Bovis Homes turns to Forbo

IMPRESSED by the contemporary aesthetics and performance characteristics of Novilon cushioned vinyl, Bovis Homes has incorporated Forbo’s floorcovering within the Affordable Social Housing Specification for its West Midlands region.

At Bovis Homes’ Kingsmere development in Bicester, which consists of a mix of affordable and open market properties, Novilon was recently installed in all the screeded ground floor rooms in the rented plots, including kitchen, hall, guest cloakroom, lounge and first floor bathroom.

In the shared ownership homes, the floorcovering was fitted to the ground floor kitchen and guest cloakroom, as well as the first-floor bathroom.

Maxine Coppin, partnership development coordinator at Bovis Homes, commented: ‘When it comes to specifying products for a social housing project, tenant safety is paramount.

‘Forbo’s Novilon vinyl is perfect for these projects as it delivers the relevant slip resistance required by our housing association clients and it’s also easy to maintain for the end users.

‘In addition to its practical performance, Novilon also comes in various colours and designs for our clients to choose from. For the Kingsmere project, our client wanted a natural wooden aesthetic for the flooring of the kitchens, so Novilon in the Light Sunny Oak colourway was specified. In the bathrooms, the Vicenza design was chosen, which exudes a modern concrete effect.

‘These colourways also complemented the aesthetics of the kitchens and bathrooms being installed to the properties.’

Forbo’s Novilon is a collection of inspiring floorcoverings designed to complement every type of interior. It’s also hardwearing and easy to maintain thanks to its features such as Aquagrip, a safety feature, Diamond Seal, which protects the floor from scratches, spillages and scuffmarks, and Noviclean, a top layer treatment for easy cleaning.

Joshua Wattrus, flooring department manager at the Wattrus Group, the installers on the project, commented: ‘Forbo provides us with fantastic service, from its high-quality products through to the contacts we deal with at head office. Its range of floorcoverings are easy to fit and are always delivered in good condition, so we know that we are always installing top-notch products.’
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