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    Award-winning floor provides perfect solution at hospital

    Flowcrete

    A high performance flooring system from Flowcrete Group installed at a brand new hospital facility in the UK by Polydeck Resins, has secured a top industry award.

    The flooring project was part of a major redevelopment at the Southmead Hospital in Bristol, England. The project at the state-of-the-art Brunel building took the Large Project of the Year Award at the FeRFA (Resin Flooring Association) annual awards.

    Built by Carillion plc, the facility will be home to the Accident and Emergency department, as well as specialist centres such as neurosurgery, renal and orthopaedics.

    The building required an innovative, hard-wearing flooring system that combined style and safety with cutting edge sustainability credentials. Flowcrete’s Peran STB was identified as the most suitable solution, with the hygienic flooring system, boasting high scratch, impact and abrasion resistance. The flooring also met aesthetic and functional requirements with the durable, decorative topping offering ease of cleaning and maintenance, as well as providing a seamless finish. It also allowed for rapid installation, a vital requirement for the project in Bristol.

    Polydeck Resins had just eight weeks to complete the 4,000m² installation to particularly strict tolerances. However, the project was completed on schedule to provide a modern, environmentally-friendly finish that will stand the test of time.

    Alan Dean, Managing Director of Flowcrete UK, part of the Flowcrete Group said that Peran STB was the ideal solution for the Brunel building, adding that the system’s unique properties combine a decorative, colour-stable finish with high scratch and stain resistance.

    Peran STB’s hard-wearing properties make it ideal for high-traffic areas such as hospitals while its hygienic and slip-resistant qualities enhance patient safety.

    According to Kurt Singleton, Business Development Manager for Polydeck Resins, they were asked to deliver Flowcrete’s Peran STB to cover 4,000m² of various high trafficked areas with 3,600 linear metres of coving topped with stainless steel trim. The product was also installed as coving to deliver a seamless floor and cove combination and the floor had to be laid incredibly flat. The materials were all from one batch to maintain a perfect colour match and a uniform theme throughout the hospital. Due to the cold temperatures onsite, the floors had to be laid in heated zones with installation in each room completed by two specialist teams.

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