Expand Design vinyl tiles showcased at the Belong Warrington bistro

Expona vinyl tiles create stylish café at care village

  • 24 Sep 2015

Polyflor’s Expona Design vinyl tiles have been used to create a modern bistro at the Belong Warrington care village in Cheshire.

Designed by Pozzoni Architecture, the £9.5m Belong Warrington care village is a community facility, including village centre amenities, households for residents who require 24 hour dementia and nursing care, and independent living apartments.

The care home features a ground floor bistro, open to the public, which provides a family friendly environment serving food, drink and snacks.

Wood effect Expona Design vinyl tiles were installed in the bistro, reception area, corridors and exercise studio in a Light Elm shade.

The grey toned wood design features authentic swirled grain detail and a textured surface emboss for added realism.

Natural material affects are popular flooring choices for care environments as they create a familiar and homely aesthetic, as opposed to a more clinical look.

The use of a singular flooring design throughout the ground floor also aids residents in navigating through the building and ensures that they perceive the flooring as a continuous surface.

David Pointon, Business Support Manager at CLS Care Services commented: “We’re delighted with the finished look of our bistro. With the installation of this beautiful flooring we’ve been able to create a place where our residents will enjoy spending quality time with their family and friends. 

The natural look of the flooring is familiar to our residents living with dementia, so it helps to project a relaxing and calming environment, contributing to reduced anxiety levels.”

The Expona Design collection

The Expona Design vinyl tile collection is made up of 28 wood, stone and effects design options for use in heavy commercial environments. 

The tiles feature a  3.0mm gauge and 0.7mm wear layer, making it ideal for high traffic spaces such as cafés, bars and restaurants.

Expona Design is further enhanced with PUR, Polyflor’s exclusive and robust polyurethane reinforcement. This is cross linked and UV cured to provide superior cleaning benefits.

The flooring contains recycled material and is 100% recyclable via the Recofloor scheme.


Radcliffe New Road,
United Kingdom,
M45 7NR

Visit Polyflor's website

Leave a Reply

Latest news


Hygienically Clean Paint from Crown Paints

Crown Trade’s Clean Extreme Anti Bacterial paint range offers the best of both worlds – a paint with added anti bacterial protection which will not diminish over time.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Health & Safety, Interior Design & Construction, Interiors, Paints, Coatings & Finishes, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation


Laminated Glass Ban Webinar Engages GGF Members

On Thursday 18 February, the GGF Document B Working Party held a Members-only Webinar on the GGF’s response to the Government ban of the use of Laminated Safety Glasses: Regulation 7/Statutory Instrument 1230.

Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Glass, Glazing, Health & Safety, Posts, Seminars, Windows


Challenges ahead for UK Manufacturing - EverEdge

UK manufacturing has been hit with so many challenges in the last 12 months and there remain plenty of challenges ahead for 2021, explain EverEdge.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Garden, Landscaping, news, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation


DeepClean Hospital Radiators: Saving The Healthcare Sector Millions - Contour

Through developing the innovative DeepClean LST radiator and anti-ligature guard range, Contour has enabled the NHS to potentially save more than £35 million since 2006.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Health & Safety, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Interiors, Plumbing