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Polyflor brings a fresh look to De Montfort student union

6 Sep 2017
Case study

A variety of commercial vinyl floorcoverings from UK manufacturer Polyflor were recently selected for a £3 million refurbishment project at Campus Centre, De Montfort University in Leicester.

Designed by CPMG Architects, the newly renovated Campus Centre is the home of De Montfort’s Student Union (DSU) and a hub for student life, including shops, cafes, break out areas and offices.

High performance Expona Design luxury vinyl tiles in Cool Grey Concrete were used throughout the student union building in circulation areas, corridors and staircases. Featuring 28 stunning wood, stone and abstract effects, the heavy commercial Expona Design luxury vinyl tile collection has a 3.0mm gauge, 0.7mm wear layer and is enhanced with Polyflor’s exclusive and robust PUR polyurethane reinforcement which is cross linked and UV cured to provide a fuss-free cleaning and maintenance regime.

Wood effect Affinity255 heavy commercial luxury vinyl tiles in the Seasoned Grey Oak, Cracked White Oak and Dappled Oak designs were also used as a contrast to the concrete effect flooring for Milly Lane’s café, The Coffee Hut and Sulets student accommodation office in the student union. Designed for high traffic environments like education interiors, the Affinity255 LVT collection features 16 authentically reproduced wood plank designs.

The Campus Centre, which opened in early 2017, also features flooring from Polyflor’s Expona Commercial, Classic Mystique, Polysafe Apex and Polysafe Verona ranges in toilet areas, restaurant kitchens and the student union’s music venue. All flooring was installed by Westcotes Flooring, working under main contractors Stepnell.

Cristina Riley, Interior Designer at CPMG Architects commented, “We chose to use Polyflor commercial luxury vinyl tiles and sheet vinyl flooring on this project as there was a great choice of designs to select from, and a wealth of specifications to cater to the varying needs of different spaces across Campus Centre.”

Samples of any Polyflor flooring product can be ordered free of charge on the Polyflor website or by calling the Samples Direct Hotline on 0161 767 2551. All Polyflor flooring contains recycled material and is also 100% recyclable via the Recofloor vinyl take back scheme. The environmental credentials of the Polyflor products used on this project are impressive, achieving a BRE A+ rating for major use areas in the education sector and Indoor Air Comfort Gold, assuring that VOC emissions are below any globally determined levels. 

Polyflor’s recently launched education brochure demonstrates how vinyl can be the perfect flooring solution for education environments, from nurseries to universities. To order your free copy or read online, visit the Polyflor website. 

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