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Polyflor features in Bury’s new Hospice development


A broad range of Polyflor material has been specified and installed throughout Bury Hospice’s new £5m development. The large, modern facility has 12 inpatient bedrooms and is a significant development in the local area, 76% funded from donations from the people of Bury, Lancashire. Jacqui Comber Chief Executive of Bury Hospice commented “We are delighted with our Polyflor floor coverings; they enhance the environment we were looking to create in our new hospice. The team at Polyflor were a pleasure to work with and their assistance and advice was invaluable”.

Polyflor’s Forest fx PUR in Rustic Oak was installed in circulation and dining areas, giving a warm and homely feel to the building. Representing the natural beauty and sophistication of wood, the collection of 14 shades includes authentic reproductions of various wood designs with intricate grains and natural colourways. The durability of Forest fx lends itself perfectly to the demands of areas where appearance and performance are equally important. To enhance the cleanability of the collection, Forest fx features a high quality, cross-linked polyurethane reinforcement (PUR) providing a low cost, polish-free maintenance regime for the lifetime of the product.

A total of 700m2 of Polyflor’s leading decorative smooth vinyl range, Pearlazzo PUR was installed in bedroom and reception areas. The unique decoration of the striking 24 colour range provided plenty of design options with multiple colours used in both the reception and bedroom areas to create a calm, fresh and welcoming environment.

In bathroom and physiotherapy areas Polyflor’s latest safety floor, Polysafe Modena PUR was used to ensure sustainable wet slip resistance. Polysafe Modena PUR is fully compliant with HSE and UK Slip Resistance Group Guidelines, achieving 36+ in the Pendulum wet test and a surface roughness of 20 microns and above. Importantly Polysafe Modena also meets the EN13845 Abrasion 50,000 cycles test, a key indicator of sustainable wet slip resistance. Featuring a high-clarity micro-granite appearance Polysafe Modena PUR has the look of a smooth floor with virtually invisible slip resistance so there was no compromise in design and again multiple colours were selected from the 14 colour palette.

In the kitchen area, Polysafe Ultima was selected due to the higher viscosity contaminants present in a commercial kitchen environment. With concentrated levels of safety aggregates in the vinyl Polysafe Ultima achieves 40+ in the Pendulum wet test and a surface roughness of 70 microns and above, offering a low slip potential in what is clearly a demanding area.

In total 1500m2 of Polyflor materials were installed by Manchester based D Holt Flooring. Approximately 50% of the material used on the project was donated free of charge by Geoffrey Halstead, a long standing supporter of the hospice and Executive Chairman of James Halstead PLC. Other ranges used include Polysafe Hydro Evolve for walk in shower areas, Standard XL in treatment rooms and Polysafe Standard PUR for laundry areas and store rooms.

Further details of Polyflor’s extensive range of resilient vinyl flooring are available from Polyflor Ltd, Radcliffe New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 7NR. Tel: 0161 767 1111. Fax: 0161 767 1128.
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