Student housing: durable design on a budget
Student housing is often associated with shabby rooms that lack finishing, but nothing could be further from the truth. Students are increasingly opting for design and quality, but always on a budget. What better way to achieve this goal than with stylish floors that are easy to maintain? IVC Concept 70 collections make a great solution when picking floors for student accommodation, as they combine durable quality with a home-like look.
A homey look in Flint and The Village with IVC LVT
The Village (2015) and Flint (2016), two modern student residences in Leuven (Belgium), offer students a stylish and comfortable environment. In Moduleo 40 Classic Oak 24864, Comodo Architects of the Flint project opted for a homely look. "The soft meandering texture and warm golden tones make classic oak an inviting flooring solution," says Dirk Desimpel, country manager for Belgium and Luxembourg, IVC Group. Jaspers-Eyers Architects and project developer ION, responsible for the Village, are of the same mind as they combined Moduleo 40 Classic Oak 24864 with the stone effect of Moduleo 40 Cantera 46930. All Moduleo vinyl floors have a unique Protectonite PU layer that protects the floor against stains and dirt. They are waterproof, non-slip and easy to clean; tailored to the students’ needs.
Easy to clean and designed to endure: Campus Nieuw Zuid
Comfort also comes first at Campus Nieuw Zuid, a new student complex in Antwerp. BOB 361 Architects combined Itec Concept Ultimate Bolivia T97, Bolivia T89 and Toronto T03. "Our heterogeneous vinyl floors are easy to clean and environmentally friendly," says Dirk Desimpel. "Thanks to the extra 'PUR Hyperguard+' protective layer on top of the strong standard wear layer, you need less water and cleaning products for a spotless floor. The heterogeneous vinyl is also less fragile, less sensitive to moisture and has good colourfastness. Moreover, IVC’s Concept 70 floors have a unique anti-bacterial quality. This makes them particularly suitable for use in student centres. These floors are also strong heat insulators, resulting in lower energy consumption and a positive impact on the environment.”
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