With planet-friendly materials now a fundamental design consideration, the choice of sustainable flooring is a must

Polyflor’s vinyl flooring options tick several green boxes including a long life, recylability and being on the Ecospecifier database

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Polyflor offers modern vinyl floors in a wide variety of styles, to suit a variety of spaces, including hospitality environments.

The world of commercial design is changing, with green credentials now an integral part of almost every project. This includes the specification of certified sustainable materials wherever possible – and flooring is naturally a major component of this.

The Polyflor range of products caters to those looking for superior quality and a variety of options, but there’s another emphasis, too, says managing director of Polyflor New Zealand Glenn Richardson.


“What sets Polyflor apart from its competitors is its strong commitment to the environment."

“As one example, the Ecospecifier Global GreenTag Cert scheme is a third-party ecolabel program that rates sustainable products in areas such as gas emissions, habitat degradation and toxicity to land, air and water – and Polyflor’s many products are certified under this scheme in Australia and New Zealand.”

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The biggest surface area in the room, retail flooring plays a large part in creating a welcoming decor for shoppers. Polyflor has a variety of eye-catching, low-upkeep solutions.

Through Polyflor’s high performance in these categories, its flooring products are listed on the Ecospecifier database of environmentally preferable building materials. This green resource provides architects, designers and specifiers with an easy, effective way to select an environmentally sustainable floor covering.

Polyflor has also 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 and using Polyflor products certified by Ecospecifier’s GreenTag scheme can help the specifier achieve maximum points.   

The vinyl surface specialist is also a co-founding 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 installation off-cuts, uplifted flooring,old stock roll-end and samples that would normally end up in landfill. This material is then recycled into new flooring or other products, such as traffic cones.

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Healthcare environments require durable, non-slip surfaces and Polyflor offers a range of options.

The majority of Polyflor’s product ranges are 100 per cent recyclable, with some of its floor coverings boasting up to 25 per cent recycled content. When processed through the Recofloor Vinyl Take-Back Scheme, the vinyl can be recycled many times over without losing its performance and functionality.

“In addition, Polyflor’s new product development continues to focus on reducing the environmental impact of its operations by providing a high level of durability, reliability, ease of maintenance and safe disposal,” says Richardson. 

“When choosing Environmentally Preferable Flooring from us, it’s key that our customers understand that using these green products means zero compromises in choice and functionality of the product.

Polyflor offers modern vinyl floors to suit a floor, flooring, standing, tile, gray
Polyflor offers modern vinyl floors to suit a spectrum of environments, including safety flooring for age-care facilities. Strong green credentials are a feature of these durable surfaces.

“Polyflor really is all about flooring design for a better environment,” says Richardson.

And the company’s care for the environment is matched by its comprehensive customer service.

“Our strength also lies in the quality of the products we make generally and in the rounded service that we offer to all our customers – whether architects, designers, specifiers or the general public.”

Whatever the product, whatever the setting, Polyflor guides its customers through the entire process – from choosing the most suitable product for a project to its application and maintenance.

Based near Manchester, England, Polyflor is a leading manufacturer of commercial floorcoverings, operating throughout the world. Launched in New Zealand and Australia in 1963, the company offers an extensive variety of flooring solutions to suit any need – from aged care facilities, offices, and retail to healthcare, education and residential. Options include slip resistance floors, acoustic solutions, wall cladding and rubber and sports flooring.

For details on the broad Polyflor New Zealand vinyl flooring ranges and the company’s dedication to a healthy planet, email: sales@polyflor.co.nz, alternatively head online: www.polyflor.co.nz

Jul 16, 2018
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