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Floors & Flooring

Wigan Youth Zone, Lancashire


High clarity Polysafe Modena PUR was the safety flooring of choice for the eagerly anticipated Wigan Youth Zone in Lancashire. Wigan Youth Zone is the UK’s largest youth club and opened after the combined efforts of businessmen Martin and Bill Ainscough, Dave Whelan and Wigan Council. The youth centre offers a diverse range of facilities to local young people including a gym, sports hall, climbing wall and dance studio. Over 600m2 of Polysafe Modena’s vivid Citrina, Garnet and Angelite colourways were installed by iFloor (UK) Ltd of Liverpool. They were designed to create zonal areas within the main entrance hall, providing a colourful centrepiece and safe welcome to the local community. The youth zone’s General Manager John Harker comments, “Wigan Youth Zone caters for hundreds of young people on a daily basis. It was essential that the flooring chosen was able to cope with the high footfall, offered sustainable slip resistance but also added to the vibrancy and energy of the centre. Polysafe Modena ticked all the boxes”.

Polysafe Modena PUR offers sustainable wet slip resistance for the guaranteed life of the product and conforms fully with HSE and UK Slip Group Guidelines, achieving 36+ on the Pendulum wet test with a surface roughness of 20 microns and above. Featuring a range of 14 high clarity micro-granite designs, Modena presents an attractive yet safe floor finish. The particles embedded within the product are virtually invisible to the naked eye and create a rougher, harder friction surface to ‘bite’ into the sole of footwear, ensuring the necessary long term slip resistance is achieved.

To meet the demands of high traffic circulation areas, Polysafe Modena is enhanced with Polysafe PUR, an exclusive and super-strength PUR reinforcement to provide superior cleaning benefits and easier soil release. A clean floor is a safer floor, and the incorporation of Polyflor’s PUR technology provides an easier regime for maintenance staff and a reduced need for energy, power, water and chemical consumption. Polysafe Modena PUR is UK manufactured and boasts low VOC emissions. The range is 100% recyclable via the Recofloor Vinyl Take Back scheme and contains recycled material.