Welsh winner for Gerflor’s Creation 55 LVT

Situated directly opposite St David’s Hospital in Cardiff, the W2 refurbishment development provides an elegant yet modern suite of residential and office units. The uniquely designed office spaces pay homage to the heritage of the building, which used to be a snooker hall. This exciting project features bespoke detailing including street art and concrete floors to ensure a stylish and versatile way of working in line with the requirements of contemporary 24-7 work spaces. In providing a highly-designed, ultra-modern take on an existing building the re-modelling of the flooring detail would need to be of the highest standards.

The 500m2 flooring aspect of the refurbishment project covering the offices and communal areas would be perfectly suited to international flooring specialist Gerflor’s stunningly beauti- ful Creation 55 LVT

Loftco are forerunners in the development of live/work units in Wales, regenerating historic buildings and landmarks to create stylish, cutting edge mixed use developments. Mark An- drews, Director of developer Loftco said, “W2 typifies our ongoing mission to find and de- velop innovative solutions that deliver desirable live/work spaces within sought after urban locations.”

The installation of the Gerflor flooring would have to be of premium quality to meet the rigor- ous high standards set by Loftco. This weighty task would fall to local flooring experts MH Flooring. MH Flooring pride themselves on offering their customers a high level of expertise together with a friendly and reliable service from concept through to completion. They serve a wide range of clients including building contractors, commercial enterprises, private care homes, schools, and local authorities. Marcus Howells, Managing Director, MH Flooring commented, “we have built up a successful relationship with the developer over many years working on numerous schemes and regeneration projects, he went on to further add, “We were asked to put forward and suggest floor coverings that would complement this project. We suggested Creation 55 LVT from Gerflor as the product’s design, colour bank and per- formance would meet every requirement for our client.”

The Creation LVT range from Gerflor has been scooping accolades in both the UK and Eur- ope, winning the coveted 2017 CFJ/CFA Product of The Year category. It is a beautifully crafted collection of luxury vinyl flooring products that is setting the market alight with its innovative designs, textures and suitability for a host of high profile projects. It’s extremely tough and durable and Creation 55 is the perfect solution for medium traffic areas for both contract and residential applications including offices, hospitality, restaurants, reception areas and boutiques. Creation 55 is available in three installation types including; Dry Back, X’Press and Clic formats. The highly sophisticated Creation 55 range offers realistic wood and mineral finishes in tile and plank formats with beveled edges. 

In addition to this, the looselay Clic System’s unique vertical interlocking format allows this product to be laid quickly over most existing surfaces, with no need to close premises during refurbishments. Perfect for the retail, hotel, hospitality, administration, leisure or domestic sectors. With a 0.55mm wearlayer the Creation 55 range is 100% recyclable, REACH compliant and treated with PUR+ surface treatment, providing excellent cleaning characteristics and improved resistance to scratching.

Commenting on quality and standards Marcus Howells went on to say, “having worked in the flooring industry for over thirty years I’ve always found that the products of the highest quality are always the easiest to install, and Gerflor’s products certainly fall into that category.” Marcus Howells ended by saying, “We have used Gerflor floor coverings for many years, we are currently working on a specification for another office and living space unit where we will once again be putting forward Gerflor solutions for that bespoke project.” 

With over 70 years’ experience international flooring specialist Gerflor offer a superb range of flooring solutions which combine technical and design characteristics for any room being specified for refurbishment projects. Colour, design and performance are influencing the way refurbishment projects are now being scoped-out, and Gerflor are at the ‘coalface’ of this elemental change in that development.

Learn more about Gerflor solutions; ask for a free sample or contact us to speak to a specialist today by calling 01926 622 600, emailing contractuk@gerflor.com, or visit gerflor.co.uk for the latest innovations.