Brand Spotlight: Polyflor
Since launching in Australia and New Zealand in 1963, Polyflor has become one of the region’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of high quality, stylish, durable, and low maintenance luxury vinyl. Polyflor create flooring solutions that are both beautiful and functional. Owned by one of the world’s top flooring Manufacturers, Polyflor Ltd U.K, Polyflor can offer customers the benefits of versatility, international quality, and choice.
The Polyflor range of products caters to those looking for superior quality but also to those after unique solutions like sustainable slip resistance, acoustic noise reduction, rubber, and sports flooring. Whether in the home or a commercial environment, Polyflor products uphold the same quality and design standard.
Polyflor are constantly striving to improve processes and products to reflect the changing demands of the marketplace. Flooring within your home is an opportunity to inject a sense of individuality and style into home interiors. Polyflor’s residential flooring collections are assured to enhance any home interior from the kitchen to the bathroom.
As a manufacturer, Polyflor takes their contribution seriously and are constantly establishing processes of recycling, reducing waste, and being as carbon neutral as possible. Their collection of vinyl flooring, which is suitable for various commercial and residential applications, makes a big impact on the look of a space but a small impact on the earth. Polyflor’s new product development focuses on reducing the environmental impact of operations by providing a high level of durability, reliability, ease of maintenance, and safe disposal. Polyflor’s manufacturing processes and systems are ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accredited. Polyflor really is ‘flooring design for a better environment.’ While choosing Environmentally Preferable Flooring from Polyflor, it is also essential to be assured that this means zero compromises in choice and the product’s function.
The Ecospecifier Global GreenTagCertTM scheme operated by Global GreenTag P/L is a third-party ecolabel program that rates sustainable products for the built environment. Polyflor’s many products are certified under the scheme in Australia and New Zealand, with Polyflor homogeneous PUR ranges typically in the top 50% of resilient finishes based on their GreenTag Ecopoints.
Due to the strong performance in minimising the environmental impact in these categories, Polyflor products are listed on the Ecospecifier database of environmentally preferable building materials, providing architects, designers and specifiers an easier and more effective way to select an ecologically sustainable floor covering. Furthermore, Polyflor was the first commercial vinyl flooring organisation to achieve Ecospecifier’s GreenTag LCARate certification across all of its key ranges and achieved GreenRate level A, scoring maximum points in the Materials-’Sustainable Products’ and IEQ-VOC sections of the Green Star rating tools.
Polyflor has achieved maximum rating points in the Green Building Council Australia (GBCA) and New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) Green Star rating tools. Green Star rates the environmental and sustainable performance of a building as with LEED and BREEAM; using Polyflor products certified by Ecospecifier’s GreenTag scheme can therefore help the specifier achieve maximum points.
Polyflor is a cofounding and funding member of Recofloor, the industry’s leading vinyl take-back scheme for recycling end-of-life post-consumer vinyl flooring. Through Recofloor, Polyflor can recycle smooth and safety installation off-cuts, smooth uplifted flooring, and old stock roll-end and samples which would normally end up in landfill. This material is recovered and recycled into new flooring or other useful products such as traffic cones. Polyflor Australia and New Zealand have recycled 112 tonnes and globally 2,660 tonnes of vinyl flooring to date. This volume equals nearly 886,333m² or 22,158 x 20m rolls – enough vinyl flooring waste to cover 122 football pitches. This saves over 2,000 tonnes of CO₂, which equates to driving 48 times around the equator or taking 100 cars off the road for a year.
Most of Polyflor’s product ranges are 100% recyclable, with many of the floor coverings containing up to 40% recycled content. The ranges are recycled through the Recofloor Vinyl Take-Back Scheme to which the vinyl can be recycled many times over without losing its performance and functionality.
MiPlank is designed purposefully for Australian homes and busy families. Featuring longer, thicker planks, MiPlank is easy to install and quiet underfoot. Featuring a PUR coating and heavy-duty commercial wear layer, MiPlank is designed to last. For those requiring a high-performing acoustic product, without wanting to compromise on design, 8 shades from the MiPlank collection are also available with a specially – formulated acoustic backing, when impact sound reduction is an important factor.
MiPlank is suitable for installation in homes as well as a range of heavy-duty commercial spaces. MiPlank with an acoustic backing reduces impact sound by up to 19dB – Ideal for multi-residential or commercial space.
A beautifully engineered collection of high design luxury vinyl tiles developed for heavy traffic environments, Affinity is an eclectic mix of authentically reproduced wood plank designs, incorporating contemporary and recycled timber patterns.
Suitable for residential applications including bedrooms, kitchen, and living areas and light traffic commercial applications such as meeting rooms and offices.