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Floor cleaning challenge, met sensibly, secures Austrian spa's sustainability certification

* Floor-cleaning-challenge-Austrian-spa.jpgAustria’s Alpentherme Gastein Spa has been awarded sustainability certification by flooring company Bona, in recognition of the CO2 and energy saved thanks to clever measures taken when effective cleaning and maintenance became challenging.

The surface of the 20-year-old linoleum had begun to develop hairline cracks allowing moisture and bacteria to penetrate, and as the surface became dull and stained, cleaning agents became ineffective.

Instead of replacing the 1,000sq.m linoleum surface with a brand-new installation, the spa chose to renew the worn surface, which enabled it to avoid months of disruption associated with a new installation. The renewal was completed in a matter of days, while the facility remained open.

The project led to around 90% less use of materials, prevented 10,260Kg of carbon dioxide from being emitted into the environment and saved 180,000 mega-joules of energy.

To preserve the tranquil design of the spa, the Bona Resilient Solution was used to renew and upgrade the resilient floor, securing substantial cost, downtime, and environmental savings. It has also allowed the maintenance of the floor's freshness and hygiene to continue, whilst transforming the floor back to its former beauty; for a better, longer-lasting, healthier surface. The freshly renewed floor is also now much easier to clean and does not require a constant cycle of stripping and polishing.

"I am thrilled to share my experience with the Bona Resilient Solution,” says Klaus Lemmerer, managing director at Alpentherme Gastein. “The floor renewal process was seamless and extremely efficient, allowing us to keep the facility up and running during the renovation period. Additionally, we were able to completely customise the floor at Alpentherme Gastein in Bad Hofgastein to fit our exact needs - thanks to the expansive design options offered by Bona.

“Not only did Max Walzl, the Bona certified craftsman, offer us great value for money, but also we saved CO2 and energy costs due to the floor renewal rather than a floor replacement! Considering all these benefits, I highly recommend everyone choose Bona for their next flooring project."

Family-owned Bona is well-recognised as an environmentally-conscious, global innovator of sustainable products and systems. Rohit Sharma, the company’s resilient sales manager says: "The sustainability certification awarded to Alpentherme Gastein Spa is testament to its achievements and dedication to environmental sustainability.

“In times of tight budgets and growing climate concern, renewing resilient flooring has a positive impact on organisations, which the Alpentherme Gastein Spa has illustrated so well. It is also an effective route to a healthier, more hygienic floor surface. Congratulations to the entire spa team."

www.alpentherme.com | www.bona.com

15th February 2024

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