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Auckland University Underpass

Installation: Auckland University Symonds Street Underpass

Product: Building Blocks Iron – Quarter-turned

Auckland University had a very complex problem. 30,000 feet per open day travel through these underpasses. When it rains significant water both rains into the tunnels but is also brought in on shoes and drips from umbrellas. Add in falling leaves during Autumn and slush occurs. Net result - massive slip hazard.

Ceramic, vinyl and wood were all used at various times. They all failed.

But the solution was very simple. It was called Interface Carpet tile. This carpet tile is built with solution dyed 6’6 nylon in a charcoal patterned colour. It is tough, warranted to perform for 15 years and can handle significant wear.

The property team called in the flooring experts – INZIDE Commercial. The solution presented itself very quickly. A good 4 metre long walk off matt on both ends and Interface Carpet tile throughout.

Happy to be of service. These underpasses are now Interface’s reference sites for being able to handle significant wear and performance situations.
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