Forest fx offers flooring solution for new maternity unit

A variety of vinyl flooring products from UK manufacturer Polyflor were selected for installation at North Middlesex Hospital’s new £17.9 million maternity unit. 

A selection of Polyflor safety, homogeneous and SD floor coverings, including Forest fx, XL PU, Polysafe Standard, Polysafe Hydro Evolve and Finesse SD, were used throughout the unit by Leeds-based flooring contractors Phoenix Flooring.

This modular building project was completed off site by Portakabin Group, with main contractor Kier Construction, as part of a larger £80 million modernisation and expansion programme at the hospital. The new unit includes eight home-from-birth rooms, an 18-cot neonatal unit with three mother and baby rooms and extra capacity if necessary. A labour ward includes a delivery suite and two obstetrics operating theatres.

Forest fx PUR sheet vinyl flooring in American Oak has been extensively used throughout the wards, corridors and reception areas. The Forest fx range is available in a practical and resilient 2.0mm gauge vinyl sheet format with a 0.7mm wear layer, making it ideal for high traffic, heavy commercial environments in the healthcare sector. The product’s cross-linked and UV cured polyurethane reinforcement (PUR) offers a low cost, polish-free maintenance regime for the lifetime of the flooring.

Forest fx contains recycled material and is 100 per cent recyclable via the Recofloor scheme. The Forest fx flooring collection also achieves individually certified BRE Global A+ ratings for major use areas which can contribute to BREEAM credits, as can the product’s BES 6001 certification which demonstrates compliance with a recognised responsible sourcing scheme as certified by the BRE. The North Middlesex Hospital maternity unit project has achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating.

Free samples of any Polyflor flooring products can be ordered free of charge on the Polyflor website or by calling the Polyflor Samples Direct Hotline on 0161 767 2551.

Further details of Polyflor’s extensive range of resilient vinyl flooring are available from Polyflor Ltd, Radcliffe New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 7NR. Tel: 0161 767 1111. Fax: 0161 767 1128.

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