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Polyflor’s Pearlazzo PUR sheet vinyl flooring and Expona Control PUR luxury vinyl tiles at Solihull School’s new sixth form centre

Dynamic design for Solihull

Polyflor helps create geometric floor design for Solihull School sixth formers

Posted by Stephanie Broad | June 26, 2016 | Interiors

A combination of high performance flooring from Polyflor’s luxury vinyl tile and sheet vinyl flooring ranges was recently used to create a dynamic, geometric flooring design at Solihull School’s brand new sixth form centre. 

Installed by Tamworth-based Gladston Contract Flooring Specialists, Pearlazzo PUR homogeneous sheet flooring was used to produce a hexagonal patterned floor design in the centre’s breakout and dining area, whilst Expona Control PUR luxury vinyl tiles created a pathway through the common room area and into the adjoining corridors and staircases. The £4.5m new build project at the independent school in the West Midlands was managed by main contractor Speller Metcalfe and designed by Birmingham based architects Malcolm Payne Design Group. 

Sean Morgan, Senior Deputy Headmaster at Solihull School, commented: “For our state of the art sixth form facilities we wanted to create a bright, modern space that will motivate our students. Polyflor flooring fitted our needs perfectly, being both practical and visually appealing.” 

Four shades from the popular Pearlazzo PUR collection (Mineral, Rain Cloud, Charcoal and Sunrise) were selected to create the geometric flooring design, with hexagon shapes created by Polyflor’s in-house Design Service using precision waterjet cutting technology. Available in 24 contemporary shades including neutrals, pastels and brights, Pearlazzo features distinctive tonal chips and pearlescent flakes which are blended and fused into a solid base colour to create a distinctive decorative finish.

Polyflor’s Pearlazzo PUR sheet vinyl flooring and Expona Control PUR luxury vinyl tiles at Solihull School’s new sixth form centre

Expona Control PUR luxury vinyl tiles in Light Elm were installed in circulation areas to offer sustainable wet slip resistance where slippages are more likely to occur. The innovative Expona Control PUR range of LVT safety flooring combines the design benefits of an LVT with the sustainable slip resistance of an HSE compliant safety floor suitable for commercial environments. With a 2.5mm gauge, 0.7mm wear layer and 14 design options, the slip resistance produced by the aluminium oxide particles incorporated into Expona Control tiles is sustainable for the guaranteed life of the product, due to its achievement of 36+ in the Pendulum Wet Test and 20 microns of surface roughness.

Both Pearlazzo and Expona Control ranges are popular choices for education environments due to their UV cured and cross-linked polyurethane PUR coating which allows for a simple polish-free maintenance regime and a reduced need for energy, power, water and chemical consumption. 

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 ranges include 25% recycled content on average and are recyclable via the Recofloor vinyl take back scheme.

Proving their environmental credentials, the Pearlazzo PUR and Expona Control PUR flooring collections achieve BRE Global A+ ratings in education facilities which can contribute to BREEAM credits, as can the products’ BES 6001 certification which demonstrates compliance with a recognised responsible sourcing scheme as certified by the BRE.

Polyflor has recently launched a brand new education brochure which shows how high performance and high design vinyl flooring can help to create inspirational and practical education facilities from pre-school to higher education environments. Visit the Polyflor website to read online or order your free copy. 

Further details of Polyflor’s extensive range of resilient vinyl flooring are available from Polyflor Ltd.

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