As very experienced flooring contractors, we are set many challenges by our clients, but covering over a Grade I listed wood block floor in the beautiful County Hall in Westminster, the home to the ticket hall for EDF Energy London Eye was definitely a challenge.

The County Hall, already grand in appearance, needed a new finish to suit the EDF Energy London Eyes’ modern theme and most important of all to protect the now tired wood block flooring from the thousands of visitors it greets every day.

The solution we offered was a floating floor, this enabled us to protect the floor beneath and lay a stunning modern floor above, which will last for years to come.

At the beginning of this exciting new project we offered Merlin Entertainments a varied choice of Luxury Vinyl Tiles that would suit the effect and the needs required for this project. We knew how important the overall look of the building was to EDF Energy London Eye and the overall public image. After careful consideration, Karndean Opus colour Rubra was chosen and works began, 600sqm and 1 week to complete before the EDF Energy London Eye would re-opened to the public.

We installed a product called Versilay,  this was also supplied by Karndean. The product works by rolling out a polythene DPM across the original floor and special self adhesive MDF sheets installed on top, this protects the wood block floor beneath and is now our new sub floor for the Karndean Opus.

The ticket hall looks stunning and is well suited for the building, as for original beautiful wood block flooring, it is now protected for years to come.