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Hat trick for Gerflor with Pacific Care, Glasgow.

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Pacific Care is an established care provider with five care facilities throughout Glasgow and Renfrewshire. It’s a family run bus

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iness where compromise isn’t an option. So it was no surprise that Gerflor products were chosen for this new £4.2 M project which opened in February 2104. Pacific Care were unstinting in their selection process when specifying the flooring for corridors, day rooms and toilets for their new 60 bed Mosswood Care Home which is in Paisley Road, Glasgow. International flooring and finishing solutions specialist Gerflor has been chosen for a third time as its key supplier. Gerflor’s Taralay Impression Comfort flooring was used for the residents’ day rooms and corridors. Julie Paterson, Interior Designer, OCCA Design commented, ’we had worked on similar projects for Pacific Care before using Gerflor products and knew that they liked them’. With ten new extra designs Taralay Impression Comfort is an acoustic multi layered vinyl floor covering available in 2m wide sheet, with a group T wear rating. Julie Paterson also added,’ the warm, soft tones that are available within this range are way ahead of some of the other manufacturers who are prone to producing rather sterile colours’. Taralay Impression Comfort comprises a Very High Density (VHD) foam backing reinforced with glass fibre and a printed design that’s protected by a transparent wear layer (0.65 mm thick) which offers 19 dB sound insulation and an indentation resistance of 0.08 mm. The product is protected by a UV cured surface treatment Protecsol® which is easy to maintain and permanently eliminates the need of an acrylic emulsion (metallisation). It does not contain any heavy metals or CMR 1&2 and it is 100% compliant with REACH. The product emission rate of volatile organic compounds is < 70 µg/m3 (TVOC after 28 days – ISO 16000 -6). It is also 100% recyclable. John Brawley, Director, Pacific Care commented,’ we have used Gerflor flooring products before and were absolutely delighted with them’. John Brawley went on to further add, ’our staff are on their feet all day and with the Taralay Impression Comfort they tend not to get sore feet. It’s also excellent for our residents, as it’s very comfortable and easy to walk on’. The pre-requisite for the Mosswood Care Home toilets was that they needed to be safe and easy

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to clean and Gerflor’s slip resistant heavy duty Tarasafe™ Geo vinyl safety flooring with Sparclean® was the obvious choice. This brand new composition with deeply inlaid mineral crystal particles (contains no carborundum) offers much brighter colours and appearance and a cleaner look throughout the life of the product. It’s also simple to Install, much lighter to handle and more flexible in navigating corners and difficult angles. Tarasafe™ Geo is also easy to cut providing up to 5 times more blade life. Maintenance is simple as no sealer or polish would be required for the entire product life and it has a much higher resistance to staining. It has a maximum hygiene rating meeting the EN Standard of 22196 for anti- bacterial activity (E. coli – S. aureus – MRSA) (3) returning >99% levels of growth inhibition and anti-slip performance R10.

Tarasafe™ Geo also has high resistance to traffic falling within Abrasion Group T and like Taralay Impression Comfort, it is also 100% recyclable. John Brawley finally added, ‘both the Gerflor products we used are absolutely excellent and I would have no qualms in specifying them again for another project’. Learn more about Gerflor solutions, ask for a free sample or contact us to speak to a specialist today by calling 01926 622 600, emailing contractuk@gerflor.com, or visiting gerflor.co.uk for the latest innovations.

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