InstaFloor installs acoustic flooring at Athletes’ Village for London 2012 Olympics

InstaFloor has completed a major contract at the Athletes’ Village for the London Olympics, which will be home to over 14,000 athletes and officials and 4,200 during the Paralympic Games. In 5 of the 11 tower blocks in the Village, over 75,000m2 of InstaCradle raised acoustic flooring has been installed.

The InstaCradle system exceeded the clients’ and architects’ requirements for a lightweight floor that provided superior acoustic performance, could be rapidly installed and used in conjunction with an under floor heating system.

Shaun Smith of InstaFloor said, “the InstaFloor system ensured that construction stayed on schedule, while delivering the high acoustic specification that will provide athletes from around the world with quiet apartments in which to live and rest.”

The InstaCradle system which uses patented rubber crumb cradles, manufactured from recycled tyre rubber, that are environmentally friendly and have a 60 year guarantee. Furthermore, the system can be levelled on-site to eliminate variations in the sub-floor surface to produce a fully level finished floor.

The architects also had to consider the post games legacy, as the apartments will be used to create over 2,800 new homes for the people of London. The village will include nearly 1,400 affordable homes and 1,000 family residences of three and four bedrooms.

Shaun added, “consequently, the requirement was for a floor system that was durable, provided excellent acoustic performance and accommodated an efficient underfloor heating system, while also meeting the needs of modern apartment buildings and the strict acoustic regulations.”

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