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LayRed Overcomes the Challenge

When it comes to subfloor problems, there are few better solutions than LayRed

  • Location: London (UK)
  • Sector: Office
  • Product Category: Luxury vinyl tiles
  • Surface: 442 m²

Cain International needed a very special solution to achieve its residential feel

The Upper Street, London offices of real estate investment firm, Cain International have been redesigned by award-winning design and build firm Modus Workspace, using our LayRed engineered acoustic vinyl flooring. Delivering a workplace that has a home-like feel and captured a ‘modern heritage’ look, Modus Workspace opted for the durability and maintenance of vinyl flooring for the first, second and third floors of the office.

Ali Mackechnie, project designer, Modus Workspace “We wanted to create a residential feel to the offices and so took inspiration from the classic style of wooden floors. We wanted a vinyl plank that could withstand high traffic in Cain international’s busy offices.”

A solution to the problem

On removal of the old floorcovering during the build, the subfloor revealed its poor condition and so contractor, Medifloor, was tasked with finding the solution. It took the usual remedial actions of repair and re-screed, but also recommended the use of LayRed engineered vinyl flooring.

Featuring a rigid core and built-in underlay to combat uneven subfloors, LayRed is our fast and easy to install Luxury Vinyl Tile solution. Durable, easy to maintain, quiet and comfortable underfoot, it is ideal for overcoming installation problems while delivering a high-performance floor. 

Jim Gordon, Medifloor, explains: “The subfloor was problematic and very uneven. We repaired and re-screeded as is normal practice, but also recommended LayRed as a way of ensuring that any remaining unevenness didn’t impact on the final finish, as vinyl plank floors are particularly sensitive to subfloor condition. The click fit also helped us to minimise installation time.”

LayRed is available in a 23 wood and tile looks ranging from rustic Country Oak and Classic Oak through to modern Jersey Stone. Modus Workspace opted for the elegant grain and uniform colour of Blackjack Oak benefitting from a performance floor made in Belgium using 30% recycled content.