All floors also provide services to the education sector.
Below is a project we completed for Hurworth Primary School
using Heckmondwike carpet.
HECKMONDWIKE HELPS CUT COSTS FOR STYLISH SCHOOL FLOORING
Switching from vinyl flooring to Heckmondwike carpeting has
helped reduce costs and deliver a thoroughly proven flooring
solution for a new school construction project in
Darlington. Plans to use the vinyl for the main entrance
area of Hurworth Primary School were dropped when
Heckmondwike’s rugged contract carpet was identified as an
equally practical but more cost-effective alternative.
Heckmondwike carpet was specified for the project by
architects URS of Middlesbrough. “The original plan was to
create a series of custom flooring designs for the reception
area and corridors, using vinyl,” comments Heckmondwike’s
John Barraclough. “However it was pointed out that our fibre
bonded carpets and carpet tiles would offer a more
cost-effective option than the vinyl. Their performance has
been proven on hundreds of similar education projects and
this meant that they could be specified in complete
A combination of Heckmondwike’s Broadrib carpet and carpet
tiles were used, with the three chosen colours, Teal Blue,
Lavender and Slate, being alternated to create striking
designs which add an extra dimension to the new premises.
Heckmondwike’s specialist entrance carpet, Dreadnought, was
also used to provide a heavier duty floorcovering for the
school’s main entrance area. “We are immensely proud of our
new school and the carpet has made a significant
contribution to our ambient surroundings,” says the school’s
Business Manager, Heather Ferguson.
“We have used Heckmondwike carpets many times before, so we
knew that they were ideal for this particular project,” adds
Ian Stephenson, from flooring contractor All Floors (North
East) of Chester-le-Street. “We cut the carpets to shape on
site to create the required designs. The fibre bonded
construction of the carpet meant that we could make cuts
without it fraying, and once we had planned the carpet out
onto the floor it was really a very straightforward
with 7 new colours, Heckmondwike’s Broadrib carpet has be
used extensively in education sector projects, as well as a
wide range of commercial and public building applications.
It features a rugged fibre bonded construction with a
distinctive wide rib which give it a well defined surface
texture. This British-made, cost competitive carpet provides
antistatic and anti-slip characteristics, excellent acoustic
performance and impressive thermal insulation properties.
The Heckmondwike Dreadnought carpet used in the entrance
area is designed specifically for areas subject to heavy
wear and tear. The attractive diagonal, ribbed surface
structure can be used to create eye-catching designs, which
makes Dreadnought a popular carpet for applications where a
commercial flooring solution is expected to deliver
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Specifying Heckmondwike carpeting has helped reduce
deliver a thoroughly proven and distinctive flooring
for the new
Hurworth Primary School in Darlington