Forbo serves up japanese style and slip resistance at YO! Sushi

A combination of Forbo’s Surestep Wood safety flooring and Allura Safety luxury vinyl tiles has contributed to the elaborate Japanese theme at the YO! Sushi restaurant in Leicester, whilst providing the all-important slip resistance required in a busy dining venue.

Commissioned to transform the premises, Alison Cooper of InnSight Design decided to brighten up the interiors with Surestep Wood in Seagrass. She commented: ‘In an environment where a lot of food and drink was to be consumed on a daily basis, our first and foremost objective for the flooring was that it should protect customers and staff from unnecessary slips and trips. Forbo’s Surestep Wood range fitted the bill perfectly as it contains particles that ensure a lifetime slip resistance. Aesthetically, the design resonates with oriental bamboo and the Seagrass colourway fitted in well with our Japanese theme.’

Forbo’s Surestep Wood range has clear, sharp visuals with innovative Step Crystals embedded within the wearlayer. The entire collection complies with prevalent UK slip standards; wet Pendulum test >36 and >20 surface roughness, as well as EN1385 for sustainable slip resistance.

Alison then chose to ‘inlay’ R10 rated Allura Safety luxury vinyl tiles into the Surestep floor covering to add more depth to the flooring design. Using tiles in the natural textile colourway, she created a ‘walkway’ around the restaurant, echoing the Japanese style conveyor belt on the counter that delivers a continuous choice of dishes to the diners.

Alison continued: ‘Before we won this contract, we had specified a range of Forbo’s floor coverings for another project, and the quality of the products combined with the excellent customer service truly impressed us. We knew they would not let us down and that their products would impress YO! Sushi too. Overall this refurb has been a real success and as a result, we are now working on our sixth project for YO! Sushi which also incorporates Forbo’s high quality products.’

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