Polyflor, the UK's commercial and residential vinyl flooring specialist, has just announced that Expona Control, it’s groundbreaking slip resistant Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) brand, has recently been installed across four assisted living housing sites, each managed by Broxbourne-based social housing provider; B3Living. Developed for use in areas which receive high footfall, Expona Control is the first flooring product of its type, combining the design benefits of an LVT with the sustainable slip resistance of an HSE compliant safety floor. Over 900m2 of Expona Control’s Classic Oak was installed by Cheshunt Flooring of Hertfordshire throughout the communal living areas within four of their assisted living schemes. Stephen Bode of B3Living comments, “After previous maintenance and cleaning issues with carpet, we needed a cost-effective, easily maintainable and above all, safe flooring for our vulnerable residents within the common areas of our schemes. Expona Control met the brief in terms of both design and performance. ”
Ideal for environments such as assisted living, Expona Control is fully HSE compliant, offering the same slip resistance specification as Polyflor’s market-leading Polysafe ranges. The slip resistance is sustainable for the guaranteed life of the product due to its achievement of 36+ in the pendulum wet test and 20 microns of surface roughness. The enhanced wear layer creates a rougher, harder friction surface to ‘bite’ into the sole of footwear, resulting in the necessary durability and underfoot safety required of the flooring. Furthermore, once Expona Control is installed and maintained correctly, the slip resistance commonly improves over time. A clean floor is a safer floor, and the incorporation of Polyflor’s PUR technology provides an easier regime for maintenance staff and a reduced need for energy, power, water and chemical consumption.
Developed for use in residential and commercial areas which receive a high level of traffic, the range boasts 14 designs combining neutral stones and popular woodgrains; suitable for any purpose or design-led installation where underfoot safety is paramount. Contrary to traditional safety flooring, Expona Control is complemented with a range of inlay strips which allows for countless design possibilities. Tiles and planks from the wood and stone collections can also be installed side-by-side to delineate rooms and create zonal areas.
All Polyflor vinyl flooring is 100% recyclable via the Recofloor recycling scheme and contains recycled content.