University gets classic vinyl refurbishment

A variety of commercial vinyl floorcoverings from UK manufacturer Polyflor was recently selected for a £3 million refurbishment project at Campus Centre, De Montfort University in Leicester.

Designed by CPMG Architects, the newly renovated Campus Centre is the home of De Montfort’s Student Union (DSU) and a hub for student life, including shops, cafes, break out areas and offices.

Polyflor’s Expona Design luxury vinyl tiles in Cool Grey Concrete were used throughout the student union building in circulation areas, corridors and staircases.

Wood effect Affinity255 heavy commercial luxury vinyl tiles in the Seasoned Grey Oak, Cracked White Oak and Dappled Oak designs were also used as a contrast to the concrete effect flooring for Milly Lane’s café, The Coffee Hut and Sulets student accommodation office in the student union.

The Campus Centre, which opened in early 2017, also features flooring from Polyflor’s Expona Commercial, Classic Mystique, Polysafe Apex and Polysafe Verona ranges in toilet areas, restaurant kitchens and the student union’s music venue. All flooring was installed by Westcotes Flooring, working under main contractors Stepnell.