Austria’s List finds market for flex stone
The relatively new stone floor from List Components & Furniture of Austria appears to be gaining in popularity and independent completion and refurbishment center Flying Colours (Booth No. 3553) has just completed its first installation.
According to Flying Colours, the stone floor was installed in a Global 5000, in the galley and both forward and aft lavatory floors. The Canadian center is already at work on a second Global 5000 with the List stone floor and is “spec’ing out several other airplanes for floors and counter tops,” according to the company.
The technology for the floor material was announced at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2009 in Hamburg. The stone is attached to a lightweight back plate that allows it to meet floor-loading requirements yet retain its elasticity. It is engineered to fit a specific space, and a sealant protects the 2.5-mm thick veneer against scuffs and scratches and seals it against spills that might stain the surface. According to Flying Colours, the same padding used under carpeting helps absorb noise, and the flooring in the Global 5000 was only 50 pounds heavier than the equivalent carpet.