Vinyl floors set a tone for wellbeing and the very best quality of life

Our Luxury Vinyl Tiles and Heterogeneous Vinyl have been used at Briar Dene Residential Care Home in Scarborough, United Kingdom.

  • Location: Scarborough (UK)
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Product Category: Luxury vinyl tiles, Heterogeneous vinyl
  • Surface: 1.400 m²

Our floors are caring for the wellbeing of residents enjoying the very best quality of life at Briar Dene care home

Situated in the picturesque north side of Scarborough, UK, Briar Dene is a new purpose-built residential care facility that’s focused on providing its residents the very best quality of life. With an on-site hair and beauty salons and a panoramic sun lounge, the centre certainly boasts an environment focused on wellbeing.  

Authentic looks and acoustic benefits

For floors, Briar Dene’s owner, Mark Kelly, turned to the expertise of Trevor Wharton Contracts, that put forward a range of options from our LVT and Heterogeneous Vinyl solutions. Trevor Wharton Contracts suggested the authentic and original 55 Impressive LVT for corridors, receptions, lounges and dining rooms while bedrooms benefit from the acoustic performance of our Optimise 70 vinyl floors.

“IVC Commercial’s off-the-shelf options provide excellent scope for projects such as these,” explains Trevor Wharton. “We suggested the authentic looks of the range topping IVC 55 Impressive for public areas, complementing this with the noise reduction of Optimise 70 to make bedrooms comfortable. It’s really important to recommend appropriate solutions and with IVC Commercial we can do this on an area by area basis.”


Performance LVT solutions

The design saw two IVC 55 Impressive decors used in Santa Cruz 59253 (700 m2) and Blackjack Oak 22215 (100 m2). With emboss in register technology, these floors deliver the authentic look and feel for a closer connection to nature that contributes to a positive environment for wellbeing. The performance solution’s 0.55 mm wear layer and Protectonite® finish provide a lasting floor in shared areas.


A hygienic solution

For bedrooms, Briar Dene has embraced the nature of Heterogeneous Vinyl with Elias Groutless T32 (600 m2), an ‘all-over’ wood design, which combined with the floor’s 19dB acoustic insulation and underfoot comfort, helps to set an environment that encourages the wellbeing of residents. With Sanitec, the floors are also permanently anti-bacterial, protecting against MRSA, e-coli and common bacteria.


The importance of wellbeing and practicality

Briar Dene’s owner, Mark Kelly, shares his reasons for using our solutions: “The rejuvenating effect of our seaside location is a natural attraction for our residents, but it is crucially important that our interior plays its part by in the wellbeing of our residents through an environment in which they feel calm and rested. Our Scandinavian influenced design shows this intention, but the use of natural wood floor finishes is simply not practical on a day-to-day operational and hygiene basis.

Trevor’s recommendation for IVC Commercial’s great looking IVC 55 Impressive allowed us to create the desired effect while presenting a solution that offers longevity and simplicity. In bedrooms, Optimise 70’s comfort, acoustic performance and anti-bacterial are ideal, with the unusual Elias finish adding a stylish touch.

Both floors selected in this project are responsibly made in Europe using renewable energy. IVC 55 Impressive features 50% recycled content, with both floors benefitting from a fully traceable 100% European Reach compliant supply chain.


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