Polyflor flooring brings style and safety to extra care apartments
A variety of Polysafe safety flooring and Expona luxury vinyl tiles from commercial vinyl flooring specialist Polyflor were recently used to complete the construction of Needham House in Devizes, Wiltshire. Needham House is a housing development of extra care apartments which allow older people to live independently in their own homes with on-site care and support.
Over 2000m² of Polyflor vinyl flooring was installed by Bristol based contractors English County Contracts Ltd in the 47 self-contained apartments and communal areas. The £9 million Needham House project was designed by DKA architects in Bath and funded by Wiltshire Council, The Homes and Communities Agency and the Department of Health.
Expona Commercial PUR luxury vinyl tiles in the Light Classic Oak design were selected for the building entrance and lobby areas, the dining hall, staircases, circulation areas and corridors between the apartments. The dining hall is a communal space used as a restaurant by residents, as well as acting as a venue for social activities and events. The Expona Commercial collection features wood, stone and abstract effects which are ideal for interior spaces in housing, healthcare and other commercial sectors where there is likely to be a high level of foot traffic.
Polysafe Wood fx PUR safety flooring in Classic Oak was installed inside each of the apartments to provide sustainable wet slip resistance in the fully fitted kitchens. Also used in activity rooms and treatment rooms on site, Polysafe Wood fx is a hard wearing sheet vinyl flooring which combines the authentic reproduction of wood with virtually invisible aggregates to provide traction for underfoot safety without compromising the high clarity look of the floor.
Another safety flooring product, Polysafe Verona PUR in the Café Noir shade, was used to create safe working environments for staff in the kitchen and servery areas attached to the dining hall, store rooms, cleaner’s cupboards and staff bathrooms. The Polysafe Verona range features virtually invisible slip resistant particles and complementary tonal chips, offering the high clarity look of a smooth vinyl floor but with the performance of a safety floor.
The Polysafe Wood fx and Polysafe Verona safety flooring ranges are fully HSE Compliant and classified as low slip potential, achieving 36+ on the Pendulum Wet Test and meeting the 50,000 cycles abrasion test which assures slip resistance for the guaranteed life of the product.
Flooring samples for all of these ranges can be ordered free of charge on the Polyflor website or by calling the Polyflor Samples Direct Hotline on 0161 767 2551. Polyflor flooring contains recycled material and is 100% recyclable via the Recofloor vinyl take back scheme.