Providing high quality handrails, corner, door and wall protection throughout most facilities whether in healthcare, education, hotels, sports or industrial units is both good practice and forward-thinking.
Gerflor has more than 70 years’ experience in manufacturing stylish, innovative and eco-responsible vinyl flooring and interior finishes for contract, sport, transport and residential applications. SPM International has been integrated into the Gerflor brand, offering customers a suite of reliable and decorative systems providing safety, hygiene, easy maintenance and noise management.
Gerflor SPM offers a comprehensive range of wall and door protection, corner protectors and handrails in an extensive range of finishes.
The protective PVC panel range includes Decochoc and Decoclean, for large walls and surfaces together with Decowood which is a wood effect panel that combines wall protection and with the warmth of wood without the drawbacks.
For a more original look, Decotrend panels uplift and highlight interiors with impressive visual effects providing a shaped perspective view with composite and the striking appearance of brushed aluminium.
Gerflor SPM can also custom make panels, using digital printing of imagery to create an aesthetic feel or provide signage solutions to cover walls.
Gerflor SPM handrails are designed to protect against hand-borne infections while being ergonomic and providing good levels of grip. The range of handrails has an innovative bactericidal joint and includes elegant wood effect and aluminium finishes or the option of a PVC sheath. These coordinate with a specially developed range of corner protectors that resist impact and the effects of cleaning and constant use of disinfectant products.
Roundhay School is one of seven schools in the first Leeds PFI Project and have adopted a range of SPM’s products in order to preserve the pristine condition of the interior. The architect for the project ‘Aedas’ chose a 120 mm wall protection rail together with 30 mm corner protection which have been used in the corridors to prevent any damage caused by pedestrian traffic, whilst a 120 mm chair rail was chosen and used throughout classrooms in order to prevent damage caused by furniture which comes into contact with the walls.
The project architect from Aedas commented,
“SPM’s products were chosen because of their durability and cost effectiveness, two important factors for all education projects. Their wide range of colours also allowed us to choose those that complemented the décor of the school, which helped to create a modern environment.”
The SPM product range from Gerflor also offers the highest levels of protection for high traffic areas in a host of health care facilities which includes hospitals, clinics and retirement homes. And when the New Century Care Group looked to begin a programme of upgrading its 27 care homes, the project managers, Frankum & Company were keen to evaluate the various flooring, hand rail and wall protection systems available.