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IVC Commercial Overcomes the Challenge at London Offices

IVC Commercial LayRed 55 engineered vinyl flooring at London Office

When the poor subfloor condition of a London office building presented a challenge, IVC Commercial provided the solution in LayRed 55 engineered vinyl flooring. 

The Upper Street, London offices of real estate investment firm, Cain International have been redesigned by award-winning design and build firm Modus Workspace, using IVC Commercial’s LayRed 55 engineered acoustic vinyl flooring. Delivering a workplace that has a home-like feel and captured a ‘modern heritage’ look, Modus Workspace opted for the durability and maintenance of vinyl flooring for the first, second and third floors of the office.

Ali Mackechnie, Project Designer, Modus Workspace, said: “We wanted to create a residential feel to the offices and so took inspiration from the classic style of wooden floors. We wanted a vinyl plank that could withstand high traffic in Cain international’s busy offices.”

On removal of the old floorcovering during the build, the subfloor revealed its poor condition and so contractor, Medifloor, was tasked with finding the solution. It took the usual remedial actions of repair and re-screed, but also recommended the use of IVC Commercial’s LayRed 55 engineered vinyl flooring. 

Featuring a rigid core and built-in underlay to combat uneven subfloors, LayRed 55 is IVC Commercial’s fast-and-easy-to-install luxury vinyl tile solution. Durable, easy to maintain, quiet and comfortable underfoot, it is ideal for overcoming installation problems while delivering a high-performance floor.  

Jim Gordon, Medifloor, explained: “The subfloor was problematic and very uneven. We repaired and re-screeded as is normal practice, but also recommended LayRed 55 as a way of ensuring that any remaining unevenness didn’t impact on the final finish, as vinyl plank floors are particularly sensitive to subfloor condition. The click fit also helped us to minimise installation time.”

Available in true-to-life wood and stone looks, including the classic grain of Blackjack Oak chosen by Modus Workspace, LayRed 55 is made from 30% recycled content in Belgium using renewable energy.

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