Ground-breaking Corby Cube specifies Reflex / Kährs for floors and walls
Over 1000m2 of Reflex Walnut Montreal has been installed on walls and floors at the multi-award winning Corby Cube. Designed by Hawkins\Brown, the ground-breaking, sustainable building – which is at the heart of the community’s proactive regeneration – combines an arts and civic centre. All flooring was supplied and expertly installed by Reflex Sports, for main contractor, Galliford Try.
The Corby Cube’s simplistic black and glazed external structure is highly complex on the inside, and includes council offices, public services, a public library and the first theatre to gain a BREEAM Excellent rating. All areas are accessed via a spiraling ramp or promenade. Installed through the interior – on floors, clad to walls and on the theatre’s hydraulic stage – Reflex Walnut creates a rich, vibrant aesthetic, a durable surface and an eco-friendly floor option, in keeping with the building’s eco-credentials.
Crafted from sustainable timber, Walnut Montreal is an even grained wood floor, with a three-strip stave design and a solvent-free satin lacquer prefinish. The floor’s construction is based on Kährs original multi layered design – patented in Sweden in 1941 – and uses hardwood down to the joint only, with fast-growing timber below.
This design, alongside Kährs Woodloc® joint, provides greater stability, promotes fast installation and eliminates gapping.