Flooring creates a bright and welcoming atmosphere throughout Anya Court care home

A combination of Polyflor’s high design luxury vinyl tiles and high performance safety flooring were used to help create a bright and welcoming atmosphere throughout Anya Court care home in Rugby, Warwickshire recently.

Part of the Hallmark Care Homes Group, Anya Court was opened at the end of 2014 and provides nursing, residential and dementia care for up to 70 residents at their state of the art facilities. The interior design of the home is focused around encouraging active and independent living that creates a specialist dementia community where residents will feel at ease in their own surroundings.

1300m2 of Polyflor flooring was installed by Galaxy Flooring to provide homely, stimulating and safe environments for residents to live and socialise in. This included a number of cafés, relaxing therapy rooms, hair salons and a cinema room. The uplifting environment ensured that the impressive Anya Court facility took home the prize for Best New Care Home at the 2015 Pinders Healthcare Design Awards.

Hardwearing wood and stone effect luxury vinyl tiles from the Expona Commercial PUR range were fitted in many communal areas, providing the homely and comforting look of natural materials in a floorcovering suitable for these high traffic zones. Expona Commercial luxury vinyl tiles in Grey Pine were installed on the ground floor of the home, in the reception area, hair salon and the vibrant Juke Box Café. The Light Oak shade from the same range was fitted in the dining areas, kitchenettes and hair salon on the upper floors, and stone effect Classic Yorkstone  tiles were also installed in the residents’ cinema room.

Polyflor’s safety flooring was installed in bathroom en-suites and toilets used by residents, guests and staff to provide sustainable wet slip resistance in these areas. The Expona Control PUR range of LVT safety flooring in stunning stone effect designs - Warm Grey Concrete and Classic Yorkstone were installed in toilets on all floors.  With a pimple emboss and carborundum-free safety particles for slip resistance in barefoot areas and shod such as wet rooms, Polysafe Hydro Evolve flooring in pastel shade Danube was fitted into the home’s adapted bathroom and shower areas for all residents.

Safety flooring was also installed in back of house areas to keep the staff at Anya Court safe when at work. Polysafe Ultima flooring in Mortar was installed in kitchen and food preparation areas for added slip resistance where oil and grease spillages may be regularly be found. Heavy duty Polysafe Modena PUR safety flooring in the neutral Copal shade was used to complete corridors, circulation zones, staff changing areas and laundry rooms. Modena’s sophisticated micro-granite decoration incorporates clear aluminium oxide particles in the vinyl which are virtually invisible to the naked eye to offer a high clarity decoration.

Jacqueline Farguson, Design Manager at Hallmark Care Homes, designed the home and specified Polyflor throughout. Jacqueline commented, “It was vital for us to avoid a clinical look by creating a safe but homely environment for Anya Court residents that would suit their various needs. We are continually impressed with the range of attractive and fit for purpose flooring options available from Polyflor which meant we could use their products throughout this new care home and others in our portfolio.”

Product samples can be ordered free of charge on the Polyflor website or by calling the Polyflor Samples Direct Hotline on 0161 767 2551. Polyflor flooring contains recycled material and is 100% recyclable via the Recofloor scheme, of which Polyflor is a founding member.

As a manufacturer of flooring suitable for dementia care facilities, Polyflor has recently become a member of the Dementia Action Alliance who are committed to transforming the lives of the 800,000 people living with dementia in the UK. Polyflor is also a longstanding partner of the International Dementia Design Network at the University of Salford.