Altro Ltd – 100 years of working with you
Altro is a UK-based, family owned and run flooring manufacturer which turned 100 in 2019. The secret to our success? The strong partnerships we build with our customers.
Altro has been pioneering design-led innovation in transport flooring for over sixty years, taking inspiration from the end users of our products. We are driven to transform everyday spaces for the people who use them by collaborating with the industry’s leading rail operators and manufacturers globally to produce floors which enhance passenger experience and add efficiencies to assembly and maintenance.
- NEW: Altro Transflor Motus – high performance HL-2 compliance with high powered design options
- Altro Transflor Tungsten – the lightest, widest, safest HL-2 compliant rail floor on the market
NEW - Altro Transflor Motus: High performance HL2
Fully launching on March 9, 2020, Altro Transflor Motus is a high performance EN45545-HL2 compliant product. This rubber flooring is available in 2mm and 2.5mm and perfect for use in metro, intercity and high speed rail applications.
Services and solutions from Altro
Here at Altro, we engineer systems which provide efficiencies for all who use our floors – including the fitter at the very beginning. Let us help you cut installation time, waste, and effort with our installation solutions and services.
Partnering with you
We’re proud to have partnered with industry leading operators and manufacturers across the globe to fulfil needs in a wide variety of applications. Here is a selection of some of our projects:
High performance HL-2
Altro Transflor Motus is our high performance EN45545 HL-2 offering, achieving HL-3 for fire and toxicity, and HL-2 for smoke. We are proud to offer you full performance transparency so that you can make well-informed compliance decisions.
R10 slip resistance
Unlike many alternative products, Altro Transflor Motus offers better slip resistance than other rubber market alternatives. Altro Transflor Motus achieves an R10, which is maintained without the need for use of any wax treatments or additives.
Our PUR coating also gives great scuff protection and easier cleaning – so you can have the floor you need to stand up to busy services, whilst saving time and money on maintenance.
A weight off your mind
Altro Transflor Motus offers a competitive weight compared to similar homogenous options on the market. If further weight saving is required, Altro Transflor Motus is available in a choice of thicknesses, 2mm or 2.5mm, to reduce weight.
High powered design options
With a palette of 12 standard colours, Altro Transflor Motus offers a wide range of design options. Whether your design aims are practical or aesthetic, we will be able to help. Why not make use of our logo service to really make your design memorable?
Peel, stick, weld, and walk
Fully remove adhesive application and curing time from your installation with Altro’s self-adhesive installation solution, available with all Altro acrylic and PVC flooring products. Once positioned and bonded, our self-adhesive flooring can be welded and walked on straight away, saving hours from the installation process. Using our self-adhesive solution also gives you a 60% adhesive weight saving when compared to traditional contact adhesive.
The quickest route to a quality install
Minimise installation time and waste with Altro’s pre-cut kitting service. We need only a floorplan of the intended area for our in-house cutting technology to cut your flooring order to size so it can be delivered in handy, smaller sections ready for installation. Pre-cut kits are easily laid and welded which makes them especially useful for tricky, confined areas with corners and undulations.
Our in-house cutting service also has the capability to cut intricate detailing to be directly inlaid into a floor. From universal signage and wayfinding capabilities to exact recreations of your company logo, Altro’s logo cutting service can save you time and make your rail interior design stand out.
Porterbrook Innovation Hub 2019, UK
We used Altro Transflor Motus and Altro Transflor Tungsten to create an innovative wayfinding design using our kit cutting technology for the 2019 Porterbrook Innovation Hub at Rail Live.
After the event had finished, we showed how easily our products clean up, bringing them back to looking as new with a little help from our sister company, Autoglym.
Emirates Airline, UK
Altro Transflor Tungsten takes to the London skyline to be the hero of the Emirates Air Line cable car between the Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks. This lightweight acrylic floor was the perfect choice as the lightest, safest HL-2 compliant rail floor on the market.
Euston Station Virgin Ticket Hall, UK
Altro were delighted to have been a part of Euston Station’s transformation into an HS2-ready destination station, providing Altro Transflor Tungsten for the ticket hall and refreshment area. Altro Transflor Tungsten’s superior safety credentials mean that Euston passengers are protected by a one in a million chance of a slip.
Stuttgarter Strassenbahnen, Germany
EN45545-HL2 compliance and excellent slip resistance with a range of contaminants meant that Altro Transflor Tungsten was the perfect choice for the 70 lines operated by Stuttgarter Strassenbahnen in the “Stuttgarter Kessel” area.