International flooring supplier Polyflor, which also has a South African agent, Polyflor South Africa (SA), recently completed a safety floor installation of nearly 3 000 m2 at the arrivals hall at East Midlands Airport, in north-west Leicestershire, UK.
The safety flooring offers slip resistance, easy maintenance, durability and flexibility and is environment friendly.
Polyflor also provided London’s Luton Airport with rustic mahogany-effect luxury tiles for its private terminal, and standard safety flooring for the food-preparation area and the airline’s crew quarters.
“Our collection has been specifically developed to widen the horizons of creative interior design, offering a balanced choice of 20 timber and 20 stone design effects,” says Polyflor SA chairperson Denver Coleman.
“Polyflor flooring is suitable for heavy commercial use and ideal for a variety of leisure, education, retail, airport and specific healthcare installations,” he adds.It
has a surface roughness of 20 µm.
Meanwhile, at the end of last year, the new energy efficiency building regulations came into effect in South Africa. “The Green Building Council of South Africa is transforming the South African construction industry to ensure that all buildings are designed, built and operated in an environmentally sustainable way,” says Coleman.
“Polyflor sees this as a positive step towards helping South Africans to work and live in healthy, efficient and productive environments,” he adds.
Most of Polyflor’s vinyl flooring is 100% recyclable at the end of its life cycle.
“The floor is a significant contributing factor when it comes to the overall sustainability of a building, so we are under increasing pressure to provide the most sustainable products possible.
“Polyflor’s flooring is perfect for South African airports and we hope to enter into this market in the future as well,” says Coleman.