Now run by worldwide hotel group, Crowne Plaza, the Colchester Five Lakes Resort is the first of its kind in the UK for the chain and provides sporting and conference facilities, accommodation, and fine dining facilities.
Lano Flooring Solutions manufactured and supplied carpet for guestrooms, corridors and public areas, varying construction and wear quality totaling 5,000 square meters (over 53,800 square feet) of carpet required.
For public areas and corridors, Lano Flooring Solutions manufactured a total of 2,500 square meters (approximately 26,909 square feet) of bespoke axminster carpets. Working from provisional sketches from RDD, Lano finalized patterns and colors before weaving five different contemporary designs in an 80% wool 20% nylon mix for maximum durability and appearance retention. Ranging from linear designs to full blown circular motifs, the bespoke carpets reflect the diverse usage of public areas throughout the hotel.
Within corridors, 1,700 square meters (over 18,200 square feet) of 10-row has been installed to cope with the wear from narrow traffic lanes, while high footfall levels and wear experienced in 800 square meters (over 8,600 square feet) of public areas is being combatted by an 11-row construction, currently one of the most durable axminster carpet constructions available.
Within the bedrooms of Colchester Five Lakes, Lano turned its attention to the value-orientated tufted graphics with the Suite collection specified in a 1,100g/ square meter pile weight. Again, in a performance combination of 80% wool 20% nylon, the carpet provides a solution for less intensive areas, such as bedrooms.