Polyrey Laminates were chosen to provide hardwearing, stylish surfacing solutions to overhaul the Cardiff University Students Union. For a large-scale architectural project such as the refit of the main communal area of a busy university, bustling with day-to-day activities of students and university staff, designers needing innovative surfaces rely on materials to offer design flexibility, durability and most importantly a highly attractive finish and style.
For a bright and welcoming look at the Union, the highly polished glass-like finish from the Color Gloss collection was paired with the calm aqua tones of Aigue Marine A014 forming the walls of the illuminated media tunnel. For a striking visual the combination was neatly outlined with canopy, doors and skirting in the brilliance of orange Florida F001.
With an enduring finish thanks to high resistance to abrasion, cracks, moisture and scratches; the concealed beauty of Polyrey high pressure laminates is in their design flexibility. Suitable for both horizontal and vertical applications, the surfaces can also be fitted and manipulated by cold bending as well as post-formed with heat so the only limit to their use lies with the imagination of the designer or architect.
Jason Robinson, lead designer on the project, said "The bold colours available from Collection 2017 have helped to create a thoroughly modern and stimulating environment well suited to the needs of the main communal area of this thriving university.