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  • Gradus and Gerflor proudly awarded NHS P23 approval
  • 22.02.2024

    Gradus and Gerflor proudly awarded NHS P23 approval

    GERFLOR Quote NHS P23

    We are thrilled to announce that Gerflor Flooring UK and Gradus have both been appointed as recommended suppliers for ProCure23 (P23), the latest iteration of the ProCure framework for NHS capital projects. As healthcare environments evolve, Gerflor and Gradus continue to play a pivotal role in creating exceptional spaces that prioritise safety, hygiene, sustainability and durability.


    What Does This Mean for NHS Partners?

    With Gerflor and Gradus combined, the extensive product ranges are now approved within the P23 scheme, NHS partners gain access to a wide array of wall protection systems and resilient flooring options.

    Gerflor manufactures complete Vinyl, Linoleum and Carpet flooring solutions suitable for all areas of a healthcare facility. Whilst maintaining the technical performance and the design aspect of floorcoverings, our ranges are manufactured with the environment in mind, as well as the health and wellbeing of end users. We have recognised brands ideal for healthcare facilities, including our Mipolam, DLW, Taralay, Taraflex® and Tarasafe flooring ranges. 

    Gradus manufactures hygienic wall cladding, durable PVC-u wall protection systems such as high impact corner guards and combination rails, to PVC-u and timber hand rials. Whether it’s a busy hospital corridor or a sterile operating theatre, Gradus’ solutions are designed to meet the stringent requirements of critical hygiene areas.


    The P23 Framework: A Leap Forward

    The new P23 framework brings flexibility to contractors, allowing them to adopt modern construction methods and leverage digital infrastructure. Sustainability is at the heart of this initiative, with a focus on greener facilities and reduced carbon emissions throughout the construction process. By aligning with P23, Gradus and Gerflor reaffirm their commitment to advancing healthcare spaces, while delivering social value.


    Our Legacy of Innovation

    Mitch Dean, Gradus Wall Protection National Sales Manager commented on the award “With over 25 years of expertise, Gradus has become a market leader in contract interior solutions. From busy hospital circulation areas to hygiene critical operating theatres, Gradus products ensure both safety and durability. Gradus is also committed to sustainability, pledging to increase recycled PVC use in its products by 20% in 2025. Our remarkable journey is further aligned with the ProCure23 framework, supporting excellence across all NHS capital projects through sustainability, design and construction.”

    Andy Gordon, Gerflor’s Key Account Manager - Healthcare North, expressed his pride in being recognized once again as a trusted supplier and partner. “Gerflor’s versatile and diverse product range, has seamlessly integrated into the P23 framework, our world class collections significantly contribute to creating cost-effective and durable environments within any healthcare building. From busy hospital wards and corridors to specialist dementia care units, Gerflor’s impact extends across the entire spectrum, including a wide range of Dementia Services Development Centre accredited flooring options.”

    Chris Pursey, Gerflor’s Key Account Manager – Healthcare South, delighted with this prestigious accomplishment commented “Gerflor, along with our partner Gradus, is able to offer a complete floor and walls solution that can contribute to a clean and safe healthcare building environment. The accolade of being selected for the P23 framework is a testament to the innovative products we manufacture and quality and service we deliver to our customers through our people”.


    Quality Assurance and Beyond

    Gerflor’s resilient flooring is finished with patented and revolutionary surface treatments, such as Evercare™, Protecsol®2 and Neocare™. These treatments deliver unrivalled stain and chemical resistance (such as iodine and betadine) and also prevent scratching. Moreover, they render the floors up to 100% antimicrobial, contributing to a hygienic environment. For areas with the highest risk, such as operating theatres for organ transplantation, Gerflor’s Ultra Clean offering exceeds cleanliness and disinfection standards. It ensures particle and molecular retention, chemical resistance, and electrostatic resistance.

    Gradus wall protection products are durable and hygienic, helping prevent the build-up of germs and bacteria. They are through-coloured and textured, concealing the effects of impact and abrasions caused by wheeled and pedestrian traffic. This reduces ongoing repair costs and enhances the long-term appearance of interiors.

    By choosing Gerflor and Gradus, NHS projects benefit from reduced maintenance costs and long-lasting aesthetics. Having been awarded P23 supplier status, this means that both Gerflor and Gradus products have met the stringent criteria for innovation, sustainability, quality, and value for money.

    With significant healthcare project experience and a full installation service also available on Gradus products, the combined business provides expert support and services right through from survey to specification and final installation.

    In summary, Gerflor and Gradus’s NHS P23 approval is a testament to its unwavering commitment to elevating healthcare spaces. We look forward to witnessing the positive impact of our solutions in hospitals, clinics, and care facilities across the UK.