Gradus’ Flooring is Flying High at Jersey Airport

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08 July 2010

Jersey Airport’s new departure lounge is always ready for take off, thanks to the installation of carpet tiles and trims from contract interiors specialist Gradus. 

The £4million redevelopment of Jersey Airport’s departure lounge has seen the facility benefit from an upgraded restaurant and bar, three new shops and an extended duty free area. The departure lounge has nearly doubled in size and the refurbishment is part of plans to improve Jersey’s main airport in time for its 75th anniversary in 2012.

Gradus’ Cityscene carpet tiles in Ice (blue) were installed in the departure lounge seating area. As well as complementing the contemporary interior, the design tiles also provide an easy to maintain and hardwearing flooring surface, ideal for areas subject to high traffic volumes. 

In addition, Clip-Top transition strips and Trans-Edge heavy-duty floor trims were installed throughout the departure lounge to provide a smooth transition between the resilient flooring on walkways and the carpeted areas. This helps to prevent trips, protect floorcoverings and aids access for wheeled traffic, such as luggage trolleys, pushchairs and wheeled suitcases.

Terminal & Security Manager for Jersey Airport, Steve Read, comments: “The redevelopment of the departure lounge is the latest stage in a continual programme of improvements at Jersey Airport, and we’re very pleased with the finished result.

“The carpet from Gradus provides the right balance between practicality and aesthetics, creating a comfortable environment for the most nervous of passengers. Plus, the floor trims improve accessibility and help to prevent trip hazards, which is crucial in a busy airport terminal.”

Lynette Bowden, Group Marketing Manager for Gradus, adds: “The emergence of budget airlines has meant that more and more people choose to take carry-on luggage only, which means airport departure lounges need to be able to cope with an increased amount of wheeled traffic.

“Our Cityscene range combines modern colourways with a durable finish, making it ideal for public areas, whilst the transition strips help passengers to safely negotiate changes in flooring levels.”

Available in nine contemporary colours, Cityscene tiles can be installed in quarter turn, broadloom or brick bond, creating a variety of design options.

Clip Top and Trans-edge profiles are part of a wide range of floor trim solutions offered by Gradus to provide a safe transition between floorcoverings.

For further information on the full range of floorcoverings and accessories available from Gradus, please contact 01625 428922 or visit

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