St. Gerard’s Educational Resource Centre, Belfast

Project: St. Gerard’s Educational Resource Centre, Belfast

A large selection of Polyflor flooring products has recently been installed within the refurbishment of St. Gerard’s Educational Resource Centre (ERC) in Belfast. Part of a £1.3million investment by the Department of Education, St. Gerard’s is a maintained school which provides facilities for pupils at Key Stage 1-4 with moderate and complex learning difficulties. Over 4000m2 of Polyflor products were laid by Flooring Solutions (NI) Ltd including Polysafe Vogue Ultra PUR to the kitchen, dining hall and washroom facilities, and Classic Mystique PUR to the stairs and circulation areas.

 

Director of Flooring Solutions (NI), Greer Winnington comments “We have worked with Polyflor in the past and found their technical and onsite support great. We specified Polyflor products on this project due to the availability of stock on a quick turnaround time, which is always a problem on large jobs. The material was easily worked with and it ticked the boxes for both design and performance.”

 

The five-month refurbishment project saw Flooring Solutions taking advantage of the Recofloor scheme from conception to completion. Part-founded by Polyflor, the Recofloor scheme diverts vinyl flooring waste from landfill and allows the uplifted flooring and off-cuts to be recycled into new products, including flooring. An impressive total of 14.25 tonnes of smooth uplifted flooring and off-cuts were collected by Flooring Solutions, packed onto pallets and collected on-site by Recofloor at specified times.

 

Ideally suited to the demands of high traffic school environments, Classic Mystique PUR demonstrates outstanding durability and abrasion resistance, benefitting from the incorporation of Polyflor’s renowned PUR maintenance enhancement. Cross-linked and UV cured, Polyflor’s PUR is a super strength polyurethane reinforcement which facilitates a lifelong polish-free maintenance regime and optimum appearance retention. Available in 16 harmonised colours, Classic Mystique has a tonal, non-directional appearance with clean architectural neutrals and warmer tones for a perfectly balanced combination. Classic Mystique PUR is 100% recyclable, via the Recofloor scheme, with an average recycled content of 25% and it’s impressive environmental credentials are supported with the award of an individually certificated BRE Global A+ rating.

 

All Polyflor vinyl flooring is 100% recyclable via the Recofloor recycling scheme and contains recycled content.