IPN University, Mexico

Great chemistry: Altro and IPN University

Altro Reliance 25, Altro Walkway 20

It wasn’t just science tests going on in these classrooms! Serving as a test area for Altro Reliance 25 slip-resistant flooring, chemistry classrooms at IPN were a pivotal step in the decision making process to use Altro flooring, not just in the science department, but all over the university.

Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), Mexico’s second largest university, is home to over 10,000 professors and 170,000 students spread across 66 majors. The collegiate-level students, including those doing undergraduate and post-graduate work, as well as secondary school students, thrive on these expansive campuses throughout Mexico.

With regulations and precautions centred around keeping students safe while handling dangerous chemicals, the last thing teachers and administrators want to worry about is the state of the flooring.

IPN set out to find not just a suitable option, but one that will go above and beyond their high expectations. And not just in one laboratory - they sought a solution that would encompass most, if not all, of their institutions’ chemistry classrooms.

Impressed by its resistance to staining and damage, IPN chose Altro Reliance 25 in the chemistry building.

In fact, they were so impressed, they decided Altro would be their flooring of choice for hallways, corridors and classrooms in other areas.

IPN opted for Altro Walkway 20 in hallways and corridors. Upon completion of these areas, installed Altro Walkway 20 will total nearly 92,000m².

School hallways and corridors are some of the most heavilytrafficked indoor areas. So IPN wasn’t in the minority when they needed a hard-wearing floor that would be resistant to staining and indentation to accommodate foot traffic, slip-resistant flooring just in case a spilled water bottle got in the way and an attractive option - as students, teachers and administrators will always be looking.

A winning combination of Altro Reliance 25 and Altro Walkway 20 is proving to be just what IPN needed in their facility renovations.

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