Polyflor tiles enhance new departures area

Luxury vinyl tiles from the Expona Bevel Line collection from Polyflor have been used as part of a new departures area recently unveiled at Cardiff Airport.

The £4m project, completed in partnership with Cardiff interior design practice, Powell, includes a spacious extension to the departures area which overlooks the airfield and features a new Costa Coffee; an extended WH Smith store and the 51° executive and business lounge, which features Expona Bevel Line in Portland Stone and Light Oak designs.

The ‘light, clean’ and ‘contemporary’ design of the Portland Stone tiles is said to complement the classic Light Oak planks, defining seating areas and walkways, and creating a ‘calming, stylish’ environment, perfectly suited for a bustling departures area. According to Polyflor, both designs work well alongside the lounge’s slate grey colour-scheme, inspired by the famous Welsh slate heritage.

Gareth Knight, operations director from Powell, said: “With the addition of Expona Bevel Line, the newly extended departure area is now light and airy, significantly transforming the experience for customers with welcoming surroundings.”

With a heavy commercial use area classification, Expona Bevel Line features a 0.55mm wear layer with a polyurethane surface treatment to assist on-going maintenance and is suitable for the high traffic environment of a busy airport. Bevel Line achieves the highest possible BRE Global A + rating (ENP 429) for high traffic areas such as retail and commercial environments and is 100% recyclable.

The Expona Bevel Line Collection offers a choice of nine contemporary stone and 18 ‘commercially attractive’ timer effects that beautifully replicate natural flooring materials, designed for use in heavy commercial areas. According to Polyflor, the Bevel Line Collection has bevelled edges on all four sides of the planks and tiles, designed ‘with authenticity in mind’ to feature all the intricate details and unique characteristics you wood expect in natural wood or stone flooring.