Pergo plays its part in the community

15 December 2014

Shortlisted for Small Non-Residential Scheme of the Year at the ProCon Leicestershire Awards, the county’s celebration of the local construction industry, Bagworth Community Centre is now enjoying the low maintenance and hardwearing benefits of Pergo commercial laminate flooring in an oak finish.

Funded by the Big Lottery, the upgrade to the centre has involved the total refurbishment of the 104 year-old building with the remodelled hall fitted with Pergo’s Original Excellence quality laminate flooring. After being recommended Pergo laminate by the project’s Leicester based contractor, Smallman & Son, commissioned architecture practice, Pick Everard, decided that the Original Excellence specification would meet the centre’s need for a wood look floor that would need minimal maintenance.

The community wanted a floor to match the original, so a softwood tongue and groove board was originally specified. However after consideration post-tender, it was decided that laminate flooring would provide a look similar to the original floor without fading or uneven wear, as well as offering a finish that would require minimal maintenance

Andrew Glasby, senior architectural technician, Pick Everard.

Pergo Original Excellence laminate flooring is designed to withstand use within medium-duty commercial locations such as Bagworth Community Centre. With PerfectFold™ 3.0 click technology the floor is incredibly easy to fit, while the aluminium oxide infused TitanX™ Advanced anti-scratch wear coating delivers exceptional protection in heavy wear environments.

With the centre having suffered substantial subsidence as the result of old mining works, a new reinforced concrete slab subfloor was required. Pick Everard, working alongside Smallman & Son and Michael John Flooring, determined that the best course of action for the new floor of the centre was to install a timber deck with a floating laminate finish on top, as this would help to accommodate for subsequent movement.

Easy to install

Pergo laminate planks were recommended by the flooring subcontractor, Michael John Flooring, who had found the product easy to install. The flooring could move with the building and the ten-year commercial environment guarantee gave us confidence in the specification of Original Excellence. We had never specified Pergo laminate flooring before, but would certainly specify it again if the opportunity arose", continues Andrew Glasby.

We had never specified Pergo laminate flooring before, but would certainly specify it again

Alexandra Kowalczuk, Head of Business Developments, Smallman & Son, also commented, “From the start, we knew this project was going to be something special. The floor was just one challenge we would face, but thanks to the experience and knowledge of the teams involved, and the availability of a suitable laminate floor from Pergo, we were able to deliver an end result we are extremely proud of. We are also delighted that the hard work involved has been recognised by others. Not only was it shortlisted at this years ProCon Leicestershire Awards, but it was also a finalist in the Non-residential project category of the East Midlands Forum for Built Environment Awards”.

Some 146m2 of Pergo laminate flooring has been installed in Bagworth Community Centre as part of the refurbishment that also included sustainable initiatives, such as the use of photovoltaic roof panels.

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