Ark Interiors and S&D Flooring have a long standing and successful working relationship. It was an easy decision to engage the S&D team when we needed a forward thinking, flooring contractor who could bring our designs to life for the NHS Castle Hill project. Well done to all at S&D for completing our challenging flooring concept on schedule
Renovation of Wards 18 and 19 at Castle Hill Hospital
An eventful and interesting installation at Castle Hill Hospital in Hull. Over a three-week period, S&D Flooring was tasked to supply and install over 1,500 square metres of a variety of luxury carpet tiles and luxury vinyl tiles and sheet vinyl across Wards 18 and 19 on behalf of Ark Interiors – part of the Strata Group.
Ark Interiors and S&D Flooring have a long standing and successful working relationship. It was an easy decision to engage the S&D team when we needed a forward thinking, flooring contractor who could bring our designs to life for the NHS Castle Hill project. Well done to all at S&D for completing our challenging flooring concept on schedule. – Gary Finch, Business Manager for Ark Interiors.
Recreating the freshness of spring
Part of the project brief was to install a design that would help create a clean, open, and fresh atmosphere that reflects a modern and motivating working environment. This is reflected with a neutral colour palette with hints of warms bright colours. One of the many bold features that S&D Flooring installed was a series of warm green carpet Desso Fusion Rock tiles that run through the informal and formal working areas. Adding to this, a contrasting neutral grey Expona Design Roman Limestone Vinyl creates an obvious and visually pleasing walkway that threads through the ward; informally separating other zones.
All we had to do was follow the pattern!
With its many straight lines, block zones and limited curved shapes, installing the products was a relatively straight-forward task, after all, all the S&D Flooring Boys in Blue had to do was follow the pattern. However, during the subfloor preparation, a few issues arose that required some creative thinking for our team of highly skilled floor layers.
When we first attended the site it was apparent that the ward was split up into several areas with different flooring, materials, sub-floor heights and levels. So the first task was to remove all previous flooring materials, screeds and renovation materials to reveal the base. We then used an external contractor to bring the sub-floor to its original state.
Once this was done a moisture test revealed a high reading which meant a DPM was needed to be installed. We also needed to level the subfloor to receive our floor finishes. To achieve this we installed a sandwich of Ardex NA, Ardex DPM1C and another coat of Ardex NA. Not only did this bring the subfloor to a clean smooth working surface but also eliminated the potential for future problems such as rising moisture.
Each month we have numerous domestic clients ringing up our sales and help team enquiring about a new floor for a room in their home. Quite often, we have potential clients who are unsure about what type of flooring and design would be best fit for them and their home. Fortunately, our dedicated team will always go the extra mile to help our domestic clients choose a floor that is practical and suitable for their needs.
However, as majority of domestic clients look online for helping them select a new floor for their home, S&D Flooring thought it would be a good idea for our online community to share their thoughts and opinions of which type of flooring is best for their home and why?
So, we asked our community if you could choose a new floor for your home, what would it be and why? This was the result!
Mark Wrightson on Twitter recommends Moduleo Design Flooring because it is spot on and quick to install. It is also durable and is great choice because of its modern styles. Plus, it is easy to clean and maintain.
Whereas Stephen Kemp, a regional manager for Tarkett, suggests Tarkett’s latest STARFLOOR CLICK 30 range at bit.ly/2mP6bXx. This Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) range is so retro it is futuristic with a wide range of contemporary designs to suit a range of domestic interiors.
Each floor from the Starfloor Click 30 range is equipped with Extreme Protection surface treatment for extra durability and resistance to scuffs, scratches and stains.
Alternatively, some of our dedicated Facebook followers suggest:
Zoe Nicholson recommends Karndean Design Flooring for their home because it has a gorgeous finish.
Kay Chamberlain recommends industrial carpet tiles for her home as nothing else would cope with her active family and friends. Fortunately S&D Flooring have a solution for Kay. We have a wide range of durable and easy to maintain carpets that are suitable for any home, so there’s no need for industrial carpets.
And what is even better!
Bette Dale on Facebook posts, that a new floor for your home should be laid by S&D Flooring because they are the best! And we agree with you Bette !!!
From our online social survey, we have a range of responses that recommends a wide selection of different LVT flooring from leading brands such as Karndean and Tarkett because of their durability, easy maintenance and appearance. Of course S&D Flooring can not say one brand of flooring is suitable for everyone as each home will have different needs. So that’s why all potential domestic clients who ring S&D Flooring on (01482) 839801 will receive a high quality consultation that aims to answer all of your queries.
Let’s keep the conversation going!
If you have recently had a new floor installed in your home, we would love to know why you chose it and whether you would recommend it to our online community? Please add your comments below.