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Modern schools provide stimulating, practical learning environments. This new classroom block features a range of flooring products from Floorspace

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Building anew is often a better option than refurbishment, especially when it provides an opportunity to tailor a new classroom block to best meet the needs of students in the 21st century.

Don Jamieson Architecture designed a new five-classroom block for Our Lady of the Rosary School in Lower Hutt. In the words of the principal, "We are absolutely delighted with the space now. It is bright, open and airy, and it offers really exciting new spaces for students to learn in."

Floorspace supplied a range of flooring types for the project. Tandus carpet tiles in Degrees, Grey Scale 43005 feature throughout the classrooms, with accents of red (Radiation 43010) used to define the key circulation routes through the Year 5 and 6 classrooms.

Floorspace says durability is assured – the tiles have a long life, are easy to maintain and can be replaced if required. And Tandus tiles are an environmental choice – they are manufactured from eco-friendly materials.

Armstrong Marmorette linoleum in Rusty Orange is another flooring surface from Floorspace. This features polyurethane reinforcing (PUR), which makes it especially low maintenance and therefore well suited to education facilities.


Another featured vinyl flooring, Armstrong Accolade Plus in Kingstone Blue, is also a PUR product, and is 100% recyclable.

Floorspace is the sole New Zealand distributor of Tandus and Armstrong products, all of which are available in a wide range of colours.

For more details, contact Floorspace Ltd, 24C Allright Place, Mount Wellington, Auckland, phone (+64) 9 582 0070. Email: Or visit the

First published date: 26 May 2014

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