UCLan Reaches New Heights With Skyline Carpet Tiles From Gradus

University of Central Lancashire chooses durable and low maintenance quality floor coverings by Gradus

by Jill Harrington | Wednesday 20 April 2011

UCLan is one of the largest universities in the UK offering a diverse range of academic and vocational courses to over 35,000 students. The University recently refurbished the Harris Building on its Preston City campus, which includes the School of Architecture.

Gradus’ Skyline carpet tiles in Broadgate (Light Beige) were installed throughout the building, helping to create a modern learning environment for students, lecturers and visitors. Skyline is particularly suitable for busy environments, which require a hardwearing flooring surface that will withstand a high level of pedestrian traffic, without compromising on aesthetics.

The Skyline range of premium carpet tiles features an attractive loop pile linear design and is available in a choice of 16 contemporary colours, covering all major colour areas from natural and grey tones through to reds, greens and blues.

Skyline is supplied in tile format, providing a durable and low maintenance floorcovering solution. The carpet tiles can be installed either quarter turn, broadloom or brick bond, providing flexibility of design for a wide range of applications including education, commercial, hospitality, retail and healthcare.

Brian Whittaker, Senior Building Surveyor for UCLan, commented: “Skyline was the ideal choice for the Harris Building, as it is highly durable as well as easy to clean. We were also able to choose from an array of colourways, making the product extremely versatile.”

Jill Harrington from Gradus International, added: “Skyline carpet tiles are ideal for a wide variety of contract environments, where a combination of design, colour and durability is important. With a choice of installation methods and a wide range of colours to choose from, the Skyline range offers design versatility to specifiers and end users.”

The Skyline carpet tile collection is available with full LRV (light reflectance value) test reports from Gradus to help specifiers achieve visual contrast with adjacent surfaces, in line with Equality Act guidelines.

Gradus offers a comprehensive range of nylon and polypropylene carpets. Many of the Gradus floorcovering ranges now carry BRE environmental performance ratings for installation in a variety of applications, including education and multi-residential domestic buildings such as university accommodation.

Gradus is a major supplier to the healthcare, education, leisure, cinema, hotel and retail markets of contract interior products such as Stair Edgings, Floor Trims and Flooring Accessories, Carpets, Wall Protection, Barrier Matting systems and Step and Aisle Lighting.


Jill Harrington
Gradus International
+44 (0) 1625 613780

Wednesday 20 April 2011 / file under Leisure | Healthcare | Education | Construction | Architectural