2018 has been another busy year for the A Cumberlidge team to deliver a wide variety of flooring projects for each of the local hospitals within the South Yorkshire region.
One of our latest projects was at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield and involved replacing the flooring as part of a full ward refurbishment.
The 7-bed bay ward was scheduled to be transformed into a dementia-friendly ward for the exclusive care of patients suffering with dementia.
“It is well documented that people with dementia often don’t respond well to changes in their environment and, recognising this, the hospital’s facilities management team asked us to specify a floor covering that would look less institutionalised to the usual white or blue vinyl flooring that is used and feels quite clinical.
“The architects involved, hpda archictecture, selected Polyflor’s Expona Flow in Honey Beige. It’s a highly durable and hard-wearing wood effect vinyl flooring that is entirely fit for purpose within a hospital ward with high footfall and daily cleaning.
Concludes Damian: “After the existing flooring was uplifted, we prepared the surface and fitted a total of 628m2 of the Polyflor Expona Flow in Honey Beige. The flooring creates a superb wood-effect to give the overall impression that the floor is actually wood rather than vinyl and it gives the ward a much more welcoming atmosphere.”