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Flooring in retail

Loughton with Forbo

Loughton Contracts with Forbo at Microsoft Store, London. Loughton Contracts was chosen to supply and install the floor finishes to Microsoft’s first UK retail store located at London’s Oxford Circus. The project was managed by Overbury and designed by Gensler UK. Our install programme for the £1m flooring contract was extremely tight at just 10 weeks. New floor finishes were supplied and installed from the basement right up to the top floor of Microsoft’s new UK retail store. The back of house areas received over 500sq m of Forbo Marmoleum tiles following extensive prep work to the existing concrete sub floor. A liquid DPM was utilised to prevent any moisture ingress. The ground and first floor retail areas had an 18mm plywood sub floor installed followed by an unfinished American White Oak engineered floor. Over 700sq m of the material was hand selected and shipped from America to ensure continuity with the software giant’s US stores. Once installed the floor was sanded out of hours and finished with a hardwearing ceramic coating. The helical timber staircase was clad in solid American White Oak and finished with brass CAT nosings.