Expona Control - Slip Resistant LVT

Kerry Edwards  9 October 2017 15:04:33
Since its launch in 2013, our Expona Control collection of high design sustainable wet slip resistant LVTs has proven popular in the heavy commercial market, with a number of installations across the UK in interiors such as retirement homes, retail stores and education facilities.

By marrying two key areas; luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) & safety flooring, into one exceptional product, Expona Control is the world’s first sustainable wet slip resistant LVT, and features unobtrusive aluminium oxide particles throughout the wear layer to create a uniquely honest decoration that ensures sustainable wet slip resistance in heavy commercial areas, in full compliance with HSE Guidelines.

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In Somerset Care’s latest care home, Stockmoor Lodge in Bridgwater, the Warm Grey Concrete design was chosen for the reception area and laid in an impressive diamond pattern alongside a black grouting strip, whilst the Light Elm design was used to create a herringbone pattern in the café area.

How does Expona Control decrease the risk of slippages?
Put simply, Expona Control is a slip resistance flooring solution that increases the friction between the foot and the floor through the inclusion of aggregate within the composition of the floor. These aggregate particles are not simply sprinkled onto the top as a coating that will wear off after a short time in use. Instead, aggregates are incorporated within the wear layer of each tile and plank to ensure sustainable slip performance. This enhanced wear layer creates a rougher, harder friction surface to ‘bite’ into the sole of the footwear, to create the necessary durability and underfoot safety.

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Installed in the prestigious Slattery Patisserie and Chocolatier, Expona Control’s Cambrian Stone featured in the renovation of the ground floor where durability and sustainable slip resistance was critical for ensuring the safety of customers and staff.

Why choose Expona Control?
Safety flooring is increasingly specified to provide underfoot security for its users; be it customers, employees, students, patients, the general public and homeowners.  The slip resistant properties of a floorcovering like Expona Control become more critical in areas where moisture is trafficked from outside, such as retail stores which lead directly onto the high street, or particular areas that have an increased risk of spillage such as drink serveries, food halls and public bathrooms where liquids may be present.

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Expona Control’s Light Elm wood effect planks were used to create a pathway through the newly refurbished Solihull School sixth form centre, linking the common room area and adjoining corridors and staircases.

The requirement for a flooring solution that fuses high-design aesthetics with sustainable performance is increasing in many buildings and across all sectors, meaning Expona Control reduces the risk of slip unlike other LVT floor finishes which may prohibit their specification and use.

For more information on Expona Control, visit polyflor.com/exponacontrol

Out-of-the-box Design Floor Solutions

Kerry Edwards  28 September 2017 10:23:39
Recently we’ve seen an increase in popularity for design floors in the commercial market, as many customers want an aspirational and eye-catching flooring element to add to their interior design schemes. This is why we decided to include some innovative new out-of-the-box design floor options to our new Expona Commercial collection that were straightforward to install yet looked impressive. Here’s some of the wood and stone design floors that can be created with no cutting required!

Due to their popularity, the Blue Recycled Wood and Dark Recycled Wood designs have been carried forward into our refreshed Expona Commercial collection. Each box contains 12 planks of three different sizes, in various colour combinations for a reclaimed timber appearance.

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Creating a chevron pattern from standard LVT planks can be a costly and time-consuming process where accuracy is key. To make life easier, we’ve created the Golden Chevron Parquet and Tanned Chevron Parquet designs that feature a pre-laid chevron pattern.  Each pack includes both the left and right hand side patterns to form a continuous chevron pattern when the tiles are straight laid.

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The Endgrain Woodblock design is another Expona Commercial addition where a complex design that would require lots of precise cutting is made simple. This design also features an aligned emboss which marries up to the design on the decorative layer for a more authentic look.

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We’ve also added larger format planks to our new collection. This 8” x 60” size (shown here in the Painted Cement and Raw Cement designs) is unique to the LVT market, and is in line with current interior design trends for concrete and stone tiles to come in traditionally wood plank sizes.

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The Expona Commercial Amazonian Slate design shown here features three different tile sizes within each box, which can be used to create a stunningly intricate design without much effort! If you prefer a pale stone effect, new Frosted Marble is another multi-size design. Both of these new designs also feature bevelled edges for a more authentic finish.

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To view the updated Expona Commercial collection and order free samples please visit www.polyflor.com/lvt

Polyflor donates flooring to hospital family room project

Kerry Edwards  5 September 2017 16:03:59
Polyflor recently donated Expona Flow commercial sheet vinyl flooring to a charity project at University Hospital Wales in Cardiff.

Fundraiser and project coordinator Jamie Nicholas from Newport City Homes organised the refurbishment of a family room in the intensive care unit. Jamie spent a lot of time at the hospital after his son had a bike accident and suffered a very serious brain injury.

The donated flooring was installed by Cardiff-based flooring contractors Puma Floors. The chosen flooring design was Charcoal Pine from the Expona Flow heterogeneous collection.

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Brand new Forest fx collection

Kerry Edwards  30 August 2017 15:32:10
Did you know that we’ve recently relaunched our Forest fx sheet vinyl flooring collection with 9 brand new shades?

Ideal for commercial environments in a variety a sectors, this 2.0mm gauge heterogeneous flooring collection with a 0.7mm wear layer now features on-trend contemporary grey-toned oaks and rustic wood designs.

The new designs added to the collection are…

·        Oslo Oak
·        Alloyed Timber
·        Eton Oak Parquet
·        Parish Oak Parquet
·        Grey Sawmill Oak
·        Blanched Oak
·        Newport Oak
·        Rock Salt Oak
·        Rural Deckwood

To find out more about our refreshed Forest fx collection and order your free product samples, visit the Polyflor website – www.polyflor.com/forestfx


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Expona is evolving...

Kerry Edwards  1 August 2017 10:47:16
2017 has been a big year for Expona, with three of our Expona luxury vinyl tile collections undergoing a makeover!

Polyflor has recently relaunched the Expona Commercial, Expona Simplay and Expona Bevel Line collections, so there are now 189 stunning Expona designs available across our five LVT ranges, more than ever before.

Expona Commercial – 80 designs, heavy commercial LVT, 2.5mm gauge, 0.55mm wear layer

Expona Simplay – 40 loose lay designs, adhesive free, 5.0mm gauge, 0.7mm wear layer

Expona Bevel Line - 27 designs, heavy commercial LVT, 2.5mm gauge, 0.55mm wear layer

Expona Design - 28 designs, very heavy commercial LVT, 3.0mm gauge, 0.7mm wear layer

Expona Control – 14 safety floor designs, sustainable wet slip resistance, 2.5mm gauge, 0.7mm wear layer

With a wide variety of traditional and contemporary wood, stone and abstract effects on offer, customers looking for a high performance LVT will be spoilt for choice with the revamped Expona portfolio of designs.

For more information about all our Expona collections please visit our website – www.polyflor.com/lvt

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Brand new for 2017 - Silentflor!

Kerry Edwards  17 January 2017 15:56:19
Polyflor is pleased to announce the launch of Silentflor PUR, a collection of heavy commercial sheet vinyl flooring with acoustic properties, available in a variety of high design wood, concrete and abstract effects.

Silentflor is a robust, beautifully designed collection that achieves 19dB impact sound reduction and has been expertly created for a wide range of commercial interiors, such as installations in the healthcare, office, education, residential, retail and leisure sectors. Made in the UK, this flooring range includes 36 stunning designs in a 3.7mm gauge and 0.65mm wear layer sheet format.

Find out more about our latest collection on the Polyflor website.
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Check out the Autumn issue of Polyflor News

Kerry Edwards  1 November 2016 10:15:04
The Autumn 2016 edition of Polyflor News is now available to read online!

Take a look at the digital version of our quarterly magazine to find out more about our latest products, installations from around the world, technical advice and what Polyflor staff have been getting up to.

Click here to read Polyflor News online.
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Polyflor lends support to Oldham Athletic

Kerry Edwards  1 November 2016 10:11:50
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Polyflor is continuing their support of local football club Oldham Athletic by once again sponsoring the Oldham Athletic Community Trust Kicks team and the Boundary Blues Junior Supporters Club for the 2016-2017 season.

The Polyflor logo features on the front of the Kicks kit which is worn at the various tournaments and friendly games that the Kicks participants take part in. The sponsorship from Polyflor will help OACT confirm their place in next season`s North West Kicks League and contribute towards the associated costs.

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Martin Vose, OACT Community Manager commented: “I really would like to thank John Mellor and everyone at Polyflor for their support. The support of local businesses plays a crucial role in our delivery and it`s fantastic to see local businesses supporting a local charity. The support from Polyflor will again greatly assist us in our delivery and without their support over the last 12 months we may not have been able to continue to offer the opportunities that we have done”.

Polyflor also helped the club with their recent refurbishments by donating Polysafe Verona safety flooring in Nightfall for their home team changing room.

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Polyflor are double winners at the CFJ Awards 2016

Kerry Edwards  11 July 2016 11:02:31
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Now that the results of this year's CFJ Awards have been published in the CFJ, we can finally reveal that we took home not one but two top prizes from the 2016 awards ceremony!

Polyflor received the prestigious Manufacturer of the Year award for the third consecutive year and also picked up the Best Vinyl award for the seventh year in a row. These two awards are voted for by Contract Flooring Journal readers, which makes us even more proud to receive these honours.

This time Polysafe high performance safety flooring was chosen as CFJ readers’ favourite vinyl flooring range. Manufactured in the UK, all Polysafe commercial safety flooring fully complies with HSE and UK Slip Group Guidelines to give sustainable wet slip resistance throughout the guaranteed life of the product.

The awards event was held on Wednesday April 27th at The Brewery in London with Polyflor’s Marketing Manager Tom Rollo and PR Manager Kerry Edwards in attendance.

Tom Rollo, Polyflor’s Marketing Manager comments, “To win these two awards again this year is a fantastic achievement for us. On behalf of Polyflor I’d like to thank the flooring contractors and our distribution partners for their votes and continued support over the years.”

Team Polyflor take on the Great Manchester Run 2016

Kerry Edwards  23 May 2016 16:33:00
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Seven of Polyflor’s staff put their running shoes on and successfully completed the Great Manchester Run on Sunday 22nd May 2016.

Jason Long, Mark Williams, David Schofield, David Seddon, Danny McWilliams, Gareth Phelan and Andy Williams took part in the 10 kilometre race which takes place in Manchester city centre every year.

Image:Team Polyflor take on the Great Manchester Run 2016


The team did a great job of raising £890 for their chosen charity -Dr Kershaw’s Hospice which is situated close to Polyflor’s Royton office. Congratulations to our Polyflor runners!

Dr Kershaw's Hospice is Oldham’s only specialist care facility for adults with life limiting illnesses which has been serving the people of Oldham and the surrounding districts for over 25 years.

To find out more about Dr Kershaw’s Hospice please visit www.drkershawshospice.org.uk

Image:Team Polyflor take on the Great Manchester Run 2016

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