Gradus Flooring Receives Welcoming Reception at Nuffield Health Hospital

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05 December 2008

Contract interiors specialist Gradus has supplied flooring from its modern carpet and loose lay vinyl ranges, as part of a reception area refurbishment at the new look Nuffield Health Hospital in Cheltenham, providing a stylish yet practical entrance.

Opened in 2000, the Nuffield Health Hospital in Cheltenham has 3 major theatres and 33 en-suite bedrooms, providing the latest in treatment facilities and diagnostic technology. Nuffield Health, formerly Nuffield Hospital, has invested in a full refurbishment of the reception area, as part of a re-branding exercise to reflect the fresh and wider focus of Nuffield Health.

Gradus’ TOLI loose lay vinyl flooring was installed in tile format in a woodgrain finish. Installed in the reception area’s main walkways, due to its hardwearing and durable properties, Gradus’ LL300 vinyl flooring is ideal for withstanding the pressures of foot and wheeled traffic going in and out of the main hospital areas.

Vinyl flooring’s surface retention properties help the reception area maintain its attractive appearance. Plus, it’s exceptionally easy to clean, helping the Hospital to reduce maintenance costs.

In addition, the LL300 range has an exceptionally high-recycled content of 65%, making it the ideal choice for specifiers concerned with sustainability.

Gradus’ Cityscene carpet tiles in a neutral Raffia, were installed in the seating areas of the reception, providing visitors and patients with the comfort and warmth of carpet but the modern look of design tiles.

Both types of flooring are quick and easy to lay; the LL300 range requires little or no floor preparation and tiles are simply fitted to the sub-floor. Cityscene’s attractive textured loop pile design can be installed quarter turn; broadloom or brick bond, providing a high level of style and versatility. This helps to save time on refurbishments, where limiting disruption to the end-user is a priority.

Nuffield Health Reception Manager, Jane Clarke commented: “When specifying flooring it was crucial that we found one with the right balance of style and practicality. The vinyl and carpeted flooring from Gradus are design led, complementing the attractive interior design scheme. They are also hardwearing and durable enough to withstand the pressures of a clinical environment.

“We were very impressed with the ease of installation of both floorcoverings, it is increasingly important that refurbishments are delivered on time and on budget, so any product that can help to reduce installation times is ideal for healthcare projects. The reduced maintenance costs of the vinyl flooring are a real added bonus, thanks to the PUR surface treatment. Plus, the flooring’s high recycled content contributed to the hospital’s green credentials.”

Manufactured using an optically advanced decorative print film to create a pin-sharp finish, the loose lay flooring is available in tile format, in 24 different woodgrain, granite and marble effects; or as planks, supplied in a choice of 8 realistic wood finishes.

The low maintenance and contemporary Cityscene range comes in a choice of 9 natural colourways, including caramel, ocean and granite.

Caroline Davies, Flooring Product Manager for Gradus adds: “Increasingly, we are seeing a trend within the private healthcare sector for more contemporary and design led flooring that can also perform under demanding healthcare conditions.”

Alongside floorcoverings, Gradus supplies a comprehensive range of stair edgings, wall protection, fabrics and barrier matting for healthcare environments.

For further information on the LL300 and Cityscene ranges, contact Gradus Customer Support on 01625 428922.