Mixing it up at global law firm

Occupying its Central Exchange, Glasgow, office since 2013, global law firm Ashurst asked Wellwood Leslie Architects to develop a scheme that demonstrated change. Choosing a minimalist design that was influenced by the history of the building Wellwood Leslie Architects took to a mixed material look across the three floors of the office.

  • Location: Glasgow
  • Sector: Office
  • Product Category: Luxury vinyl tiles
  • Surface: 2.780 m²

The warmth of wood and sleekness of stone

Wellwood Leslie selected the warm and characterful wood of Moduleo 55 Blackjack Oak, contrasting it with the sleek modern tile of Ceramic Mist across the open plan space. Aiding navigation and defining areas, thanks to the use of our luxury vinyl tiles the mixed material layout has transitions without metal profiles for an elegance that is not obtainable with original materials. Yet it is not just a more pleasing aesthetic that makes luxury vinyl tiles ideal for a mixed material scheme like Ashurst. Using a 0,55 mm wear layer for long-term durability and with Protectonite® for scratch-resistance and easier cleaning, Blackjack Oak and Ceramic Mist also require no specialist maintenance, giving a floor finish that’s tough and easy to care for – no matter what the look.

 “The client had originally wanted carpet as previously used, but as they wanted to ensure a noticeable change and needed easy maintenance, I recommended luxury vinyl tiles for the majority of flooring within the office. Using wood to give warmth and stone to reflect the history of the building, I chose IVC Commercial’s Luxury Vinyl Tiles as they gave me flexibility to create the Scandinavian influenced design scheme I was after, while delivering on installation, cost and quality expectations.”

Nick Roemer, Wellwood Leslie Architects

The floor was installed by Devar Premier Flooring using Flex Pro self-adhesive underlay that makes glue-down luxury vinyl tiles like Blackjack Oak and Ceramic Mist faster to install. Specially designed for use with IVC Commercial’s Luxury Vinyl Tiles, the underlay delivers time and cost-saving benefits, while also improving acoustics in use, important for a busy office like Ashurst.