Jestico + Whiles completes key new learning centre for the University of Cambridge
A new building that offers co-working and social spaces, the West Hub marks the start of the transformation of the West Cambridge Site into a centre for innovation.
British flooring manufacturer Amtico has revolutionised its popular Spacia luxury vinyl tile (LVT) collection with a fresh look, new designs and highly realistic textures. Four years in the making and following more than 100 hours of customer research, Amtico Spacia now features 46 Woods and 48 Stones designed with a balanced and holistic approach.
As the trend for warmer, natural finishes in commercial interiors continues to grow, Spacia’s Woods have been arranged into six versatile and usable palettes – including Warm and the new Golden tones – to provide a variety of texture and colour. Designers can create realistic rustic timber floors without compromising on performance and durability, thanks to new Heritage Oaks, which have been added to the collection to offer a reclaimed aesthetic with softly worn grains and sawn mark detailing. The unique emboss follows the grain for a realistic aesthetic. Also new to the Spacia collection is Salvaged Timber, a versatile rustic wood design with a painterly finish. The contrasting grains and tonal variations provide a contemporary twist on reclaimed oak floors.
With commercial environments and the way people use spaces changing, Spacia’s Stones have also undergone a refresh, with an emphasis on natural designs and palettes, including brand-new trend-driven products – Marble, Terrazzo and Tones. Marble is a modern take on the traditional material, offering organic shades with delicate detailing in four colours, including the blush hues of Rose Marble.
Terrazzo and Elemental Terrazzo are two bold introductions for Amtico; featuring colourful marble chips – offering pattern and colour in commercial interiors while also providing a lightweight, easy-to-install LVT alternative to concrete or resin-based tiles. For more subtle introductions of colour, the new Tones palette brings together nature-inspired shades with a chalky feel, centred on calming interiors with natural colour injections and realistic Stones.
Amtico Spacia now also features antimicrobial protection against MRSA and E.coli combined with a 0.55mm high density wear layer, it can also be specified in over 90 Wood and Stones designs with Acoustic backing or 36+ enhanced slip resistance finish. The collection also carries a 10-year commercial warranty and accreditations, including M1 building emissions classification.
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