Foodies visiting Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant in Cornwall can admire more than just the cooking now that the popular eatery features a bespoke floor from Tarkett. As part of a recent renovation project, flooring experts from Tarkett’s Floorcraft Design team were commissioned to produce a unique design and – using 128,000 individually cut tiles from Tarkett’s Luxury Vinyl Tile iD Inspiration 70 range – the team created a repeating black and beige pattern for the entrance and around the bar area.
“Producing the flooring for Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall required us to cut exact replicas of thousands of tiny tiles no bigger that 25mm,” explains project leader and head of Tarkett’s Floorcraft Design service, Samantha Jones. The 128,000 individual tiles were then used to build 320 larger 50 x 50cm tiles for easy installation.”
Tarkett’s iD Inspiration 70 range was introduced to the market last year, and has proved hugely popular across a variety of sectors. The flooring is manufactured with a 0.70mm transparent PVC wear layer which means that it is incredibly hard-wearing, without losing any of its visual appeal. Not only this, but the range is also environmentally friendly – being 100% recyclable, and including a minimum of 48% recycled content.
“Our LVT flooring range is proving incredibly popular with designers, architects and specifiers,” says Steve Urwin, Tarkett UK’s marketing manager. “As this project shows, it’s incredibly versatile and, being so hard-wearing, is suited for use in a wide variety of sectors – including retail, leisure and care. The designs created by our Floorcraft team show their creativity as well as the flexibility of the Tarkett product.”