Design-driven flooring solution by Gerflor for high-end student housing

Built by Robertson Construction and designed by architect Anderson Bell + Christie for Vastint Hospitality, Havannah House is a brand new six-storey private, student housing development in Glasgow City, which offers more than just somewhere to ‘crash’ while studying.

It accommodates 458 students in stylish apartments and en-suite rooms with comfortable modern interiors. Finding the right flooring solution for the living areas within the student apartments was necessary. But one of the criteria was very precise: a contemporary, distinctive flooring design, something that would really stand out, was required. However, durability, acoustic and easy maintenance qualities were also essential requirements.

Meeting the criteria was international flooring specialist, Gerflor’s, 19db acoustic, Taralay Impression Comfort in Nest Black, which was specified by Vastint Hospitality’s in-house design team with 1500 sqm installed by MacGregor flooring.

“The reason we chose this particular product was indeed durability but also because the overall design is rather simple with a modest colour base of white and a range of grey. We therefore wanted to introduce pattern into the floor that would give the space a bit of a twist”, said Magdalena Krzyżanowska, Architect, Vastint Hospitality.

Taralay Impression Comfort is a multi-layered, vinyl flooring with a Very High Density (VHD) foam backing and compact interlayer for where excellent sound insulation, comfort, durability and indentation performance are needed.

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