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Article Date: 17th July 2013

Polyflor Features in Bury’s New Hospice Development

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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.

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.

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.

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