We take a look at the Gerflor flooring installed at Cure Day Fourways, which is distributed by Belgotex Floors in SA.

Cure Day Clinics is the vision of a group of like-minded doctors. Their dream was to provide private health care that is more affordable, and thereby more accessible, to more South Africans.

The group’s first clinic was Cure Day Clinics – Medkin. Bought as an existing concern that was established over 30 years ago, this clinic has been operating since March 2008 as part of the newly established Cure Day Clinics group. The second clinic opened in Midstream in May of 2011.

“Cure Day Clinics has grown to eight facilities, one in the Free State (Bloemfontein); three hospitals in the Western Cape (Paarl, Somerset West and Bellville) and four in Gauteng (Medkin; Midstream; Erasmuskloof, and the most recent addition of Fourways), with its official opening function held on 22 June 2016,” highlights Karin Lindeque, Group Marketing Manager from Cure Day Clinics.

This modern, state-of the-art facility is furnished to the tastes and needs of the affluent area it is situated. Cure Fourways is a three theatre and 24 bed facility and is housed in a medical centre which includes an urgent care, dentists, x-ray facilities, pathologists as well as a pharmacy and a Seattle Coffee shop.

According to Karin, a well-designed facility has to satisfy the user’s needs and promote productivity in the workplace. Furthermore, the chosen floor has to be environmentally conscious, operationally efficient and maintainable. “Flooring plays a big role in the overall visual statement and it is therefore imperative that it links well with the spatial flow and complements Cure Day Clinic’s corporate identity,” she explains.

Tes Hechter from KCS Designs, who serves as Cure Day Clinic’s Interior Architect, echoes these sentiments and adds that the colours chosen had to fit into Cure Day Clinic’s design and corporate colours. “They were aspiring for a warmer atmosphere that was less clinical,” states Tes. “They were also looking for products that were cost-efficient yet durable with a long lifespan and minimal maintenance. For these reasons we specified products treated with EverCare from Gerflor and distributed by Belgotex Floors in South Africa.”

EverCare is a newly patented surface treatment that provides high levels of maintenance and chemical resistance. EverCare Treatment is micro-structured, cross-coat polymerised, using laser technology and acts as a barrier against stains and chemical aggression. It replaces the application of wax or polish during the lifetime of the product.

“We specified 800m² of Mipolam Cosmo and 700m² of Taralay Impressions Wood,” highlights Marlaine. “These would create a warm, homely atmosphere for the clients and staff, a prerequisite as already mentioned for Cure Day Clinics, and are both hygienic, antibacterial offerings making them ideal for hospital applications.”

Mipolam Cosmo is a high performing homogeneous flooring which is treated with Evercare. The combination of Evercare and anti-bacterial and fungicidal treatments ensures stains can be safely and hygienically removed, which reduces maintenance costs and lowers the environmental impact. This vinyl flooring is scuff resistant and requires no waxing or polishing to maintain its appearance and colour brightness for years. It is suitable for use in most general public areas, schools, offices, indoor leisure centres, factory floors and storage areas, hospital wards and corridors, “clean rooms” and computer suites, where an aseptic environment is required.

In turn, Taralay Impression Compact/Comfort is a two metre wide, multi-layered resilient sheet flooring. Reinforced with fiberglass grid, it features a printed design protected by a 0.70mm thick, 100% pure vinyl transparent wear-layer. It is available with a compact backing for high traffic areas or with a Very High Density (VHD) comfort backing providing comfort underfoot and sound management properties, ideal for childcare areas and for staff who need to stand for long hours. Its Protecsol Surface Treatment is a UV-cured, no wax for life treatment that provides easy maintenance and eliminates the need for an acrylic emulsion (metallisation).

Both floor types have functional and aesthetic properties that have managed to exceed the expectations of all parties involved. “The end result is an installation with flooring that is technically advanced and will function successfully in an environment that requires high performance products that are equally hard-wearing yet at the same time visually pleasing,” concludes Karin. “Each of our unique facilities has to resonate with our instilled pride and linger in the minds of our visitors, which I can proudly state Cure Day Fourways has achieved and will continue to achieve in the future thanks to a successful installation of exceptional flooring products.”