Altro has unveiled innovative Altro PiscesTM, a wet environment safety flooring for shoes and bare feet which combines all the benefits of safety flooring with the look and feel of home.
Altro Pisces is the first flooring to be developed with new AltroBeadTM Technology, giving a soft and domestic feel developed with comfort, warmth and relaxation in mind and avoiding the clinical feel that some home-from-home environments create. With a Pendulum Test Value (PTV) of ≥50, a soft-look finish and 16 attractive shades, Altro Pisces allows you to bridge the gap between high-performance safety flooring and demands for domestic-style flooring, bringing together the best of both worlds.
Altro Pisces uses unique AltroBead Technology. For each of the shades, tiny beads in three carefully selected hues are blended and evenly distributed into the flooring on top of the base colour. The result is the consistent, soft appearance that you would expect and want from domestic interiors. The subtle blend of four colours in each shade makes matching or choosing walls and fixtures much easier.
Developed for environments such as care homes, student accommodation, spas and social housing, Altro Pisces has been designed to fit perfectly with Altro WhiterockTM hygienic wall cladding, forming a sealed, watertight system for enhanced safety and hygiene. Combined with the smooth appearance of Altro Whiterock SatinsTM or Altro Whiterock DigicladTM, it creates an impressive high-end look and allows tailored designs, resulting in exactly the look and feel required.
When it comes to safety, Altro Pisces is uncompromising. It provides slip-resistance of one in a million against common contaminants found in wet environments including shampoo, conditioner and shower gel (tested using slider 96 (shoes) and slider 55 (bare feet)). It provides a high level of slip-resistance whether wet or dry, putting less pressure on maintenance teams to keep flooring dry. This means that carers can focus on bathing, drying and dressing residents without having to worry about them or their patient slipping. With the product durability you would expect from Altro, Altro Pisces maintains its slip-resistance throughout its lifetime, making it resistant to wear and tear from shoes yet developed to go easy on bare feet.
Altro Pisces’ nature-inspired shades and soft finish make it the perfect choice for home adaptations, where keeping vulnerable users and their carers safe is paramount. Being able to put Altro safety flooring into a home environment helps maintain independence, playing a role in keeping someone in their own home for as long as possible. To make it easier for carers and cleaning teams, Altro Pisces contains Altro Easyclean Maxis PUR™ Technology so cleaning is an easier and quicker job.
In line with Altro’s commitment to sustainability, Altro Pisces is manufactured using responsibly sourced materials. It is 100% recyclable post-installation which means any off-cuts can be recycled through the Recofloor™ scheme. Clean off-cuts can be collected free of charge from dedicated collection sites around the UK and sent to be recycled into other PVC products, reducing waste sent to landfill.