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 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.
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