The developers of a heritage-listed building in England needed a permanent solution to transform unsafe metal balcony flooring – without detracting from the apartment's stylish exterior.
In 2017, a former Imperial Tobacco building in Bristol was converted into a 270 unit development by property developers Urban Splash. A major feature of the building is an array of glass-fronted balconies that wrap around each level. While they provide great views for the apartments, the original open grid metal floor was impractical for residential living. The developers needed a stylish, slip-resistant apartment balcony flooring that could be loose laid over the metal grid, but would remain sturdy in all weather conditions.
- Provides slip resistance in all weather conditions
- Can be loose laid over an existing surface
- Sturdy enough to stay in place in high winds
- Heel and wheel proof
- Enhances the exterior of the apartment building
The apartment building’s luxury atmosphere meant the matting not only needed to work well, but match the architectural style. Along with flooring specialist Technix, we recommended that Gateway 14 XT, a stylish entrance mat from our Gateway range, be used to cover the existing apartment balcony flooring.
Made from flexible PVC, the matting can be loose laid with no fixing required and remains stable in all weather conditions. Gateway 14 XT’s close mesh grid makes it suitable for heels and wheels, while the mat's diamond-tread surface provides residents with extra traction and comfort underfoot. The open grid traps dirt and quickly drains water, keeping surfaces safe.