soothing pastels and daring brights. Featuring a non-directional, semi-matt emboss for the even distribution of light reflectance, the palette is split into seven colour groups - Cool Greys, Warm Greys, Greens, Blues, Pink Purples, Yellow Reds and Beige Browns.

With each Palettone design being made up of a solid colour base and complementary toned highlights, the collection includes shades designed to inspire healthcare projects, such as Lunar Landscape, Festival Field, Faded Denim, Sugar Candy, Cayenne Heat and China Clay. The subtle tone-on-tone designs in the Palettone range mean it is a perfect fit-for-purpose floorcovering solution for dementia-friendly environments.


WITH PALETTONE Polyflor, commercial and residential vinyl flooring specialist, has launched a spectacularly colourful new homogeneous flooring collection, Palettone PUR.

The premium Palettone range offers a full spectrum of colour, with 50 shades to choose from including classic neutrals,


AND BABY GROUP A new scheme which encourages mothers with young babies to spend time with older people who are living with dementia is thriving at The Chocolate Quarter in Keynsham.

St Monica Trust became nationally recognised for their hugely successful partnership with the Channel 4 show Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds (OPHF4YO), which featured a group of residents at St Monica Trust’s Cote Lane retirement community meeting regularly with young children to promote interaction between generations.

The popular series brought together a group of older people and four year

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Designed for contemporary interior design schemes in healthcare and other commercial settings, durable Palettone sheet vinyl flooring has a 2mm gauge and features a high quality, cross-linked, UV-cured polyurethane reinforcement that protects the floorcovering by resisting soiling and scuffing. Combined with a superior closed surface finish, this enhanced PUR protection allows the use of a polish-free maintenance regime for the lifetime of the flooring.

Carefully selected by Polyflor’s product design team, each Palettone shade

olds for a six-week period and proved scientifically that the meeting of the generations could transform not just the physical but also the emotional wellbeing of the older volunteers.

Following on from OPHF4YO, mothers and babies are now visiting St Monica Trust’s Charterhouse Avon specialist dementia care home to keep expanding this spirit of intergenerational friendliness.

The mothers visit residents in the specialist dementia care home Charterhouse every other Monday and the classes have proved so popular that the scheme is being rolled out across the Trust’s other care homes across Bristol and North Somerset.

Clare Tucker, Service Lead at Charterhouse Avon, said: “The group has really enhanced resident’s wellbeing.

works beautifully on its own, when installed alongside other complementary or contrasting shades, or as part of a bespoke waterjet design created by the Polyflor in-house Design Service.

All 50 Palettone shades are available in 2 x 20m sheet format, while 12 of these shades are available in 608 x 608mm tiles and 6 are available in an SD sheet specification. Polyflor Static Dissipative products are engineered for use where static control is required, so Palettone SD is ideal for use in healthcare facilities, such as scanner rooms, X-ray suites and operating theatres.

Palettone is 100% recyclable through the Recofloor vinyl take back scheme and contains recycled material. The collection has also achieved a generic BRE A+ rating in major use areas, helping to contribute points within a BREEAM Assessment for a building. Palettone also achieves Indoor Air Comfort Gold certification for low VOC emissions, an internationally recognised indoor air quality standard.

A comprehensive brochure, presenter and colour wheel are now available for the Palettone range. Sampling can be ordered free of charge from the Polyflor website or by calling the Polyflor Samples Direct Hotline on 0161 767 2551.

Residents who have previously relied on non verbal communication have been able to find words and sentences to speak to the babies, and frequently ask when the next visit will be.”

Charterhouse is a state-of-the-art 93-bed care home offering dementia care, nursing care, respite care, rehabilitation and end-of-life care. the-chocolate-quarter

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