Life\'s a beach for Whitby Court residents


Karndean Designflooring installs modern flooring at new eco care home

Residential and nursing care specialist, The Fisher Partnership, has commissioned Karndean Designflooring to complete its latest purpose-built care home at Whitby Court, North Yorkshire.

Inspired by a nautical beach theme, The Fisher Partnership opted for Karndean Designflooring because of its modern designs and compatibility with underfloor heating, specifying more than 1,570sq m throughout its latest new-build project.

Stand-out features include an indoor beach using the exotic grain of Da Vinci Kenyan Tigerwood, against the inviting pebble effect of Michelangelo Navarra Chalk; a dedicated Train Room featuring Knight Tile Caribbean Driftwood; and a glamorous hair salon displaying Knight Tile White Painted Oak.

Alongside Da Vinci Spirito Limestone in a purpose-built kitchen area, Knight Tile Pale Limed Oak was used in adjoining walkways and Knight Tile White Painted Oak in various bedrooms.

“We were always looking to create an engaging and interesting space for residents,” said Jenny Fisher, business estate manager at The Fisher Partnership.

“As well as being hard wearing and easy to maintain, our flooring choice needed to offer the ‘wow’ factor. Immediately impressed with the project portfolio, we selected natural wood-effect flooring to complete our look against distinctive concrete designs.

“We’ve had some amazing feedback from residents and visitors alike. It is by far the best representation of real wood and stone on the market.”

Whitby Court is the town’s first purpose-built ecological care home and aims to provide person-centred care in a tranquil environment.

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Paul Barratt, managing director of Karndean Designflooring, said: “Our products are highly recognised for their endless design capabilities, so it’s fantastic to see such an inspiring space with sweeping curves and zoning to guide residents throughout the area.