Kents cavern, Prehistoric caves – Torquay

What We Did

No, we weren’t asked to put new flooring or wall cladding in the caves!  This well known local tourist attraction and Unesco global Geopark  Kent’s cavern, recently underwent a large refurbishment to the entrance and restaurant areas.  Flooring matters installed a combination of Amtico summer slate and dry stone cinder tiles to the restaurant and and entrance, Altro suprema safety flooring to the servery and Heavy duty Heckmondwicke barrier matting to reduce the amount of dirt and moisture tracked into the building.

When we carried out our own inspection, it was noticed that the original self levelling compound had blown in places and that it also wasn’t primed.  It was also noticed that the subfloor encapsulating the underfloor heating was an anhydrite (Gypsum) screed, meaning the spec of the new levelling compound had to be changed.  As we couldn’t guarantee the quality and strength of the existing compound, a specialist grinding company were called in to remove all of the old compound before our works could commence.



We were delighted with the quality and standard of the work delivered by Flooring Matters SW Ltd during the complete refurbishment of Kents Cavern’s all new 120-seater restaurant, the Firestone Kitchen.  The clue is in their name “Flooring Matters” – it does to this company, it matters a lot.  Andy runs a professional team of experienced flooring contractors who take great care in what they do. They worked to accommodate our needs and requirements and took great pride in the finish they achieve.  We would definitely use them again.

Nick Powe
Director Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, Torquay

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