Vinyl, is no longer a thing of the 70's kitchen, but has been brought screaming to the 21st century with leaps and bounds, by firms such as Amtico.
This material has a wonderful application in residential design schemes, whether for a private gym or playroom..
Flooring for a Playroom!
"Continued research cites low-VOC product specification as the best method for creating healthy indoor environments. By recycling both our scrap and other manufacturing scrap into new material, we divert material from the landfills."
So, as we can consider the final design aesthetic, we can also take in to consideration the wear and tear this material will have; it's placement within the overall budget of the project, where in some instances this material is truly the best choice.
*images via Amtico Gallery
This was a wonderful chance to use this material - especially as children aged 2 1/2 - 4 spend so much of their time on the floor, we wanted it to be warmer then the existing ceramic and also soft and hygienic.
We had to consider the corridor area, where both classrooms would sit and eat, as well as store their bags and share all of the artwork and crafts that they had completed throughout the year.
We wanted it to be happy, and cheerful, to help calm the fragile nerves as they started their separation experiences for the very first time.
|Perspectives - Redesign for the Nursery School - St Dominick's|
The hallways and classrooms were going to share common color theme, but at the same time we wanted to use the vinyl flooring to help lead the way, with inset flowers and color coded areas that defined each area.
|Before & After (inset - color inlaid vinyl flowers - flooring in the hallway)|
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