Europe’s leading floorcoverings distributor, Headlam Group, has recently completed a major upgrade of its head offices, at Coleshill in Birmingham, where it used over 1000m2 of InstaLay, our self-adhesive acoustic underlay.
To accommodate iHeadlam’s growing UK business, the project included new showrooms for its flooring products and a new office block where many of the floorcoverings were installed using InstaLay. Distributed nationwide by Headlam Group member, Home Foundations, InstaLay’s green credentials appealed to Headlam, with its commitment to offering and promoting recycled products, and helped to make the installation an environmentally responsible project.
Polyflor dryback vinyl tiles were installed on loose laid InstaLay 30hg in the main corridors and walkways, following minimal sub-floor preparation. InstaLay 50hg was also used on the first floor to install tongue and groove hardwood flooring. InstaLay allowed both floorcoverings to be installed quickly and cleanly, with no messy wet adhesives or nails required, while providing comfortable cushion flooring that will reduce fatigue for the staff.
InstaLay also offered excellent acoustic insulation, achieving 26dB with InstaLay 50hg and 23dB with InstaLay 30hg, ensuring that any impact noise was absorbed to create a quiet working environment in the ground floor offices below.
- Quick, clean installation with minimal sub-floor preparations and no messy wet adhesives.
- Ensured a more comfortable, warmer floor with its anti-fatigue characteristics.
- Excellent acoustic performance for a quieter working environment.
- True ‘cradle-to-cradle’ recycling; re-used over 88 truck tyres or 377 car tyres.
InstaLay is available from Home Foundations and many other Headlam businesses, with the benefit of a free national next day delivery service. To find out more about the benefits of InstaLay for the installation of carpet tiles, hardwood flooring, sheet vinyl and vinyl tiles visit www.instafloor.co.uk where there are fitting demonstration videos and installation instructions for all applications.