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29 Sep 2020 by Polyflor
Pendle Brook Care Home based in Oswaldtwistle is a purpose-built facility developed to create a safe yet stimulating environment for the residents and their families.
Designed by Claire Pilkington, Interior Designer at CW Design Group, the home offers a premium feel throughout. Performance was the most important consideration when designing the space however Claire was also keen to ensure no compromise was made on style. Confident in Polyflor’s ability to meet the high demands of the environment, an array of their LVT and Vinyl products were specified throughout.
Putting a twist on what you would expect from a traditional care home, Pendle Brook strived to offer its residents a much more contemporary environment, like that of a luxury hotel. Polyflor’s Expona Commercial LVT range was selected for areas such as the café, dining room and onsite hairdressers which were sure to see heavy footfall and spillages. With 80 shades to choose from the range offered great flexibility, the Tanned Cheveron Parquet design was paired with Porta Stone to create clearly defined zones.
A completely different aesthetic was achieved on the 1st and 2nd floor to support those living with dementia. Home to the resident’s rooms, there was a key requirement for both high durability and slip resistance. As a safety floor designed to be both functional and beautiful, the slip resistant benefits of Polysafe Wood FX made it the obvious choice. The diverse palette offered some fantastic tonal options however Oiled Oak was selected in order to further enhance the calming and neutral atmosphere achieved across the space.
The neutral tones continued into the bathroom where the flooring made a shift to Polysafe Quattro PUR. Designed for bare foot or shod use in continually wet areas, this product is engineered to achieve a pendulum test result of 50+, offering sustainable slip resistance as well as superior underfoot comfort, making it ideal for a residential care setting of this kind.
For projects with demanding functional requirements it can be challenging to achieve the desired element of design, however with the support of Polyflor this was achieved seamlessly at Pendle Brook Care Home.