02 May 2008 10:57 by Polyflor Ltd
Prolific Polyflor floors new Wythenshawe unit
A variety of sheet vinyl floorcoverings from commercial flooring specialist Polyflor Ltd – including polish-free heavy duty floors, low maintenance safety floors and sports flooring – have been installed throughout The Nightingale and Genesis Prevention Centre at Manchester’s Wythenshawe Hospital. Heavy duty Polyflor Prestige PUR and Polyflor Mystique PUR in various shades are featured in corridors, with wood effect Forest FX sheet vinyl in all consulting and office areas and maple effect Polyflor Sport in the gymnasium. The flooring was installed by flooring contractor Advanced Flooring Technology who also fitted Polysafe Hydro and Polysafe Corona sheet vinyl safety flooring in the centre’s showers and toilets. Ideally suited to busy health care environments, non-directionally styled Polyflor Prestige PUR and Polyflor Mystique PUR both feature a high quality polyurethane reinforcement which, combined with a superior closed surface finish, facilitates a low cost, polish-free maintenance regime for the lifetime of the floorcovering, achieving cost savings of up to 48%. Both also achieve the highest possible `A’ rating over a 60 year service life under the BRE Green Guide to Specification product certification scheme. Timber effect Forest FX sheet vinyl is targeted primarily at the health care sector, offers 14 of the most widely specified wood colours and features a polyurethane reinforcement (PUR), which protects the floor during installation and handover and also facilitates a polish-free maintenance regime. Polyflor Sport 67 multipurpose indoor sports flooring is widely specified for use in sports halls, gymnasia and leisure centres and provides the underfoot resilience and long life demanded by such high traffic applications. Specially developed for continually wet/barefoot areas, Polysafe Hydro conforms to EN 13845 Barefoot and features a special textured “pimple” emboss which is ideal for walk-in showers, indoor pool surrounds, changing rooms and hydrotherapy areas. Polysafe Corona incorporates Supratec+, the second generation of Polyflor’s unique soil releasing polymer system, now including polyurethane for reduced dirt pick up, even easier maintenance and cleaning cost savings of up to 60% over traditional safety flooring. Both safety floors combine the use of coloured quartz, aluminium oxide and silicone carbide particles throughout the product thickness to provide sustained slip resistance for their guaranteed life, with strict adherence to HSE Guidelines. All Polyflor heavy duty and Polysafe safety floorcoverings have been independently tested and results demonstrate that they inhibit the growth of MRSA. An effective cleaning regime is however, the most important defence against infection. In addition, all Polyflor sheet vinyls can be welded at the seams and to coved skirtings to create continuous impervious surfaces which offer no sanctuary to dirt and bacteria.
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