Murrayburn Primary School

Altro is natural leader in biophilic design for schools

Altro Wood Safety Comfort

“Many of the children attending the school have special learning needs… so it was paramount that the space was quiet and comfortable with minimal noise. The flooring is also ideal for shoeless learning because it’s so comfortable to walk on.”

Lesley McMillan,
Interior designer, City of Edinburgh Council


This project was the refurbishment of a multi-use room at an 80-year-old school that adjoined a community kitchen. It’s needs were many - it had to be flexible and cater for all ages as a classroom, community space and somewhere for families too.


Interior designer at City of Edinburgh Council, Lesley McMillan, has worked with Altro for a number of years, and has recently completed a number of school projects using Altro’s Wood Safety range to help ‘bring the outside in’. Her belief in the benefits of biophilic design is at the heart of her work with schools.

Altro Wood Safety Comfort was the flooring of choice for Murrayburn Primary School. It was used throughout to not only deliver biophilic principles, but to also maximise comfort underfoot and address the acoustic needs of the space and reduce noise.

“Having a good, high quality flooring really lifted the entire room and set the scene for a very special space. It really looks lovely and the colour is perfect... From an acoustic and comfort point of view the flooring works very well.”

Leanne Hepburn,
Head Teacher, Murrayburn Primary School

The space is comfortable, peaceful and the flooring brings nature inside and creates a wonderful homely feel.


Altro Wood Safety Comfort was used for the floor to provide a good aesthetic and easy to clean floor. At 2.85mm thick, it is the ideal choice for areas that need to look good while helping to give comfort underfoot. It offers low residual indentation, allowing furniture to be moved and rearranged without marking the floor. It also offers 14dB sound reduction, which is great for noisy environments.

Looks great with:

Altro Wood Safety,
Altro Whiterock wall designs,
Altro Whiterock Digiclad

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