Prestige colours ideal for hospital wayfinding

A variety of bright colours from the Polyflor Prestige PUR range - part of Polyflor’s flagship family of polish-free heavy duty vinyl floorcoverings - proved ideal for a geometric wayfinding floor design in a new build cardiac unit at Southampton General Hospital.

“We created an interior design wayfinding strategy for the hospital which involved geometric design and distinctive colour,” said Building Design Partnership’s Lee Cheong. “Polyflor’s Prestige range offered us a collection of bright and contemporary colours in a non-directional design which really enhanced that strategy.”

Featuring a choice of 16 colours with an innovative, non-directional decorative appearance created by combining duotone base chips with two tonal highlight chips for a brighter, cleaner, fresher appearance, Polyflor Prestige PUR is ideally suited to busy health care, educational and commercial environments.

In common with other ranges in the Polyflor polish-free collection - Mystique PUR, Classic Mystique PUR and 2000 PUR - Polyflor Prestige PUR features a high quality polyurethane reinforcement which, combined with a superior closed surface finish, facilitates a low cost, polish-free maintenance regime for the lifetime of the floorcovering, achieving cost savings of up to 48%.

All these products, together with Polyflor XL PU, Standard XL and all Polysafe safety floors, have been independently tested and results demonstrate that they inhibit the growth of MRSA. An effective cleaning regime is however, the most important defence against infection.

Polyflor Prestige PUR meets the performance requirements of EN 649 and, fully tested to fire safety standard EN 13501-1, is certified as Class Bfl-S1, achieving the criteria EN ISO 9239-1 8kw/m2 and the mandatory requirement of EN ISO 11925-2 pass. The flooring also features homogeneous monolayer construction for even wear and 100% useful life.

In common with all Polyflor sheet vinyls, Polyflor Prestige PUR can be welded at the seams and to coved skirtings to create continuous impervious surfaces which offer no sanctuary to dirt and bacteria.

Full details from Polyflor Ltd, Radcliffe New Road, Whitefield, Manchester M45 7NR. Tel: 0161-767 1111. Fax: 0161-767 1128. Website: Email:

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