Talasoponiente Thermal Centre

Talasoponiente Thermal Centre choose Altro safety floor

Altro Wood Safety

Located in the Dique Este, in the Playa de Poniente Gijon, Talasoponiente Thermal Centre is a unique building and landmark of the town. It is dedicated to leisure activities as well as health and beauty treatments.

With a wide range of services for all ages and sea water as its central motif, Talasoponiente follows the ancient Asturias spa tradition, from the first Roman baths to the spas of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The impressive modern three-storey building is organised in different complementary areas: Thalasso area, water recreational park, sport area and aesthetic area. All are advanced facilities and are appointed with the latest equipment.

The facility has a high level of footfall, hosting about 500 people a day. In a recent refurbishment of its facilities, Talasoponiente has chosen Altro Wood Safety in Walnut Wood, a stylish dark walnut tone. In total 360 m² of Altro safety floors was installed in hallways, common areas, fitness and relaxation rooms.

Slip resistance, aesthetics and easy cleaning are features that have been taken into account when choosing the flooring.

Peter Ibisate, Talasoponiente manager said : “With older people using the facilities, we needed slip resistance; but also aesthetics were important.”

Mr. Ibisate is very pleased with the results. “It’s easy to clean and therefore helps to project a good image of our facility. Overall, the result has been excellent. It is very warm and welcoming,” he says.

He concludes: “Our customer feedback has been positive. I would recommend it for this type of installation.”

Altro Wood Safety was quick and easy to install, according to Abel Felgueres, manager at Andecor, the company that installed the flooring. The company has extensive experience in the sale and installation of all types of coatings and decorative material.

“The work was completed within a week, even though the areas were not closed during the refurbishment,” comments Felgueres.

“It’s a very strong, malleable flooring and looks good. The installers liked it very much because it is easy to install and looks great.”

Among the virtues of the Altro Wood Safety, Felgueres also highlights its slip resistance, describing it as “superior to what currently exists in the market, which is essential in an area with moisture, that is often used by older people, and where you cannot risk a slip.”

Altro Wood Safety is 2mm thick, with slip resistance maintained throughout its life for high traffic areas which have to maintain an impeccable image without sacrificing safety. Available in 16 designs with a wood effect, it is suitable for any environment and combines with all decorative styles. It also has Altro Easyclean technology, making cleaning and maintenace easy.

We’ve never installed Altro, the experience has been wonderful, it is a great material and the customer is happy. We have made the right choice. I would definitely recommended it to customers, “ said Abel Felgueres.

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