One of “the world’s best floors” meets the travellers
An airport is often associated with expectations and dreams. For many travellers the actual airport is the start of a much longed-for holiday or the first impression of a travel destination. For others it’s the place to meet loved once after a long trip. This is some of the reasons airports find it important to be perceived as attractive.
- The airport must feel fresh and attractive when someone arrives to it. As it is an open forum for people from different parts of the world it is important to pay attention to the interior, also from a competitive point of view, says Jörgen Nilsson who works with marketing at Norrköping Airport.
The people living in the region surrounding Norrköping have really been given great possibilities to head out for adventures. At the moment 300 travel destinations are offered. This is made possible as, among other things, one of the airlines fly to Munich, Copenhagen and Helsinki which gives the chance to catch a connecting flight.
The increase of travellers obviously creates some practical demands apart from the esthetic aspects of the floors at the airport. Some areas are walked on by roughly 100.000 travellers/year plus other guests who e.g. visit the restaurant. Of approximately 3.660 m² floor surface both Terrazzo and HTC Superfloor™ (polished concrete) are represented. The later is Jörgen Nilsson especially satisfied with and he would prefer this type of floor also in other areas of the building and not only in the arrival hall. HTC recommended to re-polish the floor as the original polish of the concrete floor was slightly faded due to incorrect method of maintenance under multiple years.
- We felt that our HTC Superfloor™ was reasonably nice as it was but after the re-polishing it really became like new, tells Jörgen.
- It works really well in the arrival hall. It is durable, easy to maintain and it gives a bright and fresh impression for the arrival travellers. Features that are important to us, he continues.
All this can be summarized with what is told by an advertising sign in the arrival hall: “Congratulation! Right now you stand on one of the world’s best floors!”