One of the best flooring types is Altro, although it’s not as widely known as the alternatives.

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Altro Flooring

Deciding on flooring is not something that can be done lightly. If you are renovating or updating your commercial or residential space, you need to think about what works both from an aesthetic point of view and a functional one.

For that reason alone, choosing flooring is a balancing act. We all want something that’ll look great when it’s first laid, but also just as good years down the line. This is sometimes easier said than done in high-traffic areas, or parts of the building that see a lot of dirt, damp, or heavy furniture.

What you might not know is that Altro safety flooring is one of the best flooring types, particularly for kitchens, wet rooms, and bathrooms. It’s a durable flooring option resistant to damaging elements like moisture – but it doesn’t feel as ‘rough and ready’ as some of the heavy-duty alternatives.

At AOC Flooring, we like to think that Altro flooring gives you the best of both worlds. Designed to cope with high-demand spaces, this flooring type doesn’t need any specific maintenance to keep it clean or damage-free, and it has a number of particular safety benefits that hardwood or luxury vinyl does not.

The Benefits Of Altro Flooring

The most significant benefit of Altro is that it is fully waterproof, but it’s also comfortable underfoot – whether you’re walking through in shoes, or barefoot.
In an industry where more than £5 million has been invested into developing cutting-edge safety technology in the last few years alone, an option like Altro flooring is truly a stand-out option. Each flooring product is safety-checked by 400 metres, guaranteeing slip resistance, and advanced tests are made every year to ensure optimal performance against moisture and chemicals.
And it’s also nice to look at! Spaces where health and safety are primary concerns don’t need to look unpolished. The aesthetic side of things carries a lot of weight, and with plenty of variations and designs to choose from, you can make sure that your spaces are not only safe but look just as beautiful as any other high-end flooring option.

Who Buys Altro Flooring?

As experts in the field, we tend to recommend this type of flooring for clients looking to complete kitchens, wet rooms, and bathrooms. This makes it ideal for commercial spaces, but also residential spaces where safety is of paramount importance, such as:

  • Assisted living homes
  • Care homes
  • Schools 
  • Gyms  

Altro Aquarius, for instance, is perfect for clients looking for a solid wet and dry area. It has a specialist solution for wet areas, without being contaminated by-products like shampoo and conditioner, but it is also resistant to wear and tear from shoes.

This makes it the number one choice for clients with bathrooms, showers, saunas, or spas to refloor. For those preparing to operate in slippery conditions, Altro Stronghold 30 also has the highest rating for slip resistance – PTV >55, R12 – which means it can prevent slips and falls when the conditions underfoot are wet and greasy. It can also help minimise fatigue with the floor’s 3mm thickness, which provides comfort for feet and reduces noise in the environment.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you think that this flooring is right for you, but you have a few questions, please feel free to drop us a query and we will be more than happy to get back to you. In the meantime, here are a few of our most frequently asked questions that might help to make your mind up right now…
Altro flooring is PVC flooring with a non-slip vinyl coating. 
Altro flooring is no more expensive than other quality flooring options, and it’s certainly one 
of the best when it comes to safety and preventing accidents both at home and in the 
One of the best things about Altro flooring is how durable it is. If maintained properly, Altro flooring can last for 30 years or more, with stain resistance and strength that keep physical wear and tear at bay. Maintenance is also not that hard, with just a hoover, mop, and warm water needed to keep it sparkling!
We’ve talked all about the positives, so what about any negatives? Well, we can’t think of any! Altro flooring does exactly what it says it will do. It keeps you safe, keeps your floor from becoming slippery, and looks good while it’s doing it. That’s all a big tick for us!
While Altro flooring options are mainly used in commercial buildings, such as schools, workplaces, and hospitals, several types are perfect for domestic use. Altro is, however, specifically waterproof flooring, so you would only use it with wet spaces in mind. For other spaces, it’s best to choose hardwood, LVT (luxury vinyl), or carpet tiles, which we also provide!

Get in Touch with Our Gloucester Team Today

Whether you know what you want or need to talk things through with an expert before you press Go, we’re always happy to respond to any queries. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today.

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