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by Darren
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Five-star exclusive and upmarket apartment building in need of a flooring makeover and a touch of natural beauty to soften the lines.

Situated in the heart of business central Sandton, South Africa, is a five-star exclusive and upmarket apartment building which was in need of a flooring makeover and a touch of natural beauty to soften the lines.

The flooring makeover needed to have a luxurious finish, be easy to maintain, water-resistant and durable. WanabiWood Flooring’s innovative EchoWood Vinyl product range was specified to be installed throughout the building’s interior space.

EchoWood’s Sahara Sand Luxury Glue Down vinyl range was chosen for its aesthetic beauty and wooden feel and finish, without impacting on the environment and delivering an overall cost-effective solution. The look provides elegance and warmth to the modern features and existing style of the interior, running through the building’s vast passageways, stairs and apartment suites.

As the EchoWood range can be installed on top of an existing surface with a screed application for level installation, none of the existing tiles needed to be removed. This assisted in a time-saving, minimal-disruption solution as the Sahara Sand planks were glued down with an adhesive for a permanent, perfect finish throughout.

With important health and hygiene factors to consider, another benefit is that EchoWood’s flooring ‘cleans up after itself’ due to its antibacterial *Nano-silver Technology. This ‘self-defence’ technology prevents the buildup of harmful bacteria, viruses and mould to minimise the risk of infections and illness. It also ensures easy cleaning with less water and no chemicals, and requires no special wood cleaners or polish, which reduces maintenance costs and environmental impact significantly.

The floor’s soundproof quality, durability, stain resistance and long lifespan added up to all of the essential factors that guaranteed the right decision was made to have the EchoWood Glue Down range implemented, as the apartments required a permanent solution.

EchoWood Vinyl flooring is ISO14001, ISO9001 and Green Building Council of South Africa accredited, 100% recyclable and made from 67% post-consumer waste vinyl. Furthermore, the high thermal conductivity and improved insulation of the vinyl prevents cold radiating up from the subfloor below, adding a warm, soft surface that will also save on heating and cooling costs throughout the year within the apartment building.

An alternative choice available from WanabiWood in their vinyl flooring range is the EchoWood Vinyl Click System, which is an equally easy-to-install ‘floating floor’ which can be installed over existing tiles. The floors require no underlay and deliver a fast and hassle-free turnaround time. These floors can also be re-installed in another area if required, and individual planks can be removed and replaced if necessary.

For exterior areas, EchoDeck composite decking and tiles are available as an alternative to wooden decking for an equally impressive, cost-effective and maintenance-free decision.
WanabiWood Flooring EchoWood (interior) and EchoDeck (exterior) range of products are imported and supplied to the commercial and residential market both locally and into Africa.

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