Is this the best floor in the country?
8 January 2014
The Victorian geometric floor tiles situated in the main corridor of the 1905 Building, part of Sedgley House in the grounds of The Greater Manchester Police Training Centre at Sedgley Park, must be one of the most admired floors in the country.
The house is a Grade II listed building which was originally built by the PETROCOKINO family in 1876 and used by nuns as a Teacher Training College. The police shared the facilities for their training purposes until 1979 after which they took sole control of SEDGELEY HOUSE and the surrounding estate.
Geometric floor tiles are part of Britain’s heritage, originally used to ornament churches and monasteries. This classic floor tile exhibits today’s nostalgia for Victorian elegance and demonstrates a wonderful timeless charm and character.
This original floor which is 50 metres long and 4 metres wide is over a century old and has been maintained for many years by EASY SHINE one of the products from the EVANS VANODINE FLOOR CARE RANGE.
The Facilities Cleaning Supervisor Julie Oakley said “We have always been very proud of the floor and take great care in choosing the right products to maintain it to the highest standard to ensure it looks as pristine as the day it was originally laid all those many years ago”.