flooring & Interiors.


Altro Orchestra has proven a big hit with pupils. Since installation, the children have commented that the new floor makes it significantly more comfortable to sit on than the flooring it replaced. The integrated impact sound insulation system also cuts impact sound by up to 15dB.

In addition, the low residual indentation of the flooring means furniture and equipment can be used and moved flexibly without leaving tell-tale marks.

The new flooring offers the ultimate flexible, multi-purpose surface that can be used for both study and play areas throughout the school.

“We fitted new Altro Orchestra flooring in the main school hall to reduce reverberation and boost overall comfort, and we are delighted with the results.”

Mrs Tamsin Pulley, Acting Head Teacher

For areas where comfort and sound reduction are important, 2.85mm Altro Orchestra has been engineered to create the ideal environment to learn and live. Low residual indentation facilitates the flexible use of equipment and furniture. At the same time, the integrated impact sound insulation system cuts impact sound by up to 15dB.

It offers comfort underfoot making life easier on the feet of students and patients.

With a palette of 40 colours and designs varying from calming neutrals reflecting tones of nature, to vibrant shades, Altro Orchestra allows you to create the right atmosphere every time. It coordinates with Altro Operetta and Altro Serenade for a complete look throughout.

“The children have told us that it’s more comfortable to sit on than the flooring it replaced, and that the acoustics in the hall are much better.”

Mrs Tamsim Pulley, Acting Head Teacher

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