Sports Hall Success for Gerflor at Bolton School

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Bolton School is one of the oldest schools in Lancashire. The origins of the Boys’ School can be traced back to 1516 when the Bolton Grammar School for Boys was recorded as being “a going concern”. In 1644 it was endowed by Robert Lever and so began a long and close relationship with the Lever name.

Sport flourishes at Bolton School and the staff know only too well that keeping fit and focused is a great boon to aid learning. International flooring specialists Gerflor have in-depth sports knowledge and expertise that makes them the market leader and ideally positions them as the preferred sports flooring supplier to the education sector.

David Laskey, Deputy Head of Estates, Bolton School said, “After an extensive consultation period with the Heads of Boys’ and Girls’ Sport, which included visits to a number of other schools who have recently had different floor finishes installed, a full tendering process was carried out. Several different flooring types were considered and the decision to use Gerflor was ultimately determined based on the performance and cost comparisons.”

The School specified Gerflor’s world renowned Taraflex® sports flooring for their main sports hall and their top-performing Tarasafe Ultra for two of the changing rooms.

Taraflex® Comfort is a P3 category sports flooring, ideal for a variety of sport and leisure activities. It offers a high level of shock absorption, minimising the force of impact on the body and reducing long term injury risk. Taraflex® offers a wide range of colours and is suitable for a variety of applications and has been used by the largest international sports federations (volleyball, handball, badminton, table tennis) for decades. Through partnerships with these federations Gerflor has been present at the Summer Olympic Games since 1976.

Taraflex® meets the EN Standard of 22196 for anti- bacterial activity (E. coli – S. aureus – MRSA) (3) returning >99% levels of growth inhibition. The product is also treated with Protecsol®, which renders polish redundant and is triple action meaning no polish is ever required, it contributes to easy maintenance and is anti-friction burn and slide/grip. Taraflex® has a double density foam backing and is environmentally friendly. Taraflex® also meets the EN 14904 Standard for indoor sports surfaces.

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