The performance and natural looks of our LayRed 55 floors, along with LVT and Carpet Tiles, help to create an environment that considers the wellbeing of students at Galway Central
Fresh Student Living’s From here: Galway Central is a purpose-built student accommodation facility designed to provide students with a high standard of off-campus city centre living. Featuring well equipped rooms with en-suite shower rooms, workspace and mini-kitchens, as well as public areas including a cinema room, social space, quiet study area and project room; the building has a range of accommodation to suit various living needs. Designed by COADY Architects, the building uses a range of affordable flooring solutions to contribute to an environment that encourages the wellbeing and productivity of students studying at the National University of Ireland Galway.
Easy installation, performance and acoustics with LayRed 55
In the bedrooms of studios and apartments, our LayRed 55 engineered vinyl flooring has been installed in the classic look of Blackjack Oak 22220. This high-performance floor features an in-built pad that improves in-room acoustics and underfoot comfort to provide a positive environment for fostering wellbeing, while retaining the authentic look and practicality of modular vinyl flooring. With 21 dB of impact sound reduction, LayRed 55 is perfect for multi-occupancy housing projects, while a strong core and click system means it is also fast to install across a range of subfloor conditions.
Herringbone design detail
Helping to make bedrooms quieter, the original wood look of LayRed 55 Blackjack Oak helps to create a close connection to nature, with the look continuing into the apartment living spaces with our Herringbone LVT planks. Creating a unified aesthetic throughout the accommodation but adding design detail with the introduction of a herringbone laying pattern, the floor was installed with our Flex Pro Underlay. This self-adhesive underlay makes it fast and easy to install our Luxury Vinyl Tiles while also improving sound-reduction by 10 dB.
LayRed 55 for intense use in shared spaces
In the same authentic look of Blackjack Oak, the high-performance of LayRed 55 has also been utilised in shared areas, bringing a floor that’s capable of withstanding intense use while upholding the high aesthetic standards of modern student accommodation. Featured in quiet study and social spaces, LayRed 55 demonstrates its ability to deliver a floor that looks great, reduces sound, provides good underfoot comfort and remains easy to clean.
The welcoming comfort of Carpet Tiles
Elsewhere, in the cinema room and corridors, our Carpet Tiles deliver a welcoming and relaxing look that contributes to a positive environment through underfoot comfort. Using a selection of styles from our Art series products - the linear stripes of Expansion Point and Central point from Art Intervention, Art Exposure’s organic Popular Attraction and Art Style’s Metallic Path - COADY Architects have taken advantage of a shared palette to deliver a sense of fluidity while also creating clear areas of use. Our Art series Carpet Tiles are made with 40% recycled content ColorStrand® nylon, for a performance solution that is stain-resistant and hardwearing.
All of the floors used with From here: Galway Central are made in Belgium within some of the world’s most efficient flooring factories. Using up to 50% recycled content and made with renewable energy, our solutions are made with the future in mind as we work towards our Journey to 2040 and zero impact production.
COADY Architects worked closely with ROC Agencies to develop the specification for the project, with LRK Flooring Systems installing the 5,095m² of IVC Commercial floors.