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Botanical bespoke beauty from Lano Flooring Solutions

The luxurious country retreat of Norton House Hotel and Spa, just 20 minutes from Edinburgh, is enjoying the striking design, appearance retention and durability of woven axminster carpet from Lano Flooring Solutions.


Initially supplying carpet in the first phase to the function suite and in the second phase throughout the entrance, stairs and corridors, Lano Flooring Solutions’ latest involvement in the Norton House Hotel and Spa comes in the Garden Suite.


“We wanted the Garden Suite to have a botanical design that would also work in terms of scale and provide a tasteful and subtle floor for the numerous weddings and other functions taking place,” explains Liz McNeil, director, 10 Design. “Scale was important as it had to be large enough to work with the dimensions of this expansive room, while also having subtlety and not becoming too overpowering.”


Working from the brief given by 10 Design, Lano Flooring Solutions created an initial concept that was refined in collaboration with the interior design company until the final pattern was achieved.


Featuring a rich brown base colour, segmented by tonal, blue and green pinstripes and adorned with a leaf motif, the carpet creates a sense of flow through the different areas of the Garden Suite adapting in design from sweeping florals of the main function area to a more restrained interpretation in the lounge and bar area.


A total of 1227m² of carpet have been installed at Norton House Hotel and Spa over a two-year cycle, enabling all areas of the venue to remain functional. In a high-performance wool-rich blend to offer maximum resilience, the carpet has been woven in a dense and durable nine-row construction to ensure it withstands use and upholds its appearance.


“We have worked with Lano Flooring Solutions for many years and deal directly with its hugely experienced design team. It’s great to deal with those involved in a similar profession as they have a clear understanding of your intention and how best to realise it in carpet,” concludes Liz McNeil.


The Norton House Hotel and Spa is part of the select Handpicked Hotels group, a privately-owned collection of the UK’s finest country house heritage hotels.