For commercial properties, we offer a range of products and services:
Safety flooring is easy to clean and anti-slip, making it a great choice for various industries
There are various commercial sectors that benefit from using safety flooring including;
- Healthcare including hospitals and nursing homes
- Education facilities including schools
- Leisure facilities including gyms and schools
- Food and hospitality – including kitchens, cafes and schools
- Retail environments
Unlike a standard vinyl floor, the technology used to create safety flooring is slightly different. In safety flooring the manufacturing process mixes the vinyl with silicone carbide, quartz and aluminium oxides. It is these added elements that give the floor its advanced technologies including its non-slip, impervious and sound resistant qualities which aren’t found in standard floors.
Safety flooring has an impervious surface making it ideal for the above sectors. Any spillages and germs will not be absorbed into the flooring, which is what makes safety flooring so hygienic.Safety flooring is ideally suited to hospitals where infection control is a key factor. Due to its unique surface, safety flooring is also easy to clean and maintain; it is simple and easy to clean away any spillages and because of its impervious surface, you can be sure of cleanliness.
As well as being an incredibly hygienic flooring option, safety flooring is also ideal for its soft,cushioned feeling. It is safe and comfortable to walk on and meets all health and safety regulations, as there is no risk of tripping or slipping. Safety flooring is designed with a non-slip surface even when wet, making it great for areas that are open to the public.
Safety flooring is also available in a variety of styles and colours to suit your design or environment.
Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) and Design Floors
LVT or Luxury Vinyl Tile is an innovative design of vinyl flooring. It is becoming an increasingly popular and affordable alternative to wood or stone. The realistic look of either wood, stone or ceramic tile is extremely hard wearing and resilient to daily wear and tear. It has a scratch resistant surface and waterproof, making it ideal for most areas in your commercial premises. The LVT is made up of multiple thin layers so that the flooring is still flexible but very durable and easy to look after.
One fantastic thing about Luxury Vinyl Tile is that it is available in variety of different effects. For example, wood planks or even ceramic tiles and stone. The wood plank effect is in the shape and form of a plank of wood. It can be found with different species of wood, colours and grain patterns, all which look very realistic and authentic. You will also be able to find different plank widths and lengths to suit the requirements and décor of your room/area. The stone and tile effect LVT is just as realistic, with uniform sized tiles and choices of colour and style, including dark grey slate tiles through to cream and beige ceramic effect tiles.
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Vinyl flooring is made from PVC which has been heated and moulded. It’s flexible, durable and cost effective.
Vinyl floors are available in either tile or sheet form for both commercial and residential use. New technologies in recent years have improved vinyl’s performance – especially in the areas of durability against rips, tears and gouges. Because resilient floors are durable, easier to maintain and more moisture-resistant than many alternative materials, vinyl is preferred for use in residential kitchens and bathrooms, as well as in healthcare facilities, and commercial and retail establishments.
In general, there are two types of vinyl flooring: sheet flooring and tile. In addition, there are two basic categories of vinyl tile – solid vinyl and vinyl composition – and three basic categories of vinyl sheet flooring – homogeneous, inlaid and layered composite. These products differ in manufacturing process and content. In fact, some floors contain as much as 55 percent vinyl (polyvinyl chloride or PVC) while others may contain as little as 11 percent vinyl, yet each of these floors is referred to as “vinyl flooring.” (In addition to vinyl resin, vinyl floors typically contain fillers, plasticizers, stabilizers and pigments.)
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Carpet tiles, also known as modular carpet, are understandably popular as a flooring option for commercial environments and other relatively uncomplicated projects. Squares cut from wall to wall rolls, carpet tiles are generally available in 48×48, 50×50, 60×60 and 96×96 cm. options. Some carpet providers also offer other shapes and sizes like hexagons and triangles,although the installation does increase in complexity and cost. Carpet tiles can be used as an alternative to wall to wall carpet in almost any situation not requiring unique customisation and offer easy installation and maintenance, longevity and the same qualities as wall-to-wall, for creating a healthy, comfortable indoor environment.
Impervious carpet backing is normally used where cleanability is an important factor. Impervious carpets offer varying degrees of impermeability. Aqueous liquids, such as water, can normally penetrate through conventional carpet. So, in cases where water is spilled on conventional carpet, it typically seeps through and ultimately reaches the flooring below. This trapped water can lead to bacterial or fungal growth, which can cause unpleasant odours and deterioration of carpet backing or flooring. In the impervious carpet, the backing prevents water from passing through the carpet. Spillages can be cleaned and removed quickly and effectively.
The impervious backing in the carpet also permits washing of the carpet with generous amounts of water without wetting the subfloor. As a result, impervious carpets can be shampooed and wet methods used on them for regular maintenance.
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Laminate flooring is made from multiple layers. The idea is that the finished product will resemble wood, stone or tile flooring. The top of the flooring (the part that you see) is a high definition photograph of your chosen effect. This is usually a type of hardwood, but can also be bamboo or stone. The high quality photograph is extremely detailed and looks very authentic. This is covered (or laminated) by a transparent protective surface layer. The surface layer gives the protection that the floor needs to deal with daily wear and tear. A good quality laminate flooring will have a durable surface with built-in scratch guard and water resistance.
Beneath the photograph is a core layer. This core is usually made from High Density Fibreboard (HDF), which helps to give the flooring some structure. The final and bottom layer is there to balance the floor board. This balancing layer helps to give additional strength to your floor and stops the planks from cupping or bowing when being installed.
The finished product is a plank of flooring that has a click fitting system on each edge. Different widths, lengths and thicknesses of planks are available to suit your requirements.
Engineered flooring is made up of core boards and timber that are effectively layer after layer of ply bonded together. These boards are topped off with a lamella or top layer of solid wood, which is what makes engineered wood flooring look just like solid wood.
Engineered flooring can be installed as a floating floor, meaning if you moved home, you could take the floor with you as it does not stick to the subfloor. Wood is a natural product, meaning it can be affected by humidity and temperature, but the construction of engineered wood makes it less reactive to these changes. This makes it structurally solid and much less likely to damage or warp.
Engineered timber is now the most common type of wood flooring used globally, and the technology has enabled the production of much wider boards.
As a natural living product, solid wood will shrink and expand as your room changes temperature and as humidity rises and falls. For this reason, extremely careful attention has to be paid to installation to make sure that the planks are given sufficient room to move. While solid wood is available with click together joints on selected narrow styles, the extra stresses and strains put on these type of joints means that we recommended solid wood floors with tongue and groove joints (T&G) are used. Offering multiple installation method, T&G joints can deliver an exceptionally strong and lasting joint that is better at resisting stress.
Solid wood flooring is available in a variety of different thickness, depending on the durability and application of the floor. In most domestic locations where you are installing solid wood directly over an existing subfloor, such as concrete or plywood, you can choose whatever thickness suits your needs or budget.
The traditional parquet design can add a classic and contemporary twist to your traditional or modern home, giving an extra edge of elegance. The tough nature of this flooring makes it suitable for a variety of spaces, including hallways and lounges. Each parquet block is durable and can handle high levels of traffic whilst maintaining the timeless appeal of real wood.
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Most of the staircases nowadays are fitted with a stair nosing, and you’ll find it quite difficult to walk on one without it, whether it’s a house or a business office. Why? Because it provides you with some extra space as you walk up and down the staircase.
In other words, it increases a bit the length of each stair, so you can step on it more comfortably. This automatically makes the staircase safer as it reduces the fall accidents and protects you from slipping as you walk up and down the stairs, especially when you are in a rush.
It is also important to mention, that in many commercial buildings today stair nosing has to be fitted by the law, or the staircase will not comply according to codes and regulations.
Another reason for fitting stair nosings is the fact that they protect the stair edging from breaking or being damaged. This can easily happen when someone steps with force on the edge of a wooden step.
According to numerous research, many people are seriously injured on a yearly basis by falling from the stairs or by missing a step completely. By fitting stair nosings with alternative colouring, you can easily avoid this happening to you, colleague or a member of your family. Their different colouring will provide you with great support in improving the visibility of each step. Installing stair nosing with bright colours in dark wood staircases, for example, will ensure your safety,while at the same time making it easier to spot each step – even when there is little light.
So, if you have stairs at your home or in your office, we would highly recommend you fit stair nosings in order to prevent injuries or accidents that occur as a result of missing a step.
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As well as the above materials, we also offer a range of commercial-specific services:
- We offer Impartial specification & technical advice for all flooring products and processes, allowing you to make a more informed choice on flooring before placing an order. As we are independent, we have no obligation to up sell a particular type of flooring – the information you get from us will be completely impartial.
- Site surveys are available. We use our expertise to assess your workplace in terms of need for specific types of flooring.
- We can help you with accurate pricing and costing, so that you can plan a flooring project that meets your needs while sticking to budget.
- We can give you a n accurate indication of how long the life cycle of your flooring will be, based on environment, material and usage.
- We can help you with safety reporting and slip testing for your health and safety requirements.
- We offer samples of a range of different types of flooring, so you have the chance to thoroughly assess its benefits.
- We offer advice on issues such as sustainability, health & safety &the all-important aftercare processes.