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Thistle Hotel Coast & Keg Bar & Restaurant

An award-winning installation at The Aberdeen Altens Thistle Hotel carried out by the team capturing Installation of the Month in Contract Flooring Journal.

  • Client: North Contacts
  • End User: Altens Thistle Hotel
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Date: 2020
  • Sector: Hospitality & Leisure
  • Service: Installation

Project overview

In 2020 we helped North Contract upgrade this hotel bar and restaurant located within Altens Thistle Hotel. Together we delivered a high-end, flawless finish for the client.

Highest Quality Solution

As per the specification of the high-quality design by ICA Architects, we used products from Karndean, in various installation patterns.  The level of detail and setting out required our fitters to be on top of their game with so many different sizes of tiles and cutting required.   


Added Challenge

This project was completed in 2020 following the first COVID-19 lockdown, therefore it came with a unique set of new challenges. This was one of our first installations completed after lockdown restrictions and been eased, which meant our fitters had to overcome the additional procedures we put in place to keep them safe. 


  • Hanson SP101 flooring grade plywood 
  • F.Ball Stopgap 700 latex smoothing compound 
  • Karndean Knight Tile luxury vinyl tiles 
  • Karndean Heritage Pattern luxury vinyl tiles