Hardwearing wood effect Expona Flow commercial flooring from vinyl floorcovering specialist Polyflor was recently chosen to give a new lease of life to the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.
Lancashire based interior designers BWD Ltd were contracted to manage the design and build of the museum refurbishment project. They selected Polyflor’s Expona Flow PUR sheet vinyl flooring in Sun Bleached Oak for the museum’s reception area, shop and Waterside Café. Featuring wood grain detail for added authenticity and subtle cool tones, this floorcovering complements the interior design scheme perfectly, improving the experience of visitors as soon as they enter the museum.
Run by the Canal and River Trust, the museum is located on the canal docks where the northern end of the Shropshire Union Canal meets the Manchester Ship Canal. The museum offers visitors an insight into UK canals, rivers and waterways and their rich heritage. The refurbishment project was completed in March 2017.
Bev Wood, Creative Director at BWD Ltd commented,
“Polyflor really understood our need to specify a flooring solution which would deliver on impact, would work with other materials and finishes we had selected, and would be practical for the demands of a busy museum environment. Polyflor’s team worked with BWD’s team to select the best product range and they provided us with large samples to take to our clients for sign-off. The client is extremely happy with the flooring and customers have commented on how it has transformed the space.”
Available in a 2 metre wide format with a 2mm gauge and 0.7mm wear layer, the UK manufactured Expona Flow PUR flooring collection includes 50 high performance wood, stone and abstract designs. Ideal for a range of heavy commercial environments where high footfall levels are to be expected, Expona Flow PUR is enhanced with Polyflor’s robust polyurethane reinforcement which is cross linked and UV cured for a simple polish-free maintenance regime and superior cleaning benefits.
Expona Flow product samples can be ordered free of charge on the Polyflor website or by calling the Polyflor Samples Direct Hotline on 0161 767 2551.
Expona Flow’s environmental credentials are impressive, achieving a BRE A+ rating for major use areas and Indoor Air Comfort Gold, assuring that VOC emissions are below any globally determined levels. It is also 100 per cent recyclable via the Recofloor recycling scheme and contains recycled material.
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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