Polyflor gives Wellbeing Centre a LIFT
Leading commercial vinyl flooring manufacturer, Polyflor, has provided the complete flooring solution for the Chadderton Wellbeing Centre in Oldham, UK.
The first of its kind in the area, the Centre brings together a range of organisations to deliver key council services under one roof at local level.
A Community 1st Oldham LIFT (Local Improvement Finance Trust) project, the facility was designed by blue sky architects in Stockport and the main contractor was Carillion. Four different Polyflor products were installed throughout the Centre by Manchester’s PCS Flooring, each demonstrating the necessary characteristics to enhance the look and feel of a specific use area.
“Flooring is an important finishing material because it has such a big impact on the overall look of a building,” commented Chris Russell of blue sky architects.
“Polyflor vinyl and rubber products helped us achieve our vision for the build while providing the necessary hard-wearing, safety and maintenance benefits required for the day-to-day running of a busy community facility.”
Initially visitors are greeted in reception by Polyflor Classic Mystique PUR, featuring a striking inlaid motif, designed by an artist and local community groups.
The motif was designed into the flooring by Polyflor’s Expressions Design Service which uses water-jet cutting techniques to create precise shapes and styles for inlaid decoration.
The elegant café was in need of a more design-focussed floorcovering and Polyflor’s Expona Aged Indian Apple wood effect luxury vinyl tile provided the perfect balance of aesthetic quality and ease of cleaning thanks to its own polyurethane treatment.
No wellbeing centre would be complete without a gym and Polyflor’s rubber Saarfloor Noppe Stud Tiles were installed in this high impact, high use area. In striking Cobalt Blue, Polyflor’s Noppe Stud Tiles provide a highly durable surface and contribute to acoustical impact sound reduction.