Polysafe Wood fx Acoustix safety flooring

Polysafe flooring provides slip resistance at refurbished GP practice

  • 15 Feb 2017

Polysafe vinyl flooring has been fitted to improve acoustics and safety at the recently refurbished Downing Drive Surgery, a doctor’s practice based in Evington, Leicester.

The new Downing Drive Surgery, which is responsible for providing care for 6,900 local patients, was designed by BRP Architects of Market Harborough. 

The architect required a durable, slip resistant floorcovering to cope with the demands of the surgery, subject to heavy footfall and high traffic. 

Polysafe safety flooring

Polyflor’s Polysafe Wood fx Acoustix safety flooring was specified for the development, in the shade American Oak. Designed to reduce the transfer of walking noise and impact sound, it was chosen to ensure a peaceful environment for Downing Drive’s patients and staff.

Thanks to an integrated foam backing, the flooring is able to achieve an impact sound reduction level of 19dB – higher than the UK Building Regulation Part E requirements of a minimum 17dB.

It was installed by Excelsior Carpets and Flooring Contractors in the facility’s reception and circulation areas. under the supervision of the project’s primary contractors, Oakwood Construction. 

Meanwhile, Polysafe Standard PUR was specified for the consulting rooms, in the shade Ash Grey.

Slip resistance 

Both Polyflor’s Wood fx Acoustix and Polysafe Standard PUR range have been manufactured to provide sustainable wet slip resistance; safety aggregates are incorporated within the wear layer to enhance the products’ safety credentials.

The ranges are HSE compliant and classified as low slip potential, boasting a score of 36+ on the Pendulum Wet Test. They meet the requirements of the European Safety Flooring Standard EN 13845, and have both passed the 50,000 cycles abrasion test.

Polysafe PUR – Polyflor’s renowned polyurethane reinforcement layer, which is cross-linked and UV cured – ensures that each range benefits from advanced maintenance benefits and enhanced soil release.

The ranges have also achieved an individually certified BRE Global A+ rating for healthcare environments.

Contact:

Polyflor,
Radcliffe New Road,
Whitefield,
Manchester,
United Kingdom,
M45 7NR

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