Interface creates a design of distinction - Brunel University

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Brunel University in Uxbridge recently unveiled its new look library, courtesy of leading global flooring company Interface. The company’s products were used in the 8,500 square-metre refurbishment to improve the learning environment for its 15,000 students, in line with the university’s credentials as a world class institution.

The project brief demanded a tailored solution that would combine design with durability. Hannah Harper, Interface Concept Designer who created the interior scheme, said: “As well as creating a bespoke design to provide a much-needed update to the existing interior design, we had to select products that would provide the necessary level of durability for a university building. As the library is in constant demand, it was essential that the specified products would disguise the effects of high traffic and clean well.”

To demonstrate how durable the chosen products were, Interface laid down samples of the selected flooring, before asking staff and students to spill an array of substances on the tiles. Interface then proceeded to remove the stains, in order to demonstrate the durability of the flooring.