A COMPLETE floors and walls solution from Altro has been used to create a relaxing, stylish and home from home environment for mums-to-be in a new birth centre at Hull Women and Children’s Hospital.
The new midwife-led Fatima Allam Birth Centre has been designed to meet the needs of women who want a more natural childbirth experience. It comprises three birthing rooms, each individually designed...Continue Reading
LATEXPLAN Trade Fast is said by Mapei to be a two-part rapid setting, fast drying smoothing compound.
It’s suitable for smoothing and levelling differences in substrate thickness of 3-10mm over new substrates and can be applied directly over most adhesives residues, including bitumen.
A Mapei Fast Track product, Latexplan Trade Fast can be walked on within one hour and is ready to receive...Continue Reading
DESIGNED for the demands of all healthcare installations Danfloor says its impervious carpet collection is soil- and stain-resistant, hardwearing and comes with several comprehensive wear warranties.
In addition, several of the ranges are BRE certified, including an antimicrobial coating and have an emphasis on the suitability of design for people living with cognitive impairments such as...Continue Reading
TUDOR Lodge, a development of 30, one and two-bedroom, purpose-built retirement apartments based in Solihull, in the West Midlands, has upgraded the carpet in its communal areas with Total Care, from Heckmondwike.
The existing carpet at Tudor Lodge had been in situ since the facility was built in 2008. Tudor Lodge is managed by retirement specialist Millstream Management Services, with lodge...Continue Reading
HOWE GREEN supplied HSE75 hinged aluminium floor access covers for the £1.5bn New Karolinska Solna University Hospital (NKS) in Stockholm through Swedish distributor, Elkington AB.
The gas-assisted hinged HSE75 hatches reportedly provide easy and safe access to the underground power stations and escape routes located underneath the hospital.
They have been installed in various areas and infilled ...Continue Reading
MAPEI’s fast-track systems are reported to be suitable for speedy installations without compromising quality.
The fast track system for use in Healthcare environments encompasses Mapeproof 1K turbo as a one component and solvent free damp proof membrane. The very low levels of volatile organic compounds make it suitable as the first stage in the system for healthcare environments.
FLOORING in healthcare environments is one of the most vital surfaces to keep clean and hygienic.
Resilient vinyl floorings with the looks, durability, performance and safety that can deliver cleanability and resistance to bacteria are essential weapons in the continuous battle to prevent the spread of nosocomial infections.
As a result, specifying an appropriate flooring that resists and...Continue Reading
F BALL & CO’s high performance smoothing underlayment, Stopgap 1200 Pro, provided the solution during the refurbishment of Dumfries and Galloway hospital pharmacy.
The smoothing underlayment was specified to provide a professional flooring solution for a residue-contaminated subfloor creating a durable, high quality floor finish, without the need for priming or mechanical removal of the...Continue Reading
SUNDERLAND Royal Hospital’s Emergency Department has undergone a large refurbishment with a three-storey extension and a new colourful paediatric department featuring Marmoleum Marbled floorcoverings from Forbo Flooring Systems.
Designed by P+HS Architects, the new development provides a vastly improved environment for patients and staff, and was shortlisted for best refurbishment at the 2017...Continue Reading
UZIN products were recently used by Superior Finish Contracts to install about 1,000sq m of flooring at the new sexual assault referral centre at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon.
UZIN NC 163 smoothing compound was used on all areas, UZIN KE 2000 S was used to adhere the vinyl flooring, while the carpet tiles were installed with UZIN U2100 tackifier.
Hinchingbrooke Hospital, part of North...Continue Reading
WILLOWBROOK Care Home in Birmingham provides specialist support for people with dementia and mental health problems who need personal care or nursing care on a long-term basis.
The care home recently extended the premises to create more bedrooms and circulation areas for residents. Altro floors were used throughout the 2,000sq m newbuild extension.
Altro Wood Safety was installed in circulation...Continue Reading
TWO wood floor designs, from Kährs Da Capo Collection, have been supplied by TileStyle for the newly refurbished Jameson Distillery Bow St – Jameson’s Dublin-based brand home and visitor experience.
Located in Smithfield, on the site of the original distillery, the new building combines whiskey tasting with ‘state-of-the-art storytelling techniques’.
Its €11m redevelopment was led by BRC...Continue Reading
TRADITIONALLY, timber floor finishes and heating systems are specified separately and supplied and installed by different companies.
Junckers Leveldek is reported to offer a versatile levelling system, underfloor heating and a solid hardwood floor finish from a single point-of-supply.
Junckers has teamed up with a heating component manufacturer to offer what’s described as a combined solid...Continue Reading
KAHRS has launched a professional website for design professionals, based on feedback from architects and interior designers.
Developed to promote fast, straightforward wood floor specification, the new site – at www.kahrsflooring.com – reportedly provides easy access and ‘an inspirational overview’ of Kährs’ wood floor collections.
It’s said to respond faster and is fully responsive to mobile...Continue Reading
MAPEI’s Spray Mop is said to be suitable for maintaining and caring for wooden and vinyl floors.
The Spray Mop is suitable for easy daily cleaning operations and for thorough cleaning cycles such as removing and applying floor wax, or applying products from the Ultracoat range for cleaning and protecting wood flooring.
Ultracoat Polish Anti-slip is a non-slip protective natural wax for wooden...Continue Reading
OSMO UK offers Polyx-Oil Tints Raw, a lightly tinted protective finish that reportedly provides an original, untreated appearance for wooden floors.
Said to be desired by many homeowners and favoured by interior designers, this finish apparently creates a sought-after look, but also protects the wood’s surface – ‘a winning formula for flooring contractors’, according to Osmo.
Based on the...Continue Reading
THE Solid Wood Flooring Company says it works closely with many contractors and fit-out companies.
‘We’re a manufacturer as such. However, through our years of experience and technical expertise we prefer to work closely with any fit-out contractor or installer to ensure a trouble-free installation of our flooring.
‘If we’re not specified and you have a design and build contract we can offer...Continue Reading
PROVING a sports flooring product that’s all things to all people isn’t exactly easy. Being able to deliver a range of sports surfaces in solid wood that delivers on quality, performance, safety and comfort is an onerous task.
However, it’s a challenge well-met by Gerflor, says the company.
In 2015 it announced its acquisition of Connor Sports and its Sport Court brand in a move that...Continue Reading