Strata stars in big schools initiative

Polysafe Strata, a decorative safety flooring from commercial flooring specialist Polyflor, has been installed in a number of classrooms, laboratories and toilets at The North School, Ashford, Kent. The flooring is fitted in a new extension at the school, built by Verry Construction under a PFI contract.

Widely specified for its performance and bright, vibrant colours, Polysafe Strata – installed at the school by Bristol-based MAP Flooring – is available in nine attractive shades, each featuring a different multi-coloured flake decoration.

In all other respects, Polysafe Strata mirrors the features and benefits of the company’s long-established Polysafe Standard range in relation to availability, price, cleanability and true slip resistant performance in commercial areas with risks of spillages.

Incorporating coloured quartz, aluminium oxide and silicon carbide particles throughout the full product thickness for improved traction and safety underfoot, Polysafe Strata, in common with all Polyflor sheet vinyls, can be welded at the seams and to coved skirtings to create continuous, impervious surfaces.

As well as meeting the performance requirements of EN13845, the range conforms to HSE guidelines, achieving a sustainable slip resistance value of ≥36 on the RRL Pendulum wet test (using Four-S/Slider 96 rubber) and a surface roughness of Rz ≥ 20µm. Fully tested to fire safety standard EN 13501-1, Polysafe Strata is certified as Class Bfl-S1, achieving the criteria EN ISO 9239-1 ≥ 8kw/m2 and the mandatory requirement of EN ISO 11925-2 pass. Polysafe Strata is also certified by the British Board of Agrément with a G5ws rating, meaning the product can tolerate standing water by having the joints welded.

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