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.

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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

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Read the latest issue of Polyflor News!

Kerry Edwards  18 April 2016 15:32:35
The Spring 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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Read our Case Studies

Kerry Edwards  13 April 2016 16:45:03
We love seeing the finished result of Polyflor projects so we often turn them into case studies to share as they really showcase the versatility of vinyl flooring.

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We’ve updated our website to ensure that you can browse our latest case studies featuring great photography of our flooring. Visit our Sector pages to find case studies for the following environments…

·        Healthcare

·        Education

·        Retail

·        Leisure

·        Housing

·        Commercial

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We will be publishing new case studies on the website regulary so keep an eye on the website as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest news.

Polyflor’s Photo of the Month competition

Kerry Edwards  17 March 2016 16:35:24
Have you heard about our Floor of the Month Twitter Competition.

We want you to send us your finest photos of Polyflor floors in any location, whether its safety flooring or luxury vinyl tiles.

To enter simply share a snap of your Polyflor flooring on Twitter, including our Twitter handle @polyflorltd and the hashtag #polyflorandproud in the tweet. Let us know what Polyflor product you have used and where.

Each month’s competition will launch on the first day of the month on and we’ll announce the previous month’s winners on Twitter. We’ll be choosing a well deserving winner and runner up to receive £50 and £25 worth of high street vouchers.

For more information read our full competition terms and conditions.

We look forward to seeing your snaps of Polyflor flooring in all its glory!

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When a ‘safety’ floor is not a safety floor

Kerry Edwards  8 March 2016 15:57:18
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Selecting slip resistant flooring that is sustainable for its guaranteed life can be a difficult area for everyone in the specification chain to understand and this is partly due to new so-called pseudo ‘safety’ products now entering the market which in reality don’t provide adequate sustainable wet slip resistance.

We asked John Mellor, Polyflor Market Manager for Safety Flooring, to shed some light on the situation…

"As product manager for Polyflor’s safety flooring ranges sold under the Polysafe brand, I take a great deal of interest in competitor activity and new developments of slip resistant flooring products.  

Of course, it is healthy to have competition and it helps the market to evolve.  It is well known in the trade that specific flooring manufacturers are renowned for their integrity and transparency in terms of sustainable slip resistance claims for safety flooring. However, it is unfortunate to say that there has been an influx of products entering the market over recent months that do not conform to the required sustainable safety floor performance credentials yet they are marketed as fully fledged safety floors.

We’ve come across one such ‘safety’ floor product which claims to provide superior slip resistance and is ‘HSE 36+ slip resistant’, however on closer inspection of technical information and product samples it is clear that it is not a safety floor that would perform over a long period of time in wet conditions.  

When examining the product in finer detail, it does not have any particles within its performance layer and relies solely on an emboss and coating that will wear in time, thereby offering only a transient level of slip resistance. A result of 36+ in an ex-factory Pendulum Slip Test in the wet may be achieved for this product due solely to its emboss and coating but once these wear after a period of time there would be no particles to provide continued slip resistance for the product’s lifetime. Therefore, an in-situ result of 36+ on the Pendulum is likely not to be achieved.


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With these products on the market offering such misleading claims, slip resistance is becoming an even more confusing area for those specifying floors that need to perform in potentially wet conditions.  Polyflor always ensures that its safety flooring products are fully tested and fit for purpose, being constructed in such a way that particles exist through the performance layer for continual traction between foot and floor, of course, assuming the floor has been maintained correctly.

All of us in the flooring industry have a duty of care to provide the correct type of flooring where true sustainable wet slip resistance is needed, ensuring that building visitors or residents have the required underfoot protection, particularly as we have an ageing population.  Selected products should be fit for purpose and correctly specified according to HSE Guidelines, also meeting the required particle based safety flooring standard. "

Here’s the key criteria that you should be looking out for when choosing a safety floor product that is fit for purpose for your project. Safety flooring should…

·        Achieve a sustainable result of 36+ in the Pendulum Slip Test for slip resistance, tested in wet conditions
·        Conform to EN13845, the European standard for particle based safety flooring
·        Meet the 50,000 cycles abrasion test requirements to EN 13845, proving that performance of slip resistant particles is sustainable
·        Feature safety particles in the performance layer of the product - an emboss or gritted coating will only offer short term slip resistance and once trafficked will leave a smooth floor that is not slip resistant in wet conditions.
·        Not be specified solely on R ratings to the ex-factory Ramp Test (DIN 51130 & DIN 51097), as these ratings do not demonstrate any longevity in terms of the floorcovering’s slip resistance.

Find out more about safety flooring standards and testing methods in our safety flooring checklist. For more guidance on safety flooring please contact our Technical Support department on 0161 767 1912 or tech@polyflor.com.
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Say hello to Expona SimpLay loose lay LVT

Kerry Edwards  22 January 2016 13:57:44
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Expona SimpLay PUR Limed Concrete and Black Concrete


To celebrate the start of a brand new year, Polyflor have launched the latest addition to the Expona family of luxury vinyl flooring. The Expona SimpLay PUR collection of loose lay luxury vinyl tiles

Designed to reduce installation time on projects which require a quick turnaround, adhesive free Expona SimpLay loose lay tiles can be easily installed, lifted and reinstalled. The collection features 38 wood, stone and textile effect designs which are suitable for heavy commercial environments.

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Expona SimpLay PUR Natural Rustic Oak


To find out more about our new flooring range and order free samples, visit www.polyflor.com/exponasimplay

The Expona SimpLay range joins other products in the Expona family – Expona Design and Expona Commercial luxury vinyl tiles, Expona Control slip resistant LVT and Expona Flow sheet vinyl flooring.

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Expona SimpLay PUR Dark Grey Fineline

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Expona SimpLay PUR Light Cherry