Equinox, London

InstaLay 30hg

equinox yoga studio

Kensington Gate
W8 5NA
United Kingdom

New bamboo flooring was specified for the yoga studio at the prestigious Equinox Fitness Club in South Kensington, London. The Club wanted to upgrade the flooring with minimal disruption to activities, so they were looking for a solution that could deliver rapid results.

Equinox is housed on the fifth floor of the Art Deco Derry & Toms building, once home to the Biba fashion store. It’s located directly above Warner Music, and had been receiving regular complaints about the levels of impact sound coming from the floor above.

InstaLay 30hg was the ideal choice to install the new bamboo flooring, as it enhances the click joints by supporting and strengthening them, overcoming potential problems. Its built-in acoustic properties would also greatly reduce impact sound in the building.

Being loose laid, InstaLay could minimise the sub-floor preparations and significantly speed up installation of the new bamboo flooring. As the release film was removed, the bamboo planks were simply placed in position and secured by InstaLay’s self-adhesive membrane.

The new bamboo flooring could be walked on immediately after installation, which was a huge advantage for Equinox. The entire project was completed overnight and the yoga studio was ready for use again the next day.

The Club owners were very pleased with the results. The installation was fast and clean, the finished bamboo flooring looked good, and the underfoot comfort was improved, along with the absorption of impact sound.

Products used: 

InstaLay 30hg
(high grab adhesive) 150m2 

Floor finish:
14mm click system bamboo floor

Flooring contractor:
Sanson Contracts 

Product Benefits: 

  • Bamboo flooring could be used immediately ensuring no studio down time, which was very important to Equinox. 
  • Rubber crumb construction provides excellent long term acoustic performance, significantly reducing impact sound. 
  • The reduction in reflected walking sound created a quieter and more pleasant environment in the studio. 
  • InstaLay provides a durable, stable, long-lasting, high performance installation.