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Altro has announced the launch of Altro Aquarius™, an evolution in safety flooring with guaranteed performance in wet or dry conditions for combined shoe and barefoot use – including hard soled, rubber and training shoes. This technological breakthrough revolutionises product selection for potentially wet areas, eliminating risk in a wide range of environments.

Altro Aquarius is the result of three years’ research and development work in direct response to customer feedback. Achieving over 36 in TRRL pendulum tests and Class B to DIN51097 for barefoot use, Altro Aquarius provides optimum slip resistance in both wet and dry environments.

With Altro Easyclean Maxis PUR™ Technology, Altro Aquarius offers significant savings on cleaning and maintenance over its life cycle compared to non PUR-treated safety flooring, and is available in a range of warm, homely chipped and non-chipped colours, making it a perfect solution for applications in health, care homes, leisure, education and social housing.

Whilst studded safety flooring provides a perfect solution for barefoot and soft soled shoe use in wet locations such as pool surrounds, there are many wet areas such as bathrooms, showers and changing rooms, where use is more diverse. Frequently, wet and barefoot users share the environment with those who are dry or wearing a variety of footwear.  Until the arrival of Altro Aquarius, these areas proved problematical when it came to choosing flooring, with a slip risk for shoe wearers on wet floors. Altro Aquarius takes away the uncertainty of how and where to specify and install safety flooring for mixed barefoot and shoe use.

Altro Aquarius is highly flexible and will cove and weld easily, making it ideal for installation in confined areas such as domestic bathrooms or en suites.

Altro Aquarius provides a fully integrated wall and floor system in conjunction with Altro WhiterockTM wall cladding, for use in wet rooms and other areas where safety and hygiene are critical and that might be used wet or dry, bare footed or wearing shoes. Both product ranges include integral AltrosanTM bacteriostat, which does not support the growth of MRSA and similar organisms. Altro Whiterock is available in a range of colours including the soft pastels of Altro Whiterock Satins™, ideal for care homes, or the bold and glossy colours of Altro Whiterock Chameleon™, already a firm favourite in hospitals.

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