Polyflor’s market leading commercial and residential vinyl flooring was recently installed at Wales & West Housing’s new housing development in the popular seaside town of Porthcawl, Bridgend.
Around 2500m² of Polyflor flooring was installed by Artisan Flooring of Swansea to help create 40 brand new, affordable homes at New Road Court which has been built by local construction company Jehu in partnership with Bridgend County Borough Council and the Welsh Government. Consisting of 24 one bedroom apartments and 16 two bedroom apartments, this new social housing development cost approximately £3.9 million to build.
Polyflor’s Secura PUR flooring in the bold Antique Herringbone 2129 design was installed throughout the apartments in kitchens, corridors, bedrooms and living spaces. The Secura range of luxury vinyl sheet flooring beautifully replicates the look of natural materials, with this chosen design featuring an inbuilt herringbone pattern and authentically reproduced wood grain and knots to give a rustic feel in a practical loose lay format. The cross linked and UV cured polyurethane reinforcement PUR provides an easy to clean surface and prevents stains and scuff marks, reducing cleaning time and costs.
High performance, decorative Polysafe safety flooring was fitted in the bathrooms to provide sustainable slip resistance in these frequently wet areas. Polysafe Wood fx PUR in authentic Rustic Oak 3337 was installed in the ground floor apartment bathrooms whilst Polysafe Wood fx Acoustix PUR, which features an integrated closed cell foam backing for improved acoustic performance (impact sound reduction levels of 19dB), was used in the upper floor apartments. These wood effect designs feature virtually imperceptible safety aggregates for slip resistance guaranteed to last the lifetime of the product.
Polysafe Hydro Evolve in Indus 4251 with its raised emboss for sustainable wet slip resistance in barefoot areas was also installed in some of the ground floor bathrooms where a walk in shower suitable for disabled use have been fitted.
Johann Horton, Development Officer at Wales & West Housing commented: “We are delighted with the finished flooring at New Road Court, as are the residents who have now moved in. The wood effect designs in particular really add impact to the interiors. These new homes comply with the Welsh Government Design Quality Requirement (DQR) standards and achieve a minimum Code for Sustainable Homes level 3+.”
All of Polyflor’s flooring ranges included in the project contain recycled material and are 100% recyclable via the Recofloor vinyl take back scheme. Product samples can be ordered free of charge on the Polyflor website or by calling the Polyflor Samples Direct Hotline on 0161 767 2551.